Jul 1, 2006 | Marmot, Summer 2006

Celebrate Summer at Mount Washington

“We’ll be hosting our most popular events again,” says Don Sharpe, Director of Business Services for Mount Washington. “We’ll also be tweaking and enhancing them this year.” he added.

Two events that are sure to catch the attention of food and beverage lovers are a beer pairing dinner July 14, the evening before the Beer Fest, and a wine pairing dinner July 21, the evening before High on Chocolate. Both events feature a five-course, tapas-style dinner with accompanying beverages at Fireweed’s.

While the mountain biking set might not be interested in a wine pairing dinner, they will be stoked to hear that Mount Washington is hosting the Canada Cup Race Series July 20-30. Racers in multiple classes will compete on an as-yet-to-be-announced route.

August 26-27 it’s time for the B.C. Cup Finals, featuring the cross-country and downhill finals.

More interested in feeling the adrenaline rush yourself? The Hawk and the Eagle high-speed chairlifts are equipped to take riders and their bikes up with ease, providing full access to mountain biking terrain ranging from beginner to expert.

For those who would rather just take a scenic chairlift ride to the mountain’s summit, the chairlift is open daily from June 30 to Sept. 24. The summit offers panoramic views of Strathcona Park, Comox Glacier, the Strait of Georgia and the Beaufort Range of mountains.

Looking to camp at Mount Washington? The resort offers free group camping near Raven Lodge, which means campers have access to the lodge’s facilities – showers, washrooms and coin laundry – during business hours.

The new trailhead by Raven Lodge will be completed this summer. It already features a meandering gravel trail leading into Paradise Meadows. Everyone from casual strollers to day hikers and hardy backcountry hikers can gain access to Strathcona Provincial Park from the trailhead.

Other outdoor activities available at Mount Washington include flyfishing, horseback riding and ATV tours.

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