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2013-02-06 - Family Day Highlights Descent Efforts at Mount Washington

Image: Family Day is the perfect time to reconnect with the ones you love.
Photo Credit: Mount Washington Alpine Resort

British Columbia's newest statutory holiday, Family Day, takes place on Monday, February 11th. To help celebrate the stat, Mount Washington Alpine Resort is offering 50% off all Alpine and Nordic day tickets to BC residents.

And with a spotlight on families this winter, the newest stat holiday is just one of the many new offerings Mount Washington has in place to bring families together on the snow.

“Families were a major focus for us this winter,” says Snow School Director Mike Manara. “We've created new programs that allow families to enjoy skiing and snowboarding together as a unit, utilizing everything from lessons to rentals.”

For first timers, Family Discover Skiing and Snowboarding lessons are designed to introduce families to snow at an affordable price. For example, a two-hour Discover lesson taken during Night Skiing hours for a family of up to 6 members costs only $103 plus tax; that's the total price for the entire family! This includes the lesson, Easy Acres lift ticket and rentals for all family members.

“From one-day programs like Discover Skiing and Boarding, to multi-day programs like our Learn to Turn lessons, families have options to get out at reasonable rates. Our new Easy Acres terrain and Magic Carpets are the ideal place to discover the world of skiing and boarding,” adds Manara.

Once the snow bug has bitten, further discounts exist for regular skiing and snowboarding families. Season Passes offer family discounts of up to 25% off depending on the number of members in your family. Mount Washington also offers a unique Parent Season Pass for young families with kids 4 and under. The Parent Pass is transferable between parents so one can ride the mountain while the other cares for the young ones, and vice versa.

The list of possibilities for fun and family reconnection time is almost endless at Mount Washington. From rentals to snow tubing, nordic skiing to daycare; there's something for every member of the family.

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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 for additional information including live webcams.


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