The ski and snowboarding season is just around the corner at Mount Washington Alpine Resort.

Mount Washington announces return of 6ixPack lift ticket package

Renovations continue at resort as planned opening date of Dec. 9 approaches

Mount Washington Alpine Resort, along with Thrifty Foods, has announced the return of the popular six-pack of lift passes known as the 6ixPak.

Thrifty Foods is the exclusive off-mountain sales location for the 6ixPak, which includes six direct-to-lift tickets in a pre-packed bundle that can be used any day of the season.

They can be used by one individual, or they can be shared among family and friends. The 6ixPak is one of skiing’s most versatile lift ticket products, and savings of up to 15 per cent are available when purchased before Nov. 30.

The resort continues to put the finishing touches on more than $2,000,000 of improvements and expects to have all the current projects completed in time for the planned opening on Dec. 9.

“The underground work and prep for  installation of 10, highly anticipated, new snowmaking machines is going at a furious pace,” explained  Peter Gibson, Resort General Manager “While October was an incredibly tough month to work outside due to the weather, our crews are working hard to get things  finished in time for opening.”

The ongoing improvements include a new restaurant to be known as Eagle View Bistro, a new retail store called Outdoor Elements, and the new Rossignol demo centre.

Don Sharpe, Director Business Operations at Mount Washington noted, “Guests are going to be surprised and delighted when they walk in the front doors of the Alpine Lodge. With the new bistro and the contemporary retail store, the look and feel of these two locations will give guests a sense of what the future of the lodge will be.”

This winter the resort is introducing two Rossignol Experience Centres, one in the Alpine Lodge, home of the alpine ski school and rental fleet, and the other at Raven Lodge, which is the centre of Nordic activities.

Both the alpine and Nordic rental shops will receive an influx of new equipment which includes over 500 new pairs of skis, 100 new snowboards and 500 new pairs of boots.

New participants and returning guests can expect to get the best gear available when renting, which makes for a better experience on the snow, whether on the cross-country trails or on the alpine ski runs.

The rsort also announced that the first of three new snowcats has arrived, and two more brand new Bison and Bison X groomers from Prinoth are arriving in the next few weeks. The additions will bring the total groomer fleet to eight.

George Trousdell, Director Mountain Operations stated, “Our snowcat operators are excited to get into the new machines. They know that with better equipment we can get more runs groomed on a more consistent basis.”

While Mount Washington is undergoing a significant physical transformation, Gibson explained there is also a renewed focus on guest service training for its new and returning staff.

“We have most of our staff hired,” noted the GM. “Our renovations are wrapping up, and training has been ongoing all summer for our senior staff and some of our supervisors, so we are looking forward to the 2016/17 winter season.”

 

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