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Mt. Washington Festivals
Every Boxing Day the Mount Washington Snow Pros glide from the mountaintop, torches in hand, in elegant figure-8 patterns during the Torchlight Parade. Fireworks mark the end of the event.
The Spring Snow Jam in March features a number of events for the whole family. The marquee event, the After Dark Invitational, features pro skiers and boarders performing mid-air tricks as the fly over a 24m/80ft tabletop.
July brings the annual Beer Festival and August, the Wine Festival, both with tastings and food pairings.
Mt. Washington Things to Do
Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding
In total, five lifts (including 2 high-speed quads) and four Magic Carpet lifts service Mount Washington's 81 alpine runs and 505m/1,657ft of vertical. Advanced skiers and snowboarders are particularly drawn to Mount Washington for its challenging backside, the Outback and extensive tree-skiing on the south side of the mountain. Night-skiing via the Whisky Jack Chair is also an option.
With 55km/34mi of trails machine-groomed for cross-country skiing (classic and skate), Mount Washington delivers a top-rated Nordic experience. A few of the higher trails offering yet more spectacular views can be accessed by chairlift.
More Winter Activities
Mount Washington Alpine Resort offers some of the best snowshoeing in Canada according to Ski Canada Magazine.
In summer, Mount Washington Alpine Resort and neighboring Strathcona Provincial Park offer some of the most varied and challenging hiking in the Vancouver Island region.
The Bike Park at Mount Washington is also a major summer draw. Mountain biking trails range from smooth beginner runs to steep expert grades. Chairlifts provide access to alpine trails and long descents. Stunts abound on advanced trails.