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Make fresh tracks in the deepest natural snowpack (avg 11.5m/38ft) in Canada at Vancouver Island's premier winter destination, Mount Washington. Carve turns on the steeps or Mount Washington's mile high summit with a spectacular ocean and mainland mountain view. Glide through frosted glades with the snowy peaks of Strathcona Provincial Park sparkling above you. A day on Canada's Island Mountain, Mount Washington could be the most memorable day of your life.

Mount Washington is pure island fun for family, university, school or corporate groups, and independent travellers looking for the ultimate winter vacation in a safe, friendly environment.

Alpine Skiing Winter Mount Washington


Drop in from the peak or learn the basics on Green Acres - Mount Washington Alpine Resort offers a wide choice of alpine winter activities including skiing, snowboarding, 2 terrain parks, night skiing, snow tubing, ski schools, children’s programs, day care facilities, a progressive snow school and instructor training programs. Skiers and snowboarders will enjoy over 81 alpine trails accessed by 9 lifts or carpets.

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Nordic cross country skiing Mount Washington


Nordic skiers and snowshoers have access to 55kms of scenic cross-country trails and a world class Nordic Centre that was home to international Olympic teams as they acclimatized and prepared for the 2010 Olympics.

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Ski in Ski out Acccomodation Mount Washington


Whether you need a large chalet for the whole extended family or a slopeside condo just for two, there is a wide range of accommodation right on Mount Washington for easy access to the slopes.

Our pedestrian-only Alpine Village features cozy ski chalets where you can ski right to the lifts, Deer & Bear Lodge put you right beside some of the main runs, drive-to chalets and condos are perfect for quick access - with over 400 beds on mountain there's one just right for you!

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Off mountain winter sport activities available include guided snowshoe hikes and ice climbing. Vancouver Island has some of the best cold water diving in the world and visibility is at its best during the winter months . . . and there are very few destinations in the world where you can dive and ski or ride on one trip let alone one day! If you are looking to carve the powder and ride the waves all on one trip, Mount Washington is the winter destination you are looking for . . . combine 3, 5 or 7 days skiing with a weekend or more surfing on Vancouver Islands rugged West Coast. You are guaranteed the perfect ride followed by a couple of days storm watching and relaxing in Tofino or exploring the island.