100 Day Winter Assurance
For the third winter in a row, Mount Washington Alpine Resort will offer a 100-Day Winter Assurance to its season ticket holders.
The 100-Day Winter Assurance assures season ticket holders that the Resort will be open for a minimum of 100 days of operation. “If we aren’t, for every day we aren’t open we’ll give one per cent credit for every day we’re not open,” explains Resort Director of Business Operations Don Sharpe. “The assurance is not based on individual usage.”
Last year the Resort was open for 50 days so pass holders received a 50 per cent discount for the 2015-16 season. “What it does is gives people peace of mind that they’re investing in a pass and they’re going to get something from it. The 100-Day Assurance was considered a bold move in the ski industry when Mount Washington introduced it two years ago. Since then other Resorts have seen its value and are offering similar versions,” Sharpe said. “It gives some credibility to the Program we’ve put in place,” he added.
The Resort also has reciprocal agreements in place with Revelstoke, Silver Star, Apex and Manning. That means Gold Pass season ticket holders receive two free day tickets (non-consecutive) to each of those Resorts. Anyone purchasing passes from those Resorts receive the same deal for Mount Washington.
There are some other changes to tickets for the 2015-16 season. The 6-Pak is gone, and has been replaced by the My MW Card. “You can buy the My MW Card in three, five and seven-day quantities, “ says Sharpe.
Once the pre-loaded, direct-to-lift Card is used up, cardholders can either reload it for three, five or seven days or receive an ongoing discount of five per cent per day (you have to use up your pre-loaded days first).
Photo: Tony Radomi, courtesy Mount Washingotn Alpine Resort