News In Brief

Encompassing people, places and happenings at Mount Washington.

Mount Washington will spend part of the summer expanding water storage at the Resort. They're increasing water capacity and replacing some water lines. The planned expansion will see an in-ground storage tank built to hold 20,000 cubic metres of raw water. "This is part of 'we're going to grow'," says Mike Klein, Resort Director of Planning and Development. "This is something Mount Washington had to do in order to develop more land." The improvements will cost approximately $600,000. The storage facility will be filled once all the appropriate environmental bodies sign off on the project, Klein said.

Mount Washington receives more accolades from its peers. The National Ski Areas Association, which last year granted the Resort a marketing award, has nominated Mount Washington for its Silver Eagle Award for best practices in the environment - specifically for its water treatment and use. The Resort was up against two other American resorts, in Vail, Colorado and Jackson Hole, Nevada.

There's a new guy in town, and he's taken over the General Store for the summer. When you have to run in for that litre of milk you forgot for your summer holiday, or perhaps those snacks, say hello to Ken McEachern.

Pro mountain bike rider Darren Berrecloth and mountain bike park builder Jimmy Deas were at Mount Washington in June to build the Resort's new slopestyle course and jump park. "This will be a pro level section of the bike park, with huge features and stunts. It's great for spectators," says Resort Marketing Co-ordinator Rob Burgess-Webb. The park will play host to the second annual Bearclaw Invitational freeriding mountain bike competition August 2 - 4. "It will be open all summer for those who dare to ride it," Burgess-Webb said.

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