Ski Canada Day Weekend July 1-3 2011
Article Date: June-30-2011
Summer was supposed to be normal at Mount Washington this year. Open on July 1st just like normal. Mile High Chairlift Rides and Bike Park opening just like normal. But last winter was not normal, and this is definitely not a normal summer!
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For the first time in resort history, Mount Washington will open for skiing and boarding in July. This is not a typo, there will be skiing and boarding in July!
If we can't open the Bike Park due to the snow depths on the mountain, then we'll open up the mountain for skiing.
And in similar fashion to June's father's day skiing event, the mountain will operate the Whiskey Jack chairlift from 11am to 7pm on July 1st to 3rd for snow sliding. Tickets will be $25 per person, rentals are available as well for $25 as a package.
On top of the summer sliding, the Thrifty Foods Family Fun Day also takes place on Friday, July 1st. The event will feature fun activities and games for the kids, plus a delicious Canada Day cake so make sure you're decked out in your best red and white!
Mount Washington's summer operations still begin July 1st with the popular Mile High Chairlift Rides. Operating times are 11am to 7pm daily. The Bike Park, which is still covered in various depths of snow, is still on track for a recently adjusted July 15th opening date.
With delays to the Bike Park opening date, Mount Washington has also made changes to some of their mountain bike event dates. The trail crews are continuing to work on digging out the bike trails and we'll know how many trails will open closer to July 15th
The Rocky Mountain Learn to Ride Week is now July 25th to the 29th and will feature our new top to bottom Green Line trail for beginner riders,The best way to find out all of event changes is by visiting the calendar at mountwashington.ca.
Highlights of the summer include the new Scotch and Suds Festival on July 8, the return of the Bearclaw Invitational Slopestyle on August 6, and a Wine and Food Festival on August 26-27.