Mount Washington is Vancouver Island’s Year-Round Alpine Destination.

Located just 30 minutes from the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, Mount Washington serves up some of the most spectacular scenery Vancouver Island has to offer.

The Rick Gibson Group knows the Mount Washington Real Estate market better than anyone else. They have owned property on the mountain since 1980 and in the last 35 years, Rick Gibson has sold the majority of all properties on the mountain.

From the summit gaze across the expanse of the Pacific Ocean’s Georgia Strait and British Columbia’s coastal mountain range. Vancouver Island’s Mountain Ranges and Strathcona Provincial Park make a spectacular backdrop for this high alpine destination.

Enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing and snowboarding (winter and spring) and mountain biking, hiking, and exploring Strathcona Park (summer and fall). With a wide variety of accommodations to choose from and year-round festivals to enjoy consider Mount Washington for your next getaway or event, any time of year.

With an average of 11 metres of annual snowfall the resort typically has the deepest ski resort snow depths in Canada, and at times, North America. Winters on Mount Washington give Vancouver Islanders the opportunity to rise above the seasonally low cloud cover and enjoy brilliant sunshine in a winter wonderland.


You’ll find just about everything you need on the mountain, including restaurants, pub, lounge, retail shops, equipment rentals and a Kid’s Zone. The resort has an internationally recognized snow school program with special classes for Seniors and the Disabled. Numerous special events take place throughout the season.

Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding

5 Lifts and 4 magic carpets and over 35 runs to explore.

Terrain Parks

Rockstar Terrain Park and Easy Acres Terrain Park


Speedy lanes, rollers and whoop-dee-doos!

Nordic Skiing

40k of Nordic Trails in Strathcona Provincial Park


Explore the trail system in Strathcona Provincial Park


Fun on the mountain doesn’t end once the snow has melted. Mount Washington is the gateway and trailhead into the vast wilderness of B.C.’s largest provincial park, Strathcona Provincial Park. Whether you want to enjoy a 2-hour hike in the alpine or head out for a multi-day trek it’s all here. The day hike up to Lake Helen MacKenzie returning along Battleship is a very popular way to enjoy a day in the alpine.

During the summer, make sure to take in a chairlift ride to Mount Washington’s summit. Bring your camera for breathtaking panoramic views of the Comox Glacier, Mt. Albert Edward, the Strait of Georgia, and numerous coastal communities and islands.

Mountain Biking is back at Mount Washington! Summer 2016 saw the opening of a variety of new trails in the Bike Park. Guests can rent mountain bikes at the resort as well.

Fast Facts

Summit Elevation 1588m (5215 feet)
Vertical Rise 505m (1657 feet)
Average Annual Snowfall 1150cm (38 feet) – 25-year average
Record Snowfall 1920cm (2010-2011)
Winter Season December to April conditions permitting
Alpine Trails 81 Runs • 14% beginner • 35% intermediate,
• 36% advanced • 15% expert
Acres of Terrain 1700+
Lifts • 2 high-speed chairlifts (1 six pack & 1 quad),
• 2 fixed grip quads,
• 1 triple chair
• 4 magic carpets
Day Lift Operations 9 am – 3:30 pm, daily
Night Skiing Thursday to Sunday & holidays
3:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Lift Capacity 13,000 riders/hour
Terrain Parks • The Rockstar Terrain Park
• Easy Acres Terrain Park
Snow Tubing Lift-accessed and night lit
Alpine Village Ski-in/ski-out accommodation for over 4,000 people

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