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Summer operations are here at Mount Washington Alpine Resort! The Bike Park, Scenic Chairlift, Zipline, Retail Store and Patio are all open daily. View full details and hours of operation here

Updated: 2024-07-13 - 18:21 PM
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SUMMER VIDEO UPDATE: JULY 12, 2024

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Bike Park & Events Update with Bre

July is Jumpin' With Events & Mountain Happenings

Summer is on a roll around Washington Alpine Resort, and July is jumpin' with events and activities to get amongst daily. This week, our Sr. Manager of Summer Operations, Bre, is sharing news on all the happenings you won't want to miss. Watch the video now!

The Highlights:

  • Jump & Drop Clinic this Sunday, Gravity Ladies Camp, Alpine Kids Camp & more summer programs and lessons for all ability levels!
  • Learn to Ride packages 50% off for beginners every Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Family Fridays and Super Saturdays: ticket discounts from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Music in the Mountains: Saturday Afternoon Concerts 3 pm to 5 pm. This Saturday, July 13th featuring: Jim Legacy
  • First Downhill Race of the season: Sunday, July 21st on Helter Skelter
  • Zipline Monday to Wednesday for $99 or less! Daily group discounts also available.

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NEW 1.4km blue flow trail built by Darren Berrecloth, OSEZNO now open:
Osezno (Bear Cub) is a Mt. Washington Bike Park project collaboration designed and built by the legendary local Darren Berrecloth (aka Bearclaw) and the builders of JD Parks. Throwing it back to the epic "Bearclaw Invitational" events of our Bike Park's past, the Osezno project partnership is just the beginning of what we hope to continue building in the seasons to come.

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THE MEMO BLOG & MEDIA RELEASES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  |  June 20, 2024  |  contact: media@mountwashington.ca

Mount Washington Alpine Resort Announces Deep Freeze on Price Increases through its Mission Affordability Plan in Summer 2024 and Winter 2024/25

Mount Washington Alpine Resort
MT. WASHINGTON, BC – Mount Washington Alpine Resort has announced a Mission Affordability initiative to freeze or reduce pricing on all lift ticket online rates and the 6ixPak multi-ticket product for the 2024/25 winter season. The mountain is also releasing significant savings for summer 2024 zipline and bike park operations, bringing back a discounted 3-pack bike haul product, like the winter 6ixPak. The resort says this effort is a direct response to the inflationary environment across the Canadian economy over the past several years, which has affected guests and the resort alike, as everyone tries to navigate a challenging economy while still engaging with the sports and brands they love. 

The Mission Affordable initiative began this past spring with a 10% price decrease on advanced purchases of winter 2024/25 season passes, and extends beyond lift ticket pricing to new low-priced signature menu options in restaurants, progressive bike lessons and snow school programming with discounted offers for beginners, midweek activity discounts, group booking savings, and more. The list of winter 2024/25 cost reductions will grow throughout the summer, and additional initiatives will be announced this fall. Discounted summer activities and programs are available now. 

Reflecting on Mount Washington’s commitment to affordability, general manager Dean Prentice commented, “There have been challenges posed by inflation and increased costs for both the resort and its guests from around Vancouver Island and beyond over the past few years. For the upcoming summer and winter seasons, the resort plans to freeze or reduce the costs of most activity products, adding low-cost food and beverage items, and various other experiences, aiming to make visiting Mount Washington and its amenities as accessible as possible to as many guests as possible.” 

The commitment to affordability is encouraged by Pacific Group Resorts, Inc. (PGRI), Mount Washington’s parent company based in Park City, Utah. A core tenet of the company’s long-term strategic position has been offering affordable mountain escapes starting with the introduction of the Mission Affordable suite of lift products and extending to the most comprehensive Free Learn to Ski and Ride programs in the industry. By prioritizing value-driven initiatives, through this new Mission Affordability program, PGRI’s resorts aim to make mountain recreation accessible to a broader audience ensuring more people can enjoy the scenic beauty and activities more often, without compromising on the quality of the guest experience. 

Prentice also noted, “Mission Affordability recognizes the economic challenges inflation has, and continues to have, on our community. At Mount Washington, we are in the business of staying in business, but committing to freezing or reducing prices now for the upcoming seasons wherever possible, ensures we’re doing our part to provide a relief valve for our guests to enjoy mountain activities, and have fun here exploring the outdoors and all the amenities that accompany a great visit.”
About Mount Washington Alpine Resort 
Mount Washington Alpine Resort is located just a 30-minute drive from the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. In the winter, guests enjoy five chairlifts and five carpet lifts accessing over 1,700 acres and 1,657 vertical feet of alpine terrain. The resort also operates 55 kilometers of designated cross-country skiing, and 25km of snowshoeing and fat biking trails, along with a dedicated world-class Nordic Centre facility, Raven’s Lodge. Off-island visitors can use WestJet, Air Canada, Central Mountain Air, and Pacific Coastal Airlines which provide air service to the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) or they can fly right into Comox Marina via Harbour Air. Additional carriers serving the Victoria Airport (YYJ). For more information, please visit www.mountwashington.ca
 
