The snow has fallen big time at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Snow blasts Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Southeat winds bring over 60cm, boosting snow base to well above 140cm

The white stuff is starting to pile up at Mount Washington Alpine Resort.

The major low pressure system that moved across east Vancouver Island over the last few days brought with it vast amounts of snow to the resort, with the mountain receiving over 60cm in the last seven days.

“This latest snowfall is just what we needed,” says Don Sharpe, Director of Business Operations and Marketing. “Our snow base is now well above the 140cm mark. We have opened up the whole front-side as well as additional Nordic terrain.”

In classic form, the latest weather system delivered some great base-building snow with the help of heavy winds from the southeast. “Southeast winds always mean snow, lots of snow,” says Sharpe. “We had faith that regular winter weather patterns would return to our part of the world. Looking back to similar weather patterns over our 30-year history, we’ve received upwards of three to four metres of snow in February and March respectively. So that means there is much more to come.”

There are some great upcoming winter events to go along with the great snow. Mount Washington is hosting Ski for MS on Jan. 25 and the BC Snowboard Slopestyle on Jan. 31-Feb. 1. If you’re making plans into February. there’ll be a bunch of fun, “Peace and Love” events on Valentine’s Day; including 2-for-1 night skiing, Snowshoe Fondue, a retro ’70s bash in Ted’s, or a gourmet three-course meal all being held on Saturday, Feb. 14.

For more information call Mount Washington Alpine Resort at  250-338-1386 or surf to


– Mount Washinton Alpine Resort



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