Ski-to-surf views and some of the deepest snow on the West Coast -- welcome to Mount Washington, Vancouver Island’s destination ski resort. Tucked between the Pacific Ocean and the snow peaks of Strathcona Provincial Park, Mount Washington wows with deep snow, great scenery and an easy-going island vibe.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island boasts a staggering average of 11.5 m (38 ft) of snowfall a year. That’s so much snow that Ski Canada Magazine gave it the “Biggest Snow” award in 2012.
And the scenery? The mile high peak’s panoramic ocean and mountain vistas earned it another award from Ski Canada Magazine for “Best View” in 2011.
Eighty-one runs, a freestyle site with a mogul course, terrain park, and 55 km (34 mi) of groomed Nordic trails offer plenty of ways to play. And backcountry skiers can explore the vast wilderness of Strathcona Provincial Park.
New to skiing? Mount Washington’s Easy Acres learning area, with four Magic Carpet lifts, will have newbies carving turns in no time.
Après? Chill out on the mountain by catching a band at Fat Teddy’s – or just keep skiing. Mount Washington lights up the trails every weekend for both Nordic and Alpine night skiing.