Posted on October 5, 2010
Winter Is Officially On Its Way
Imagine my surprise to wake up on the morning of October 4th, only to learn that Mount Washington had their first dusting of snow. I’d almost be willing to bet that last year’s snow-pack hasn’t yet entirely melted! Nonetheless, Mother Nature is gearing up to wallop the West Coast with another epic snowy season.
Photo: Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Mount Washington has always had the fortune of great snow, and with La Nina getting set to flurry all over the place, things are looking really fantastic for an epic 2010/2011 season on the mountain. “For the Pacific Northwest, La Nina tends to bring cooler and wetter than normal conditions for autumn and winter,” explains Patrol Director Jesse Percival. “Our history with La Nina has been excellent with both La Nina seasons of 1998-99 and 2007-08 producing record or near-record snowfall.”
So will Mount Washington annihilate the 15-metre record set last year? Only time will tell, but I have no doubt that those slopes will be buzzing with anticipation over the coming months! Mount Washington Alpine Resort opens for winter operations on Friday, December 10, 2010.
The resort is located 30 minutes above the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. WestJet, Central Mountain Air, Pacific Coastal Airlines, and Island Express service the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ). To find out about accommodation and package information, call Mount Washington Alpine Resort at 1-888-231-1499 toll-free or locally at 250-338-1386. Surf to their website for additional information including the live snow cam and information on season passes.