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Whether it is downhill or cross country skiing, snowshoeing or tubing that excites you, the winter comes alive and early at Mount Washington, with the season beginning in early December. The ski-hill has a vertical rise of over 500 metres, and is accessed by numerous lifts including a high-speed quad and six-pack. With an average snowfall of over 900cm, skiers and boarders revel in the powder and varied terrain. In an area known for its snowfall, the resort set a world record for a ski hill in 1998-99 with a base of over 18 metres. There are two terrain parks, night skiing, snow tubing, and a 300-meter natural luge.
Watch a freestyle competition, join in the song and good cheer of the Carols by Candlelight, or step up to the King of the Hill ski/snowbord competition or Yeti Adventure Snowshoe Race. From your base at the picturesque and cozy Nordic Lodge, cross-country ski along 55 km of track-set and skating trails. Snowshoe enthusiasts can enjoy 20km of their own trails, and backcountry skiers can strike out across snow-covered lakes to other mountains in the region. After a day in the snow, take in some fine dining, cozy up next to a fire, or enjoy a hot tub next to the slopes.
In the summertime, hiking across the gorgeous Paradise Meadows, mountain biking, mini-golf, bungee-tram, and scenic chair lift rides await. From a summit of 1588 metres, Mount Washington offers spectacular views across the blue waters of the Strait of Georgia to the Sunshine Coast and the vast Coast Range. To the west is the beautiful Forbidden Plateau and mountainous interior of Vancouver Island and Strathcona Park.
This world-class wilderness area includes the stunning peaks of Mount Albert Edward (2000 m) Golden Hind (2200 m) and the Comox Ice field. The park is dotted with lakes large and small, and is home to abundant wildlife, including bear, cougar and elk. From the high plateau country, Della Falls drops 440 metres, eight times the height of Niagra Falls to the lake below.
On-site accommodations include Deer Lodge, Bear Lodge and numerous private chalet rentals. The mountain village provides casual as well as fine dining, banquet, conference and retail services. Summer or winter, Mount Washington Resort offers healthy, exhilarating times in the great outdoors of Vancouver Island.
For more information please visit www.discovermountwashington.com
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