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Mount Washington

Mount Washington Ski Resort Guide

Mount Washington, Canada

Rated: 3/5 (from 5 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForSnowfall and Apres-Ski.
Highest Lift1,590m5,217ft
Resort Height1,110m3,642ft
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Mount Washington

The largest ski area on Vancouver Island and the third most visited ski centre in the Province, recently underwent expansion with new high speed quad and accommodation..


The Canadian ski resort of Mount Washington is at an altitude of 1,110m3,642ft.

Mount Washington has direct access to 50 marked pistes, served by a total of 8 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


Mount Washington offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Mount Washington?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Mount Washington.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Mount Washington

Ski Area Stats

Mount Washington Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
40km25 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Mount Washington Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,590m5,217ft
Lowest Piste1,110m3,642ft
Resort Altitude (Mount Washington)1,110m3,642ft
Max Vertical480m1,575ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Mount Washington
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Mount Washington Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Mount Washington is 4km2 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Fletcher's Challenge'.


Snowboarding has caught on at every ski hill in the world and that is doubly true at Mt. Washington Alpine Resort. The Canadian national average of skiers to snowboarders is 25% and Mt. Washington sits at an amazing 45%, meaning that almost every second snowplayer is a boarder. There is a widely held misconception that only young people snowboard but one look around Mt. Washington Resort will quickly dispel this theory. Snowboarding has become attractive to all ages and the reason for such an explosion of board lovers seems to lie in the amount of snow Mt. Washington Resort receives. With an average

snowfall of just over 30 feet the Resort doesn t even own snowmaking machinery and is one of the few ski

resorts in British Columbia that has been in full operation from its proposed opening day.

Location and Map

Where is Mount Washington?

This ski resort is in Comox-Strathcona C, Comox Valley, Canada.


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How to get there


Ski Lift Capacity

The eight ski lifts are able to uplift 10,400 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Mount Washington open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.


NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Mount Washington, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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