Mount Washington

Total Area:
6.9 km2
Vertical Rise:
505 m
Base Elevation:
1083 m
Apline Elevation:
1588 m
Downhill Trails:
81
Ski Lifts:
9
Facilities:
Black Diamond Runs
Blue Square Runs
Green Circle Runs
night skiing available
Accessible Backcountry
Mount Washington has 81 runs serviced by 9 lifts. It opens for night skiing. Backcountry terrain is accessible.
Terrain Park:
Large Features
Medium Features
Small Features
MWAR terrain park contains large and medium and small features. [Open Park Report]
Other Activities:
tubing/sliding
snowshoeing
cross country
Visitors can partake in other activities like tubing/sliding and snowshoeing and cross country at MWAR.
Vancouver Islands only remaining lift serviced mountain is yet another one of the coastal mountains in B.C. that gets pounded hard with Pacific storms all winter long. Located about half way up Vancouver Island, Mount Washington rises 1588 meters above sea level and is just 80 km east of wide open ocean, making it the closest ski resort to the Pacific Ocean.

The terrain here is similar throughout the whole ski area and with the exception of the very peak of the mountain all falls below the tree line. You can find some nice wide open steeps on the top and the backside of the mountain, but things mellow out in a hurry once you get about half way down on the frontside of the resort.

The snow conditions here are usually similar to those of the Vancouver mountains or Baker, with dry blower powder only making an appearance in the coldest of conditions, and heavier coastal powder being the normal. Like many of the other out of the way mountains in B.C. Mount Washington is fairly low key, you rarely wait in lift lines, lift tickets are decently priced and not much happens at the resort after it closes for the day.
Official Website:
mountwashington.ca

Snow Phone:
250-338-1515

Mount Washington trail map
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