Things to Do
Cross-country skiing (Mount Washington Alpine Resort photo)
Ranked as a top 10 "Best Powder" locale by Ski Canada Magazine, Mount Washington has phenomenal downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.
Some 1.2 million visitors travel to Mount Washington Alpine Resort annually. They are drawn by an startling average snowfall of 11.5m/38ft, relatively mild winter temperatures, and a encompassing view of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver Island, and the Coast Mountain Range.
But summer is no slacker either. The resort's diverse terrain is used for hiking, sightseeing and festivals.
Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding
In total, five lifts (including 2 high-speed quads) and four Magic Carpet lifts service Mount Washington's 81 alpine runs and 505m/1,657ft of vertical. There are runs suited to all fitness and skill levels. Advanced skiers and snowboarders are particularly drawn to Mount Washington for its challenging backside, the Outback and extensive tree-skiing on the south side of the mountain. Night-skiing via the Whisky Jack Chair is also an option.