Nordic Report - Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Mt Washington Alpine Resort

Nordic XC Report

TODAY AT Raven Lodge

We Are Now Closed

Thanks for another memorable season with us here at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. We are now closed for the winter 2023/24 season, reopening for summer activities in mid-June 2024. All mountain slopes and terrain are officially closed to the public; for everyone's safety, please avoid trespassing as our teams actively work with machinery around the mountain on end-of-season projects. Thanks for your cooperation! We can't wait to see you this summer.

Updated: April 8th, 2024 at 09:50 AM - 09:49AM
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Weather

Right Now
light rain

Now 1:50 PM - 2024-05-23

11 °c | 52 °f

H: 12°c | 53°f

L: 3°c | 38°f

Wind: 16km/hr SW

Humidity: 79%

Fri

H: 2°

L: 1°

Sat

H: 4°

L: 3°

Sun

H: 1°

L: 0°

Trail Report

Nordic Report Updated: April 8th, 2024 at 09:50 AM

XC Trail

Rating

Status

Trackset

Comment

Lookout-0.5 km
Closed
Stadium-0.3 km
Closed
Ponds-3.0 km
Closed
West Passage-1.0 km
Closed
Jutland-3.0 km
Closed
Misty Mtn Traverse-1.2 km
Closed
Marmot Flats-2.5 km
Closed
Paradise Meadows-3.0 km
Closed
Jackrabbit Link-2.0 km
Closed
Far East-4.5 km
Closed
Lake Approach-1.5 km
Closed
Upper West-3.0 km
Closed
Lower West-1.0 km
Closed
World Cup Trails-5.0 km
Closed
Legacy View-1.5 km
Closed
The Grind-2.5 km
Closed
Ravens Revengedog friendly-6.0 km
Closed
Sprint Loop-2.0 km
Closed
Lake Trail-9.0 km
Closed
Disco Rd.-1.2 km
Closed

Snowshoe

Rating

Status

Comment

Old Cabin Trail-2.5 km
Lookout Trail-0.5 km
Snow Paws  dog friendly trail-1.5 km
Tree Beard's Trail-1.5 km
Crooked Creek-2.0 km
Finger Glades-4.0 km
Great Big View-3.0 km
Rossiter's Rise-3.0 km

Tobogganing

Rating

Status

Comment

Family Sliding Zone

Nordic Grooming FAQs

GROOMING When does Mount Washington groom?

One snowcat generally starts at 11 pm or 12 am.
The goal is for groomers to have completed their tasks and will be off the trails by 9 a.m. for opening.

During the normal grooming shift or prior to 9:00 am the snowcats will be traveling in any direction on the trails as this helps move snow to where it should be, can help with track setting, and contributes to an economical grooming route. The snowcat may frequently back up as the operator rebuilds a section of trail, carves into the sides to widen the trail, collects snow to fill in holes in creeks, and fills in the dips between steep pitches. This is why, out of safety for staff and guests, the trails do not open until 9 a.m., to ensure the groomer is safely off the trails before skiing commences.

  • The trails also take time to set and firm up if a skier uses a trail immediately after it has been groomed, the surface will still be extremely soft and will cause significant ruts in the trail until it is groomed again.
  • The indented tracks the skier leaves behind are there until the trail is re-groomed the next day or other skiers gradually wear them down. This means that other skiers have to contend with the ruts in the trail and that can trip them up.
  • Tilling the snow removes air within the snowpack, heats the snow crystals with friction, and breaks off the arms of the snowflakes. The snow then requires some time to cool down and “re-freeze”. This is why it is important to let the trails set after grooming, rather than having skiers on the trail immediately after the operator is complete, particularly in the skate ski lane.
  • A fresh, deep snowfall only allows the tracks, the tiller, and the blade to physically disturb the top layers. This compresses and hardens up the top layer of the snow but there often is a soft layer immediately underneath that affects skaters.
  • Classic skiers can ski in the tracks immediately after the snowcat has passed by as the pans compress the snow.
  • Skaters are a different story. The process of cooling and consolidating the skate lane takes from 10 minutes to 25 minutes depending on the humidity, age, and temperature of the snow. Fresh snow takes longer than old snow.
  • Out of continued safety for our staff and guests and as a standard set by commercial operators and the Canada West Ski Area Association, we do not operate a snowcat on the trails while operational. In some circumstances, this is not the case. If by chance the groomer is caught out on an area later than normal, then the resort will use a snowmobile escort to ensure the machine is safely off the trails and to indicate to skiers that a snowcat is following.
  • We have a close working relationship with BC Parks and maintain safe operating procedures based on our permit to operate within Strathcona Park and environmental impact management and therefore cannot operate within the park until we have at least 1 meter of settled snowpack.
  • All guests using the trails we manage within Strathcona Park must obtain a valid trail pass or Season Pass to gain access.
  • Those going into the park and not following the marked trail may do so without a trail pass, however, you must know where you are going, have proper route-finding skills, and carry adequate supplies to ensure safety on your trip.

Fat Bikiing Trails

Fat Bike Trail

Distance

Rating

Status

Status

Comment

Marmot's Mess
.6 km
Closed
Jutland
3 km
Closed
Marmot Flats
2.5 km
Closed
West Passage
1 km
Closed
Finger Glades
4.0 km
Closed
Ravens Revenge  dog friendly trail
6 km
Closed
Great Big View
3.0 km
Closed
Legacy View
1.5 km
Closed

Mountain Cams

Nordic Cam

Our Nordic Camera is positioned in front of the iconic Raven Lodge, this camera gives a real-time view of the beautiful Strathcona Provincial Park and surrounding area.

Alpine Cam

Our Alpine Lodge Camera is positioned at the base of the Eagle Chairlift, this camera gives a real-time view of what's happening at the mountain with your favourite runs and lifts in sight,

Trail Maps

Trail Maps

Summer Maps