2012-04-18 - Season Ending With A Splash!
Image: Its been another banner snowfall year for Mount Washington.
Credit: Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Mount Washington Alpine Resort will wrap up a snowy 2011-12 winter season this Sunday, April 22 after hosting the annual Crush Slush Cup.
“Its been another amazing year for snowfall,” explains mountain spokesperson Brent Curtain. “We've received over 14 metres of total snowfall since November which gives us our fourth snowiest season on record.”
In similar fashion to recent deep snow years, Mount Washington welcomed an earlier than expected start to the season in the first week of December. After receiving exceptional amounts of snow in late January and March, a week-long extension was added to the month of April.
“It's hard to believe that three of our four deepest snow years have occurred in the last three years,” Curtain adds. “Mother Nature has definitely delivered the goods to skiers and boarders on Vancouver Island.”
Late season snow seekers will be treated to an entire mountain to ride over the last week of operation. Cross-country skiers will also have full use of the Raven Lodge and Nordic Centre right up to April 22nd. The fun-filled Ozone Snowtubing Park will also be open daily until closing day this Sunday.
And with a season-ending base of over five metres, the mountain has more than enough snow to build an awe-inspiring venue for this years Crush Slush Cup.
“Our Slush Cup has always been a crowd favourite for participants and spectators alike so make sure you get there early for the best view,” says Events Coordinator Marina Stevenson.
The Slush Cup features costumed participants who must ski, board, or occasionally slide down a slope and into a frozen pit of snow-filled water. Put your good sense aside and make sure you register early to be part of this years event!
If you're looking for some last minute deals, Mount Washington is offering $10 ski or snowboard rentals if you book online during this last week of operation and two for one ticket deals can be found in participating cases of Vancouver Island Brewery Islander Lager.
For more information on Mount Washington's final week of the winter season and operating hours visit mountwashington.ca.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort is located 30 minutes above the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. WestJet, Central Mountain Air, Pacific Coastal Airlines, and Island Express service the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ). To find out about accommodation and package information, call Mount Washington Alpine Resort at 1-888-231-1499 toll free or locally at 250-338-1386. Surf to www.mountwashington.ca for additional information including our live snow cam.
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Season Ending With A Splash!