About Pacific Group Resorts Inc. (PGRI) 
Pacific Group Resorts, Inc. is an international resort operating company based in Park City, Utah whose portfolio includes Jay Peak in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Wintergreen Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Mt. Washington Alpine Resort in the Beaufort Mountain Range on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Wisp Resort in the Appalachian Mountains of western Maryland, and Powderhorn Mountain Resort on the Grand Mesa of western Colorado.  PGRI also manages the mountain operations of Ragged Mountain in New Hampshire, which is not owned by Pacific Group Resorts, Inc. Combined the company operates over 4,000 acres of ski terrain serving about 1 million skier visits per year, 99 holes of golf, over 40 food & beverage outlets, over 4,000 pillows, plus tennis, pickleball, pools, a water park, athletic fields, a whitewater rafting course, numerous retail operations, spas, and a variety of other amenities.  For more information on PGRI, please visit www.pgri.us

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Introducing: Mission Affordable

Bike Park Saving Highlights:

  • Bike Park Season Passes are $100 off until Monday, June 24th. An adult season pass is just $359 to ride any day all summer long!
    • Bike Park single-day tickets are $55 for an adult midweek (new this summer) and $65 on weekends.
  • NEW DirtPak 3-ticket mountain bike lift product. Share tickets and save on your access to lift-accessed riding with a DirtPak, just $159 for 3 adult tickets. Only available in person at ticket windows.
Click here to purchase Bike Park lift tickets and season pass products →

  • Discounted beginner Learn to Ride lesson packages are $109 for an adult and include a lift ticket, 2-hour equipment rental and 2-hour bike lesson. Just for newbies to downhill mountain biking!
    • Save 50% off Learn to Ride mountain bike beginner packages every Tuesday and Wednesday all summer!
  • NEW Bike lift ticket & equipment rental packages: starting from just $164 midweek for an adult to rent a full mountain bike and helmet package along with a full day lift ticket. Package savings offers 23% off these products compared to last summer.
  • Family $5 Fiver Fridays continue in the Bike Park and Scenic Chairlift, offering super discounted access to families: $5 child tickets, $10 youth, $15 adult, every Friday all summer.
  • NEW Super Saturday Savings: 2 for 1 Bike Park Tickets every Saturday evening from 5:30-7:30pm, bring a friend and split the deal for half off.
Click here to learn more about bike lesson and rental programs →

Zipline & Other Summer 2024 Highlights:

  • Zipline for $99 or less Monday to Wednesday! Save and soar on the Eagle's Flight ZipTour midweek. Enjoy the peace and quiet in the alpine!
    • Group Zipline Discounts! Save up to 20% off when you get your crew together to soar with the eagles on our 4-span zipline tour experience. Group deals are available for parties of 3 or more people, any day of the week all summer long. Call to save!
Click here to learn more about discounted Zipline Tours →

  • Getting married in the mountains? The Bride & Groom saying "I do" here at Mount Washington access all activities, including ziplining and mountain biking, completely FREE!
    • Wedding guests visiting us for the celebration save up to 30% off all activities*! Call our team to book these discounts. 
  • Kids Adventure Camps are available with bus transportation from the Comox Valley to the mountain! 4-days of alpine activities including a trip to the Marmot Recovery Centre, a day in the Bike Park learning skills, hiking, and more fun.
  • Dine on the Eagle View Patio with an affordable meal option for under $10 dollars! Summer Special: a hot dog (veggie or meat) and an ice cream cone.
  • Daycare is now available at the mountain weekends all summer! Enjoy access to professional childcare on Saturdays and Sundays for your kiddos who are not quite old enough to access mountain activities with you.
Click here to learn more about camps, programs and daycare →

Winter 2024/25 Season Mission Affordable Savings:

Stay tuned for more Mission Affordable details to be announced this fall regarding price freezes or reductions for winter 2024/25 lift tickets, 6ixPaks and other products. Thanks for visiting us at Mount Washington Alpine Resort!
Prices above are based on Adult 19+ access, click to view details for youth, senior and child on pages our website for each product.

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Summer Activities

Mount Washington Bike Park

The Bike Park
Lift Accessed Riding

Purchase single-day tickets or better yet, a season pass, and enjoy access to our Bike Park all summer long. The Mt. Washington Bike Park offers a variety of tech and flow downhill mountain biking trails for all ability levels of riders, including a Skills Park! Visit us here in Vancouver Island's coastal playground for the most lift-accessed gravity-fueled fun you can have on two-wheels. How about another lap?

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Mount Washington ZipTour

Eagles Flight ZipTour
Zip Lining at Mt Washington

Now is the time to take flight. Unfold your wings and soar through the treetops on Mt. Washington's most thrilling adventure, the Eagle's Flight ZipTour! Enjoy the rush of freedom as you fly down the face of the mountain reaching breathtaking speeds. Vancouver Island's longest zip line experience offers unbeatable views of the Salish Sea and surrounding communities. This is a must-add adventure for your summer bucket list!

