Giveaway: Win A Pair Of Passes To Mount Washington Alpine Resort

UPDATE: Congratulations to Mike K. on winning the second pair of Mount Washington alpine ski passes! Thanks to all who entered.

Thanks to the weather phenomenon known as La Niña, the Island’s skiers and snowboarders are waiting on pins and needles to hit the slopes of Mount Washington as the mountain gears up to open a week earlier than expected. The combination of cooler temperatures and above average precipitation has proven to be the key to perfect conditions – the mountain is already boasting a 100 cm base with more snow falling by the hour.

Come Friday, December 3rd, the Sunrise, Eagle, Hawk, and Green chairs will be towing skiers up the slopes. The mountain’s popular Ozone Tubing Park will be in full swing and an additional 100 acres of fluffy white snow will be yours for the taking when Mount Washington opens Gold Rush Glades below Little Washington peak this weekend.

Whether Mount Washington Alpine Resort is your go-to mountain every winter or you’ve never before explored its slopes, I want to give you the opportunity to experience it for yourself. The awesome people at the mountain have agreed to give away a pair of alpine lift passes to two lucky readers (two winners will each nab two passes) who are ready to get amped. There are three ways to enter:

    1. Leave a comment below telling me what you’re most looking forward to this season. (1 entry)

    2. Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)

    RT to win a pair of @mountwashington alpine lift passes from @keiraanne

    3. Go to Mount Washington’s Facebook page and “like” the mountain – then send me an e-mail telling me you did so. (1 entry)

I’ll draw one winner at noon on Friday, December 3rd and another winner at noon next Friday, December 10th. Good luck!

Mount Washington Alpine Resort is located on the Strathcona Parkway in the Comox Valley. For more information, visit the resort online or call direct at 250-338-1386 or toll free 1-888-231-1499. You can find Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Facebook or follow their active updates on Twitter.

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48 Comments on “Giveaway: Win A Pair Of Passes To Mount Washington Alpine Resort

  1. I am most looking forward to getting over my fear of tree skiing in deep powder!

    I can’t wait to hit the slopes!

  2. I am most looking forward to being home with family and friends and bringing home a new love. A love who has never been on Mt. Washington for the Winter season, just a quick hike up Paradise Meadows. What a wonderful way to spend Christmas Morning, skiing and cuddling by the fire in the lodge. It would make his Christmas extra special. Plus I cannot wait to see all my friends and family, I can’t even stress about how much that means to me.

  3. YAY Mount Washington!!! I’m most looking forward to snuggling up with my babykins and attempting to read her a Christmas story…and hope we make it past the first two pages :)

  4. I’m most looking forward to finally getting back into skiing! That brief fling with snowboarding ruined me.

  5. I’m most looking forward to the deep deep powder that Mt. Washington gets! Can’t wait!

  6. I’m really looking forward to snowboarding with my trusty flask in my pocket. Its great passing the Fireball around on the chairlift.

  7. As a born and raised Comox Valley boy (who actually grew up with some of the comment-makers above!) I spent a good portion of my childhood Mt. Washington! This Winter I’m looking forward to meeting up with my brother back in the valley at Christmas and heading up the hill for some good skiing and apres.

  8. Taking the kids skiing/boarding and them kicking my butt down the hill and getting the youngest on skis for the first time.

  9. Most excited about having the kids try snowboarding! they are old enough for ski school.woot woot.

  10. This year I’m definitely looking forward to experiencing the joy of snowboarding with new friends. Although nothing compares to riding down a hill of fresh snow, it’s the road trip to the mountain, the post-mountain drinks and lifetime memories that make snowboarding awesome.

  11. I am looking forward to tree skiing with my 13 year old son and my 10 year old twin daughters. They are absolutely passionate about this sport and I love skiing with them.

  12. I am looking forward to putting away the skiis and having my man teach me a thing or two about snowboarding.

  13. I’m looking forward to the huge amounts of powder they’re predicting this winter!

  14. My fiancée and I are fond of the local mountains and Whistler but trying something new slopes like Mt Washington sounds awesome.

