2012-10-03 - Savings With Scenery This Weekend!
Image: Mount Washington will run Mile High Scenic Rides one more time this weekend before winter arrives.
Photo Credit: Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Mount Washington wants you to save money this weekend and support the local foodbank at the same time. The fabled Turkey Sale, where brand name ski and snowboard gear gets discounted down to irresistible prices, combines with the last Mile High Scenic Chairlift Rides before the winter snow arrives.
“With the unbelievable weather we've seen up here as of late, we decided to run the Eagle Chair for sightseeing this Saturday,” explains spokesperson Brent Curtain. “Just bring a cash donation or non-perishable food item for the local food bank in exchange for a lift ticket to get up and see the amazing fall colours in the alpine.”
The Mile High Chairlift Rides run noon to 4pm on Saturday, October 6th. The Turkey Sale takes place at Altitude Sport and Gift and Mtn Tek and begins noon on Friday, October 5th. The sale lasts until 5pm on Sunday, October 7th.
“This is the best time to buy last season's gear at blowout prices, plus you can save anywhere from 10-25% on new gear for this winter,” Curtain adds.
The Mount Washington community is also celebrating this weekend. Tourism Mount Washington is hosting a Homeowners BBQ on Saturday evening at Fat Teddy's Grill and a Pancake Breakfast at the Vancouver Island Mountain Centre on Sunday morning.
“We hope to see all members of the alpine community this weekend,” explains Sarah Nicholson, Manager for Tourism Mount Washington. “It's the perfect time to prepare for the upcoming winter season and it's a great way to meet your neighbours.”
The stunning Vancouver Island Mountain Centre, which opened last December, will also be open to the public for tours from noon to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. This is the perfect opportunity to check out the facility and learn about the various programs it has to offer.
For more information and hours of operation for the Turkey Sale weekend, visit mountwashington.ca.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort is located 30 minutes above The Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. WestJet, Central Mountain Air, and Pacific Coastal Airlines 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 live webcams.
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Savings With Scenery This Weekend!