Dec 1, 2003 | Marmot, Winter 2003

Smith Transportation Offering 7 Day a Week Service

Mount Washington is getting out of the transportation business. The Alpine Resort has handed over responsibility for its ski bus to Rob Smith of Smith Transportation, who has offered his own service from Nanaimo for the past 22 years.

“I’ve expanded this year to all of the Island, including Victoria, Mill Bay, Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum and Courtenay,” Smith said.

He is the only company offering bus service seven days a week. He has five buses available to provide service to Mount Washington. During the week he’ll have one bus that starts in Victoria and makes several stops; another smaller bus will take Comox Valley passengers from the Coast Westerly Hotel on Cliffe Avenue to the base of the ski resort to meet up with the Victoria bus.

On the weekend, Courtenay will have its own bus (with a stop at the base of the Resort for people coming from Campbell River); Victoria and Ladysmith will have another bus; and Parksville and Nanaimo will have its own too.

The Coast Westerly Hotel will sell tickets for Comox Valley passengers; they can purchase their tickets on the morning they’re catching the ski bus, Smith said.

For more information on Smith Transportation’s ski bus schedule, phone: 382-2544 in Victoria; 756-2544 in Nanaimo; the Coast Westerly Hotel at 338-7741 in Courtenay; or toll-free at 1-877-756-2544.

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