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Courtenay, Skiing & Snowboarding
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I don't know if there is a Mt. Washington in Japan or not, but I was happy to find out there was sushi on the ski hill when I hit the slopes last week! Mt. Washington Alpine Resort is Vancouver Island's "local" ski hill, located slightly north of the Comox Valley.
Sushi-Mon is located at the bottom of the Hawk chairlift, across the parking lot. One of those great places you wouldn't know was there unless you knew it was there.
Upon opening the door, the crisp snow-flaked filled air was replaced by wafting smells of curry-infused yummyness (is that a word?) Time to take off my jacket, loosen my boots and fill myself up with yam tempura rolls and miso soup. By the time my food arrived I wished I had ordered one of thier ramen noodle bowls, packed with enough veggies to soften any fall on the black diamond runs. (BEWARE: HUGE portions - my miso soup was served family style. Thankfully my family was there to share.)
Unfortunately, when I asked if one of the dishes we ordered was coming, I got a bit of a snappy remark - "yes, we're a bit busy, you know." Fair enough, they were busy, and as soon as the rush calmed down the staff did as well. I won't hold it against them and I will go back and of course, recommend the place to you.
Here's another tip for you - the Alpine Cafe serves up awesome chicken fingers!