The Return of Snowmageddon

Before the current ski and snowboard season started, whispers of stellar snow to come – thanks to a La Niña trend – were heard up and down Vancouver Island. When record snow failed to show up in December, many were disappointed but 2012 has turned that all around.


A road sign struggles to peek out from underneath the snow. Photo: Mount Washington Alpine Resort

The weather over the last few days has been very reminiscent of last year’s Snowmageddon event over Christmas,” remembers Brent Curtain, spokesperson for Mount Washington Alpine Resort. “We’ve received over 175 centimetres of new snow in the last five days so the landscape has changed significantly up here.

With a tag team of snow and sunshine headed for Mount Washington over the next few days, there’s guaranteed to be no shortage of an amazing and exhilarating alpine experience.

If heading into the hills is part of your weekend plans, here are a few great events that Mount Washington will be hosting over the next few days…

  • Saturday, January 28 – Kokanee Old School GS Race (19+ only) [event info]
  • Saturday, January 28 – The Yeti Mountain Snowshoe Series [event info]
  • Saturday, January 28 – Retro Costume Party with “March Hare” (19+ only) [event info]
  • Saturday, January 28 – Sunday, January 29 – Burton Demo Days [event info]

For more information on these and other events on the mountain, visit Mount Washington Alpine Resort online. You can also follow them on Twitter or like the resort on Facebook.

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