Dec 1, 2003 | Marmot, Winter 2003

Mount Washington has a New Name, it’s ‘P.O. Box Mount Washington, B.C.’

Canada Post has given the Alpine Resort its own post office. The low volume postal area will start operation in January 2004, from Altitude Sport and Gifts in the Alpine Lodge, and offer regular postal service.

“I have post office boxes in the loading bay,” Altitude manager Chris Dennis said before the winter season opened. Although there are 70 post office boxes, there are about 15 to 20 families on the mountain who will make use them, Mount Washington said.

The post office takes up a space about seven feet by eight feet and will include a small retail area for Canada Post items. Bob Taylor, Communications Manager for Canada Post, said the counters and other equipment still have to be installed, so the post office won’t be operational until January.

Dennis said Altitude was the favored location for a post office at the Resort because it doesn’t move around. “We’re open 365 days of the year,” she said.

The post office will have a Mount Washington cancellation stamp, too, she noted. That was good news for the resort.
“It gets us an address,” she said. “Now you can make your mail out to ‘Mount Washington Alpine Resort’.”

The post office in Altitude may undergo a renovation next year, depending on how busy it is. “We’re going to try it this way and see how it goes,” the Resort said. “It’s going to take a while to see what people want, what they will utilize and how much space it will take up.”

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