About Mount Washington, Vancouver Island
Vancouver Island's year-round Alpine Destination.
Enjoy downhill, nordic skiing,snowboarding and snow shoeing (winter and spring) and hiking and exploring Strathcona Provincial Park (summer and fall) on the mountain and golfing, fishing, scubadiving, shopping, beach combing off the mountain. With a wide variety of accommodations to choose from and year round festivals to enjoy consider Mount Washington for your next getaway, any time of year to explore the East Coast of Vancouver Island.
Get Away to Mount Washington
Located just 30 minutes from the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, Mount Washington serves up some of the most spectacular scenery the island has to offer. From the summit gaze across the expanse of the Pacific Ocean’s Georgia Strait and British Columbia’s coastal mountain range. Vancouver Island’s Mountain Ranges and Strathcona Provincial Park make a spectacular backdrop for this high alpine destination.
With an average of 11 metres of annual snowfall the resort typically has the deepest ski resort snow depths in Canada, and at times, North America. Winters on Mount Washington give Vancouver Islanders the opportunity to rise above the seasonally low cloud cover and enjoy brilliant sunshine in a winter wonderland.
Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding - 5 Lifts and 4 magic carpets and over 35 runs to explore.
Terrain Parks - Rockstar Terrain Park and Easy Acres Terrain Park
SnowTubing - Speedy lanes, rollers and whoop-dee-doos!
Nordic Skiing - 40k of Nordic Trails in Strathcona Provincial Park
Snowshoing - Explore the trail system in Strathcona Provincial Park
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You'll find just about everything you need on the mountain, including restaurants, pub, lounge, retail shops, equipment rentals and a Kid's Zone. The resort has an internationally recognized snow school program with special classes for Seniors and the Disabled. Numerous special events take place throughout the season.
Fun on the mountain doesn't end once the snow has melted. Mount Washington is the gateway and trailhead into the vast wilderness of B.C.'s largest provincial park, Strathcona Provincial Park. Whether you want to enjoy a 2 hour hike in the alpine or head out for a multi-day trek it’s all here. The day hike up to Lake Helen MacKenzie returning along Battleship is very popular way to enjoy a day in the alpine. During the summer, chairlift rides to Mount Washington’s summit features breathtaking panoramic views of the Comox Glacier, Mt. Albert Edward, the Strait of Georgia and numerous coastal communities and islands.
Located in Raven Lodge (our cross country lodge), Raven Cafe is the hot spot for homestyle breakfasts, fresh baked goods and a barista bar to get your day started! Lunch offerings include soups, sandwiches, salads, burgers and daily specials. Raven also offers a casual evening dining fresh sheet on weekends, as well as our popular Snowshoe & Fondue Package. Nestled in the forest bordering Strathcona Park.
- Summit Elevation 1588m (5215 feet)
- Vertical Rise 505m (1657 feet)
- Average Annual Snowfall 1150cm (38 feet) - 25 year average
- Record Snowfall 1920cm (2010-2011)
- Winter Season December to April conditions permitting
- Alpine Trails 81 runs (14% beginner, 35% intermediate, 36% advanced, 15% expert
- Acres of Terrain 1700 +
- Lifts 2 high speed chairlifts (1 six pack, and 1 quad), 2 fixed grip quads, 1 triple chair, 4 magic carpets
- Day Lift Operations 9am - 3:30pm, daily
- Night Skiing Thursday to Sunday & holidays - 3:30pm - 9:00pm
- Lift Capacity 13,000 riders/hour
- Terrain Parks 2 Terrain parks - The Rockstar Terrain Park & Easy Acres Terrain Park
- Snow Tubing Lift accessed and night lit
- Alpine Village Ski-in/ski-out accommodation for over 4,000 people