VANCOUVER ISLAND- OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ABOUNDS!
Ski and golf. Snowboard and surf. Cross-country ski and kayak. Snowshoe and hike the West Coast Trail. Snowtube and salmon fish! Mount Washington Alpine Resort is located in a geographical hotspot for outdoor adventure tourism and epitomizes the wilderness that is Canada. Visit the mountain this winter and discover an unbelievable array of eco-tourism options right at the mountain's doorstep. If you're looking for a high-altitude snow experience with BC's deepest snow, ocean ecosystems teeming with life, or remote sandy beaches with inviting waves- then this is your place. It's time to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and discover what the locals already know- it's not tropical, but Vancouver Island is paradise!
GAMES LEGACY LEAVES LASTING IMPRESSION AT MOUNTAIN
After the Olympic Games came to Vancouver in 2010, great Games legacies were left in communities around British Columbia. At Mount Washington, that legacy is the stately Vancouver Island Mountain Centre (VIMC). Opened in December, the VIMC is the ultimate venue for athletes and outdoor education groups looking to capitalize on Mount Washington's alpine slopes, nordic trails and proximity to Strathcona Provincial Park. The VIMC comes complete with group accommodation, a full kitchen, conference facilities and fitness centre. Discover how Mount Washington seized the Olympic opportunity to bring international athletes to the Island resort pre-Games, then helped contribute to the development of the Vancouver Island Mountain Centre project post-Games.
EASY ACRES SUCCESSFUL ON AND OFF SNOW!
Last winter, Mount Washington invested 3 million dollars into their beginners area. Why? The mountain realized that the beginners experience was paramount to the future success of the resort. The beginner development, called Easy Acres, generated significant publicity for the mountain, yielded a significant increase in beginner lesson traffic for the first time in years, and introduced the largest network of covered Magic Carpets to North America. Find out why Mount Washington's phones are now ringing off the hook for advice on the development of this popular beginner product.
THE DEEP SNOW CAPITAL OF CANADA
In Canada, it's amazing that most people don't associate Vancouver Island with snow. All in all, it's a fair statement when you consider the lack of white stuff at sea level which makes the region a boon for winter-escaping retirees. But if it's snow you seek, all you need to do is climb high into the mountains- a 30 minute drive and 1000 metres up- to discover the deepest snow in all of Canada. Mount Washington has received three of its deepest snow seasons in resort history, all in the last five years. An anamoly? Hardly, when you realize the resort has been recognized industry-wide as the one of the deepest resorts worldwide for well over the last decade. So in the world of snow, Mount Washington- Vancouver Island- actually has an abundance!