2012-06-07 - Three Father's Days In A Row On Snow!
Image: Skiers and boarders get to enjoy another Father's Day weekend on the snow!
Credit: Mount Washington Alpine Resort
For an unbelievable third year in a row, Mount Washington will operate on Father's Day weekend for skiing and boarding. The resort will spin the Whiskey Jack Chairlift from 10am to 4pm on June 16 and 17th.
“We recently completed another stellar snow season up here so the writing was on the wall back in April- we were contemplating another summer snow session,” explains resort spokesperson Brent Curtain.
To make some turns on the summer corn snow, tickets will cost $25 per person and rental skis and boards will be an additional $25. If you pre-purchase your tickets and rentals online at mountwashington.ca you get an additional 10% discount.
The mountain is confirming that Linton's Loop will be open top to bottom that weekend but will determine if more runs can open closer to June 16. “We want to see what the weather brings over the next week before we commit to the number of runs we can open,” adds Curtain.
For fans of the terrain park, a selection of rails and features will be setup mid-mountain.
While summer ski days are an anomaly over the resort's 33 years of operation, massive snowfalls in the last few seasons have resulted in an influx of summer snow turns.
“Four of our five deepest snow years have all occurred in the last few years. We're definitely in a deep cycle for snowfall so it's not surprising to see the snow last this long.”
As a bonus for heading up to the summer ski weekend, all skiers and boarders will receive a two for one Mile High Chairlift Ride voucher. There will also be prizes handed out throughout the weekend for best outfits and costumes.
For more information on the Father's Day weekend at Mount Washington, check out all of the details and what will be open at 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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Three Father's Days In A Row On Snow!