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Scenic Chairlift Rides at  Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Summer Scenic
Chairlift Rides

Breathtaking mountain scenery with views of the Salish Sea, nearby neighbouring mountain ranges, alpine wildflowers, native trees, and local wildlife are some of the sights to enjoy on a scenic chairlift ride. Live like a local while exploring the great outdoors of Mount Washington and Strathcona Provincial Park.
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Hiking Activities at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Alpine Hiking
at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Go hiking in the alpine at Mount Washington Alpine Resort or in our neighbouring Strathcona Provinical Park. Live like a local while exploring the great outdoors of Mount Washington and Strathcona Provincial Park.
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Mount Washington XC Cross Country Trails

Cross Country
XC Riding at Mt Washington

If you're not afraid to pedal, we have a small network of enduro and XC riding available at Mt Washington. Enjoy our alpine to rainforest, loamy turns, rock rolls, waterfalls,  and epic views of the Strathcona Park and mountain range. Alternatively, take some lessons at our Bike School and learn to ride park.

Bike School
Alpine Disc Golf Map

Disc Golf
Alpine Course Map

From the top of Eagle Chair, purchase Scenic Chairlift Access or ride free as a Mountain Pass Holder. 11 Hole Black Diamond course for advanced players leads you down to the Whiskey Jack Chair & 7 Hole Blue course for novice players stays higher up the mountain for an easier hike. Steep rocky gradients on ski runs, spotter recommended on downhill holes. Click to view scorecards and the course map on the UDisc website or mobile app. Discs can be rented or purchased from Outdoor Elements retail store.
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Bike Park Experiences

Bike Rentals at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

NEW DirtPak
3 Shareable Bike Park Lift Tickets

Introducing the DirtPak – a shareable 3-pack of bike park day tickets, perfect for any day during the 2024 Summer Season. Save up to 18% compared to single-day lift tickets and hit the trails with your friends! This is one of the best savings options we’re offering this summer. Only available to purchase in person at the ticket windows. No blackout dates – ride whenever you want!
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Mount Washington Expansion

2024 Bike Park Expansion
What's New on the Trails?

2024 Bike Park Expansion Projects, NOW OPEN!

This summer we are pleased to announce some new trails, upgrades and features to the bike park. We hope to see you here and riding them soon!

  • A NEW 1.4 km-long blue flow trail OSEZNO, built by Darren Berrecloth.
  • Hwy 19 and The Wiz trail rebuilds in the Good Time Glades
  • Greenline re-route on lower Tyee
  • Upgraded Time Warp start and finish areas
  • and more still to be announced!
Our trail crew was busy last summer and in the fall of 2023 to prepare these new trail openings for you to enjoy early this summer. Thanks for visiting the Bike Park!
Bike Report
Bike Park Rental and Lift Ticket Package Savings

Mtn Bike Rental & Lift Ticket
Super Discounted Package Savings!

NEW Bike lift ticket & equipment rental packages: starting from just $174 for an adult to rent a full mountain bike, helmet and armor package along with a full day lift ticket. Package savings offer 23% off these products compared to purchasing individually last summer.
Rental & Ticket Packages
Mount Washington First Time and New Riders

Advancement For All Riders
Mountain Bike Lessons & Programs

Whether you're looking for an introductory, group, private, or package lesson, we have something tailored to fit the needs of all downhill mountain bike riders looking to get a taste of the Bike Park or advance their skills. If you’re comfortable riding a bike on pavement, we’ll have you loving our easy cruising trails and learning areas in no time!
Lessons & Rentals

More Summer Experiences

Summer Courtyard BBQ at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Eagle View Courtyard BBQ
Summer Dining at Mount Washington

Enjoy the outdoor courtyard BBQ all summer long. Eagle View Bistro's patio offers a variety of shady and sunny seating as well as a grassy area with picnic tables, perfect for relaxing summer days no matter your lounging style. Here at Mt. Washington, we strive to offer fresh, local ingredients for our in-house-made delights. From locally roasted organic coffees, Vancouver Island craft beer, and small batch spirits to our famous fries, you’ll never leave hungry. Join us this summer for apres and a hearty meal after your activities, or simply take in the views with a refreshing cocktail.
Courtyard BBQ
Flora & Fauna at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Flora & Fauna
at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Vancouver Island’s separation from mainland British Columbia by Johnstone and Georgia Straits means that many mammal species common to other parts of the province are not found on the Island. The endangered Vancouver Island Marmot is a creature especially close to our hearts who calls this mountain home.
Flora & Fauna
Summer Events at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Summer Events
at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Mount Washington is the place to be this summer, this is where you can enjoy outdoor events with your family and friends. Come and join us for some great on-hill events like our Thursday Night Race Series, contests, bike jams, virtual contests, family apres, and more.
Summer Events
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