Cross-Country skiing (Dave Heath photo)
Mount Washington's phenomenal snowfall, mild temperatures, and astounding views of the Pacific Ocean, Gulf Islands, and Coast Mountain Range make for a memorable cross-country ski experience.
With 55km/34mi of trails, machine-groomed for cross-country skiing (classic and skate), the resort provides a top-rated Nordic experience. Since being granted Official Training Site status by Cross Country Canada, the Nordic trails, biathlon, and training facilities have been upgraded. The Canadian, US, Swedish, German, French, Czech, and Chinese Biathlon teams prepared for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games here.
Cross-country Ski Trails
Cross-country skiers at Mount Washington enjoy some of the most diverse and scenic trails in the Pacific Northwest. Most cross-country ski trails lie within the boundaries of Strathcona Provincial Park, the oldest and largest park of its kind in BC. Skiers are awestruck by views of rugged mountains, gigantic glaciers, and majestic stands of old growth forest.
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Mount Washington Alpine Resort, British Columbia
Mount Washington is home to one of the most spectacular coastal alpine settings in North America, with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop on one side and scenic Strathcona Park bordering the other.
In winter, Mount Washington receives a legendary 10.5 metres of annual snowfall. The resort is acknowledged as the home of Canada's deepest pile, however, it's not all about the snow! In summer, the mountain and surrounding resort community transforms itself into a major destination for mountain bikers, hikers and summer alpine enthusiasts.
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