  15. I’d love to win because I haven’t gone skiing at Mt Washington in probably 15 years!

  16. Haven’t been to Mt. Washington in years, but am really looking forward to a break at Christmas and this would be perfect.

  17. my kids are all learning to snowboard , so i am looking forward to watching them do that , and we are supposed to get lots of snow this year, so looking forward to that !! great giveaway thanks for the chance

  18. I LIKED the facebook page and emailed you
    staceyx at telus dot net

  19. I would love passes for my husband and I to try out what will be our local hill by March! Hooray for Island skiing!

  20. I’m looking forward to powder days and actually getting out to ride more than a few times this year. Woot!

  21. I am set to start learning how to snowboard this season, considering I don’t ski, this is going to be fun! It would be awesome to learn at Mt. Washington!!!

  22. i’m most looking forward to carrying on the family skiing tradition!

  23. Having recently relocated to Canada I have never been snowboarding, and not skiied since my first experience as a 7 year old. My husband, Canadian born and raised, is a huge fan of snowboarding and so this is a must for us this winter – I am most looking forward to seeing him in his element on the ski hill and to trying snowboarding for the very first time!!!

  24. I am looking forward to snowboarding on all the hills out here! My first!

  25. I am looking forward to a fun winter holiday with my family. I am hoping we can make it to Mt Washington for some snow tubing and I know my daughters would love to go snowboarding! I am also looking forward to our annual Christmas Panto at the Nanaimo Theatre Group. (Panto In the Jungle this Year) Lots of fun and laughs!

  26. Hi, I’m really looking forward to getting back into doing lots of skiing and boarding. Getting in a couple of days a season just isn’t cutting it :) Also looking forward to snacking on Beaver Tails at Mt. Wash.

  27. I’m looking forward to hitting the slopes for the first time in at least 5 years! At the very least, a soak in a hot tub surrounded by snow sounds pretty great too!

  28. I am looking forward to fun times with friends in the crisp winter air!! Ohhh and the hot spiked drinks after a long snowy day.

  29. We’re looking forward to “dates” at Mt. Washington skiing… with beer and yam fries to finish it all off. Can’t get enough of those yam fries!

  30. Because I live on this damn rock and have never been there.
    much love,


  31. I’m most looking forward to introducing my son to another one of the amazing places we have on Vancouver Island! His Dad and I love to ski, and I can’t wait to get him started on what I hope will be a lifelong love for the sport as well. This year he’ll start off in a sled, but he’ll be at the hill with us enjoying some healthy family time…

  32. I am most looking forward to going up the mountain and playing snow sports for the first time ever! Shocking I know! I just moved to Comox from down island and I am determined to try snowboarding or skiing this year!

  33. Pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) We are going to Courtenay over Christmas so would love to get up the mountain!

    I am most looking forward to riding some fresh powder with great friends and enjoying all that beautiful BC has to offer!

  34. OOh i’ve never been to Mount Washington but I am really looking forward to this season, the snow should already be amazing, La Nina thank you!

  35. I moved out to Toronto for the first time in my life and this is the first year in 25 years that i haven’t seen a real mountain with real snow. I’m looking forward to being breathing the crisp cold mountain air right after i’ve finished a bootpack!

  36. I’m living in Geneva but I’m actually CR guy (go figure). I have access to the worlds best skiing but I’m always excited to get back to my home mountain. Looking toward to shredding in the trees in less then 10 days!! Woot wooot

  37. I am most looking forward to winning that second pair of passes to Mount Washington this Friday :)

    Actually I am hoping that all the forecasts of an epic winter come true so I can get my fix of sweet sweet powder days.

  38. I would love to win the passes as I have lived on vancouver island all my life and have never been there to enjoy the snow

  39. I’m looking forward to breaking in my new skis on one of those perfect days.

  40. To explore a new city and discover the hidden treasures. 😉