Seasonal Updates from Mount Washington Alpine Resort

/ Do You Hear It?

Adventure is Calling.

UPDATE DEC. 15, 2022
Be mindful of early season conditions, have fun!
Our 22/23 season has ramped up quickly, and thanks to the much-needed snowfall over opening weekend, most frontside alpine terrain is now open for skiing and riding. Be mindful of early season conditions and snow hazards that exist, and respect all closures and roped areas. Thanks for your patience on further terrain opening as we wait for more snow to fall! 

The Nordic Centre at Raven Lodge is also open on the Mt. Washington side for cross-country and snowshoeing, with the Strathcona Park trails planned to open soon with more snowfall. 

Night skiing starts this Friday, December 16th, with lifts running daily 9 am to 9 pm until Sunday, January 1st. During the holidays, we have holly jolly fun happening in the mountains every day, including photo opportunities with Santa and Ms. Claus, daily après entertainment in Ted's, traditions like our Boxing Day Torchlight parade and of course, family and 19+ New Year's Eve celebrations to ring in 2023 together.

To view the events calendar, purchase experiences in advance and stay informed on what's happening around Mount Washington, including important alerts and updates on The Daily Dispatch, be sure to check out our website and mobile app. Thanks for visiting Vancouver Island's coastal playground! Adventure is calling, be sure to answer. Watch the video update now to see all the fun in action.

Operational Updates: Daily Dispatch

Our team works hard to keep you informed on status updates from around the resort including lift delays, weather events, road interruptions and more details you need to know. Find Daily Dispatch updates on our Mount Washington Mobile App or webpage.
Winter Events at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Winter Events
at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Mount Washington is the place to be this winter, this is where you can enjoy both outdoor and indoor events with your family and friends. Come and join us for great weekly après entertainment at Ted's Bar & Grill and Raven Lodge, plus holiday parties for Christmas and New Year's Eve, traditional celebrations like our Boxing Day Torchlight Parade, Pride festivities, and more fun times!
Winter Events

/ Winter is Here.

Hear The Call?

2022/23 Season Starts Now.
Do you hear the call of winter?
Opening Day has arrived and, while our season is off to a slow start, we are still excited to kick things off knowing we have so many days together of great skiing and riding to look forward to.
Welcome to the 22/23 season. We can't wait to have you up here at Vancouver Island's coastal playground. Stay updated on our website and app for what's going on around the mountain #myMW

/ Oct. 21-22 Event Recap

Winter Stokefest

What are you stoked for in the 22/23 season?
The stoke sure is strong in this community.

It was awesome to see everyone out in force for the pre-season Stokefest events in downtown Courtenay. We asked and you answered what you're most stoked for at Mount Washington this upcoming season and well... watch and see the local stoke for yourself! Huge thanks to ROAM Media, all the event partners and the local ski community for making the pre-season magic happen. 

The first snow of the winter has officially landed. You are getting excited, we are getting excited, and we can't wait to kick off the season together in 6 WEEKS. What are you most stoked for? #myMW

Thanks for a Great Summer!

/ Bike Park 2022 Recap

Last Day of the Season is Sunday, September 25th
Thanks for another great summer season in the Mount Washington Bike Park! The late snow got us off to a slower than anticipated start on the trails, but our Trail Crew worked hard to get the full park open in no time offering stellar July and August riding conditions and tons of fun bike community events to participate in. We're already gearing up momentum for the next bike season, but until then, join us this weekend for our final summer 2022 operations. 

The Bike Park is open Saturday & Sunday from 10 am - 4:30 pm
Monster Mile off the Eagle Chair requires full-face helmets. 

On Sunday, September 25th, stop by our booth on the patio from 11am - 4pm for a free Bike Park Pass Holder lunch on us! Simply have your pass ready and select your choice of burger, hot dog or veggie burger with a beverage. Thanks again for all the fun times out on the trails this summer, we hope to see you around this winter season! This is the final weekend of Bike Park operations.

  • Watch the Summer Recap video now!


2021/22 Winter Gallery

Click to enjoy a selection of scenic shots from this past winter season by resort photographer Nick Thornton. Visit the link on the page for more photos and how to purchase prints.



Closing Day Recap

21/22 Closing Weekend was a blast! Thanks to those who came out to enjoy one final dump of pow and events. Watch the video now.
Morning Powder & Slush Cup Final Day
You Are Welcome Here

A Safe Place For Everyone:

Mount Washington has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination.

Here at Mount Washington Alpine Resort, we aim to provide a friendly, safe and inclusive environment for all. Everybody deserves to feel welcome while enjoying outdoor recreation and all the experiences that come along with our mountain culture, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or other diverse backgrounds. 

The mountains don't discriminate, and neither do we. If you are a victim or witness to harassment, bullying, discrimination or intolerance of any kind, please inform a member of our staff immediately.
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Mount Washington Alpine Resort recognizes the deep history and cultural significance of the lands where we recreate. We are grateful to work and play within the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation in the mountains of the Pentlatch, E'iksan, Sahtloot and Sasitla peoples.

A peace dance in the mountains was shared in the summer of 2020 by the Kumugwe Cultural Society. Through sharing the songs and dances of the K’omoks and Kwakwaka’wakw peoples, the Kumugwe Dancers are able to help facilitate respect and understanding within the local community and communities abroad. Watch the video now.

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How old does my child need to be in order to ride the lifts?

Tots 3+ are permitted to Ride the Eagle chairlift Scenic Chairlift ride provided the child must be able to aid in self-rescue in the unlikely event of an emergency.

Children 6+ are permitted to Ride in the Bike Park provided the child must be able to aid in self-rescue in the unlikely event of an emergency as well as being a competent rider, and having a bike that meets all our requirements.


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