Tourism Mount Washington Update
Tourism Mount Washington continues to see some “firsts” as it grows and expands as a Resort Association at Mount Washington Alpine Resort.
Increased interest, active participation, representation and involvement from Resort Association members resulted in TMW’s first election taking place at the 2014 AGM for the eight elected positions available on the Board.
Manager Sarah Nicholson hosted a familiarization tour with H.I.S. Japan in the summer, and that has resulted in Mount Washington being added to the Company’s 2015 summer itinerary for inbound and domestic tours, she said.
Nicholson attended both the Toronto Snow Show and the Edmonton Ski & Snowboard Show in the Fall, and negotiated to have Mount Washington represented in SKICAN’s 2014-15 Ski Holiday Catalogue.
Tourism Mount Washington continues to position the Resort as one of B.C.’s 13 destination ski resorts, and by targeting corporate and group markets they are trying to reduce “seasonal” business to make Mount Washington a go-to place to visit year-round, Nicholson said.
The Board is hoping to strike a member events committee this year as well, because building a vibrant resort community isn’t all about business and no play.
The current board for Tourism Mount Washington includes elected members Tobin Leopkey (Section 8 Snowsports Institute), Karla Wikjord (freehold owner, Fosters Place), Wendy Woodley (freehold multi-unit Strata 799), Aileen Dougan (freehold owner, Strata 799), Tom Presnail (sub-lease owner, Deer Lodge), Ken Armour (freehold owner, Beaufort Heights), Leanne Webster (freehold owner, Mountainside Lodge), and Rick Gibson (service provider - Realtor, Royal LePage). Appointees from the Resort are Don Sharpe (Director of Business Operations and Marketing) and Tim Defert (Director of Hospitality).