The GutBuster Ascent Race at Mt. Washington Ski Resort is the only uphill trail race on the Island. The race is a 6km run up to the top of Mt. Washington (1588m!) with 505m of elevation gain. The race starts at Alpine Lodge and steadily climbs throughout as you cross the mountain back and forth. Once above the treeline you'll be treated to some unbelievalbe views of the Comox Valley & Strathcona Park. The best part of it all is you get to ride the chair lift back down to the Alpine lodge. Definitely the most scenic and rewarding race in the series.