Get Your Skis And Boards Waxed: Opening Day Is On Its Way!

Vancouver Island skiers and snowboarders are only nine sleeps away from their first taste of powder in the 2011/2012 season at Mount Washington Alpine Resort!

Photo: Mount Washington Alpine Resort

With the lifts set to start spinning on Friday, December 2nd, this season will prove to be nothing short of another epic year under the resort’s belt toque.

The 2011/2012 season is especially exciting for newcomers to winter recreation as the learning slopes have been overhauled with a $3-million-dollar facelift. Not only has the classic green chair been moved, the resort installed a magic carpet for beginners, making the process much easier for grasshoppers both young and old. Director of Operations, Don Sharpe, is pumped to bring this new technology to the Island’s mountain: “With the combination of new ski and snowboard technology which makes turning easier and our new Easy Acres learning area, there’ll be no better time to learn to slide on snow than this winter.

If that’s not enough, Mount Washington has amped up the alpine experience in other areas of the mountain…

  • Starting December 15th, Sunday nights are being added to the Night Skiing program
  • The Gold Rush Glades welcomes The Miner and Midas, two new black diamond runs
  • The Vancouver Island Mountain Centre opens in December – this Olympic legacy includes meeting rooms, weight-training facilities and accommodations and is the brainchild of the Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Society
  • Two new Street Bars, a Kicker Box, a Flat Deck, and a Rainbow Deck have been added to the Stomping Ground terrain park

If the anticipation of the upcoming season has you on pins and needles, keep an eye on the mountain’s snowcams to stay up-to-date on what you can expect on December 2nd!

Mount Washington Alpine Resort is located high above the Comox Valley at 1 Strathcona Parkway. You can phone them toll-free at 1-888-231-1499 or locally at 250-338-1386. For more information, check out the resort on Facebook, Twitter or at their official website.

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