Dec 1, 2001 | Marmot, Winter 2001

Mt. Washington’s Alpine Village – A Unique Treat

There is a distinct difference between “drive-to” accommodation and the original Alpine Village.

When you are searching for a tranquil winter wonderland you will want to explore this unique blend of old world charm nestled in a convenient location close to the slopes. Offering ski-out access, the residences of the Alpine Village range from cozy condos to family-sized chalets at the most affordable rates on the mountain.

Parking… If you are staying the in the Alpine Village parking is provided for you in clearly designated lots at the top of Henry Road and across the street from the General Store off Strathcona Parkway. These lots are not for the use of guests staying in properties designated “drive-to” where ample parking is provided for all guests.

Due to the excessive snowfall Mt Washington can experience it would be wise to move your car or dig it out after a heavy snowfall to ensure it is not damaged by the snowplow.

When Hunger Hits Hard… The Alpine Lodge offers the choice of laid-back dining at Fireweeds, pub-style fare at Fat Teddy’s, Chinese take-out or eat-in at The Mountain Wok and cafeteria service at The Alpine Café. Alternatively, you may want to check out The Sunset Café located at the base of the Red Chair or see what new secrets await you at the new Raven Lodge.

rovisions… In case you forgot an essential item such a toilet paper you can equip yourself with emergency supplies from the General Store located on Strathcona Parkway directly below the original Alpine Village. A limited selection of videos are available for rent and it is a BC Licensed Liquor outlet.

First trip to Mt. Washington?

Here are things you should know.

Getting There… Mt. Washington is located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, 25 km west of the Comox Valley (approximately a 25 minute drive), 100km north of Nanaimo (approximately a 90 minute drive).

Where to Stay… Mt.Washington offers a variety of accommodation, from Guest House to Townhouse, from Multitudes to Solitudes, whatever your preference, there’s a place for you!

You can rent anything from a studio apartment to an entire chalet and everything in between. Each of the following Rental Companies offer a wide selection of choices to suit your needs.

Auto If you’re travelling by car the new Inland Island Highway offers the most direct route. The Strathcona Parkway turnoff will guide you straight to the ski resort.

BC Ferries If you plan to travel via BC Ferries, you would be well advised to make a reservation. You can sail from Tsawaassen to Duke Point or from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay in Nanaimo.For information call BC Ferries schedules at 1-888-223-3779.

Air Both the Comox Valley (YQQ) and Campbell River (YBL) Airports are serviced daily by Pacific Coastal Airlines 1-800-663-2872 and Air Canada 1-800-663-3721 from Vancouver. Westjet flies daily direct from Calgary to Comox 1-800-538-5696.

Rail E & N Rail runs daily from Victoria to Courtenay. 1-888-842-7245.
Bus Service:
Gray Line
250-338-5248 or 1-800-318-0818

Smith Transportation
250-756-2544 or 1-877-756-2544

Mt Washington Resort Ski Shuttle
Daily from Courtenay and stops at the base of the chain-up area.

Vehicle Rentals:
Budget Car & Truck Rentals

Accommodations on Mt.Washington
Alpine Accommodations
Toll Free 1-888-837-4663
Comox Valley 250-703-9636

Deer Lodge at Mt Washington
Toll Free 1-877-845-4499
Comox Valley 250-338-4383

Mt Washington Accommodations
Toll Free 1-800-699-6499
Victoria 250- 370-1642

Paradise Ridge Accommodations
Toll Free 1-877-287-9491
Comox Valley 250- 897-3161

Peak Accommodations
Toll Free 1-866-826-PEAK (7325)
Comox Valley 250-897-3851

Mt Washington Central Reservations
Toll Free 1-888-231-1499
Comox Valley 250-338-1386

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