COMOX VALLEY March 14, 2017 – Mount Washington Alpine Resort leadership announced they are extending the 2016.17 winter season for one additional weekend. The Resort will close for daily operations on Sunday, April 2nd and will reopen for one additional weekend on Saturday, April 8th and Sunday, April 9th. Favourite seasonal events, The Dummy Downhill and Slush Cup, will take place April 1st and 2nd as planned.
“Throughout March, we have experienced some of the best skiing and riding conditions of the season,” states General Manager, Peter Gibson. “By extending our season, we can deliver an extra weekend of winter to our Season Pass Members and day ticket users – conditions are too outstanding to close just yet!”
The Resort will be operating the Eagle Express and Hawk SixPack with a partial Green Acres opening. Reduced lift ticket prices will be in effect and all 2016.17 Mount Washington Season Passes will be valid during the extended weekend, including the Midweek Pass. 16.17 Midweek Passes will also be valid the weekend of April 1st and 2nd.
The extended weekend offers the perfect excuse for a final ski getaway for locals and destination travellers alike. Book online at www.mountwashington.ca and make the most out of the final weekend of winter!
ABOUT MOUNT WASHINGTON
Mount Washington Alpine Resort is located just 30 minutes from the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia and hosts over 300,000 visits per year. In the winter guests enjoy five chairlifts and five carpet lifts accessing over 1,700 acres and 1,657 vertical feet of alpine terrain. The resort also has 55 kilometres of designated cross-country skiing and 25km of snowshoeing trails along with a dedicated Nordic lodge.
Summer activities at Mount Washington include lift-accessed mountain biking, a new quad bungy trampoline, scenic chairlift rides, disc golf, miniature golf, boardwalk chess and checkers, shopping and dining. The resort also plays host to over 30 weddings per year plus numerous group and corporate events.
Off-island visitors can use WestJet, Air Canada, Central Mountain Air, and Pacific Coastal Airlines which provide air service to the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) or they can fly right into Comox Marina via Harbour Air. Additional carriers serving the Victoria Airport (YYJ) includes Alaska Airlines out of Seattle.