2013-06-25 - Get a Mile High This Weekend!
Image: Find snow at the top of a Mile High Scenic Chairlift Ride!
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Mount Washington elevates sightseeing this weekend as the resort kicks off another summer season of festivals, events and treating visitors to one of the North America's most magnificent views.
“The view from the top of the mountain is second to none,” says Don Sharpe, Director of Business Operations and Marketing. “It's the kind of view that's easy to show off to your visiting family and friends.”
The resort opens its Mile High Chairlift Rides, family activities and Fat Teddy's Summer Grill this Friday, June 28. The resort is open from 11:30am to 5:30pm Sunday to Thursday and 11:30am to 7:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Mile High Chairlift Rides are not only visually spectacular, they're comfortable, safe and affordable. Rides to the top of the mountain are $17 for riders aged 6 to 64 and $15 for seniors aged 65 and up. Kids 5 and younger are free! Families of four get a discounted rate of only $45. For more pricing details visit the tickets and passes page at mountwashington.ca.
In addition to sightseeing, Mount Washington offers a range of fun family activities and on-mountain dining. Alpine Action Packs give families the opportunity to try all of the activities on the same day; Bungy Trampoline, Mini Golf, Disc Golf plus a Mile High Scenic Chairlift Ride are available for $22 per person or only $61 for a family of four.
The mountain's event and festival calendar is full of highlights this summer. New to the lineup is the popular Mudd, Sweat and Tears (MST) obstacle course mud run event series. The 5 and 10 kilometre races will lead runners through a myriad of mud and obstacles which combine the best organic features of the mountain with unique constructed obstacles. MST is not for the faint of heart and will offer unbelievable action for both participants and spectators. MST takes place August 17. Register online at muddsweatandtears.com.
Mount Washington's popular Beer Festival, re-branded “Tapped” this summer, and the Alpine Wine Festival return in July and August respectively. Tapped features a massive array of breweries to sample from plus the addition of a unique and informative beer seminar hosted by Jeff Lucas from Cascadia Liquor Stores. The brews are poured Friday, July 12.
The Alpine Wine Festival also benefits from more wines to choose from this season. Over 14 wineries and distributors will be bringing a multitude of varietals to sample on Friday, August 9. A sumptuous Wine Pairing Dinner on Saturday, August 10 will be hosted by sommelier Jason Hyde of Peacock and Martin. He will be joined by guest chef Daniele Mereu to deliver a gourmet six-course dinner paired with perfect complementary wines.
Bike events continue at Mount Washington this summer. The Bearclaw Invitational and BC Cup Provincial Championships return simultaneously to the mountain August 23-25. The Bearclaw Invitational brings the best freeride mountain bikers on the planet to the slopes of Mount Washington. The BC Cup gives downhill racers the chance to once again challenge the famed Monster Mile DH course. For more information visit bearclawinvitational.com or visit the mountain's event calendar online.
For more information on an action-packed summer at Your Island Mountain, surf to mountwashington.ca.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort is open for summer Mile High Scenic Chairlift Rides June 28! The 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) or fly right into Comox Harbour via Harbour Air. 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 webcams.
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Get a Mile High This Weekend!