VISITING THE RESORT

MT. WASHINGTON OPEN FOR THE SUMMER SATURDAY, JUNE 27th

We share your love for adventure and appreciation of the outdoors. As a team, we are actively preparing operations for the new normal to bring you enjoyable experiences in a safer environment at Mt. Washington this summer and into next winter. We’re excited to set summer into motion with the Bike Park, Eagle’s Flight ZipTour, and more activities open for the season starting Saturday, June 27th, 2020.


We will be taking safety precautions as outlined by the BC Provincial Health Officer, WorkSafe BC, and best practices as outlined by the BCRFA, Canada West Ski Areas Association, and BC Hotel Association. 

GUEST HEALTH & SAFETY

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Protecting guests health and safety while visiting Mt. Washington this summer is among our top priorities. Booking activities in advance is encouraged to eliminate physical interaction points throughout your experience. Guests are expected to maintain 6 ft physical distancing from those outside their group, as well as sanitizing often, and wearing PPE (facemask) when appropriate to do so. More detail can be found on the page below specific to each department of the Resort.

TEAM HEALTH & SAFETY

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The health of Mt. Washington staff is among our top priorities. Our team will follow to Worksafe BC guidelines for safe operating practices to maintain the safety of themselves and others. Staff will complete a prescreening check-list before reporting to each shift and will maintain 6 ft distancing, practice frequent sanitization, as well as the use of PPE when appropriate while working. More detail can be found on the page below specific to each department of the Resort.

ALPINE LODGE & MOUNTAIN CLEANLINESS

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The cleanliness of the Resort facilities is among our top priorities. We have increased cleaning and sanitization practices throughout including common spaces inside, on our chair lifts, and other shared surfaces. Guests are encouraged to spend their time outdoors in the fresh air and to only enter the Resort facilities when necessary to do so, following one-way traffic and all posted signage. More detail can be found on the page below specific to each department of the Resort.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY CODE

Although it is our duty to uphold safe operating procedures, we must also ask our guests to adhere to the same guidelines for everyone's health and safety.

Five Questions to ask yourself before proceeding with your to visit Mt. Washington this summer:


1.   Have I travelled outside of my local zone in the previous 14 days? No.

2.   Have I been in contact in the previous 14 days with anyone who has returned from abroad? No.

3.   Do I have any symptoms of COVID-19 including sore throat, persistent cough or fever? No.

4.   Do I live in a household with someone who has COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19? No.

5.   Do I agree to practice 6ft physical distancing while at the resort and not congregate with any individuals outside my household group? Yes.

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If you cannot adhere to the guidelines outlined on this page, we ask that you please not visit for everyone's health and safety. 
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RIDING THE CHAIRLIFTS

All guests will be asked to sanitize hands prior to entering chairlift lines. Guests are expected to maintain a  physical distance of 6 ft from others and to remain solo or within their family or quarantine group while waiting in the lift lines. 

EAGLE'S FLIGHT ZIPTOUR

Get ready to take flight! The ZipTour will utilize outdoor spaces and large indoor spaces for safer operations throughout each point of your tour. Guides and guests will maintain 6 ft distancing and use of a mask or facial covering is required. It is recommended that all tours are pre-booked in advance online or over the phone.
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FOOD & BEVERAGE

The outdoor Eagle's View BBQ Patio will be our primary food and beverage location available to guests with several tents in place to provide shelter. The Eagle View Bistro will also be open with limited indoor seating. 6 ft physical distancing will be in place throughout all areas. 

BIKE PROGRAMS & LESSONS

We have a selection of Bike Programs and Lessons available for all abilities to progress their skills this summer. During lessons, Instructors and Students will always maintain 6 ft physical distancing and full-face helmets are required for downhill lessons as a face covering.
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THE BIKE SHOP

The Bike Shop will offer bike rentals and repairs in a primarily outdoor environment, under a large tent outside the Alpine Lodge. Both rental and repair bookings should be made in advance to ensure availability.

OUTDOOR ELEMENTS & STORE

Outdoor Elements retail, grocery and liquor sales will be open to a limited number of guests at one time. Traffic will flow one-way throughout the Alpine Lodge as well as the store, and guests are encouraged to maintain 6 ft distancing and wear PPE (facemask) as a precaution. Disc Golf and Mini-Golf are also available for rent here, although guests are encouraged to bring their own gear for these activities if available.
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SLOPESIDE ACCOMMODATIONS

Bear and Deer Lodge are accepting reservations now for summer stays starting June 27th. There will be a two-night minimum with advanced reservations required. Physical distancing and rigorous sanitization practices will be in effect per recommendations from the BC Hotel Association.

PUBLIC SERVICES & HIKING

The Alpine Lodge will be open for access to facilities, the ZipTour Centre, and Eagle View Bistro, following one-way traffic patterns. Guests are encouraged to sanitize hands upon entering, to follow all posted signage and to practice 6 ft physical distancing at all times.
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FIRST AID AND PATROL

  • The Patrol Staff will be equipped with masks, shields, and the required PPE’s if needed to assist or intervene.
  • Patrol Staff will be closely following Worksafe BC guidelines when performing First Aid and will ask questions related to your personal health before coming closer than 6 ft.
  • There will be no walk-ins to the First Aid building. Please call Patrol at 250-702-7271 and a Patroller will meet you outside.
  • Patrol Staff will be available to supply bandages and give guidance where needed while maintaining a 6 ft distance. 
  • If Patrol is unreachable, please call 911
FAQ's
How should I make a booking?
A)  Online bookings made in advance are preferred when possible. Reload day tickets onto an existing MyMW RFID card, and reservations are required for activities such as the ZipTour or a Mountain Bike Rental. The Resort will be cashless. Debit and Credit transactions are accepted with touchless payment preferred, keypads will be sanitized before and after each use.

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