Mount Washington Alpine Resort (Downhill Skiing)


Located in the Comox Valley at the center of Vancouver Island, Mount Washington Resort is one of the most popular alpine resorts in British Columbia. Visited by thousands of guests every year, the resort is famous for its excellent snow conditions. With an average snowfall of 10.5 meters (35 feet) a year, the mountains has one of the deepest snow bases in Canada. Visitors to the resort are treated with amazing 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Coastal Mountains, Georgia Straight, Sunshine Coast, and alpine peaks of the Strathcona Provincial Park mountains.

Mount Washington offers excellent alpine skiing and snowboarding opportunities. With 505-meter (1657 ft) vertical rise, 60 marked downhill runs, 9 lifts all on 647 hectares (1600 acres) of skiable terrain, alpine enthusiasts of all skill levels will find ways to challenge their senses and have a lot of fun on the mountain.

For those who seek more thrilling experience will enjoy the Mount Washington Terrain Park, featuring numerous jumps, hips, step-ups, rollers, rails, and boxes. The new riders can learn and advance their skills on smaller jumps at the learning Easy Rider Terrain Park.

Mount Washington Resort has over 55 km of excellent cross country ski and snowshoeing trails, a fun snow tubing park, and a variety of ski-in/ski-out accommodation choices. When the darkness falls, you can keep on skiing or snowboarding at the night skiing area, playing at the night terrain park, or spend relaxing time at one of the many village restaurants and bars. In addition, the resort offers a variety of events and nightlife entertainment activities on a regular basis.


1 Strathcona Parkway
Mount Washington, British Columbia
V9J 1L0

Contact Information

250-338-1386 Phone
1-888-231-1499 Toll Free
Central Reservations:
250-338-1386 or 1-888-231-1499

Additional Information

Mountain Stats

  • Vertical Drop:        505 m / 1,657 ft
  • Longest run:         1.9 km
  • Highest Elevation: 1,588 m / 5,215 ft
  • Base Elevation:     1,105 m / 3,625 ft
  • Annual Snowfall:   1050 cm / 35 ft
  • Skiable terrain:     647 hectares / 1600 acres
  • Lifts:                    9 (1 Express Six, 1 Express Quad, 2 Quad, 1 Triple, 1 Double, 1 Platter lift, 1 Handle tow, 1 Tube lift)
  • Lift Capacity:         12,200 riders per hour
  • Runs:                   60
  • Run Difficulty:        20% 35% 35% 10% (beg/int/adv/exp)
  • Terrain Parks:       2 (advanced areas, 1 learning park)
  • Night skiing:         Yes
  • Half Pipe:             No
  • Snow Making:       No
  • Cross Country:     55 km
  • Snowshoeing:       Yes

Services and Activities

  • Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tube Park
  • Daycare & Kids Center
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Nightlife / Entertainment
  • Bars
  • Hotels
  • Equipment Rentals & repairs
  • Ski and Snowboard Lessons
  • Grocery Store
  • Liquor Store
  • Secure locker area

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