Mount Washington Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The resort is in the town of Comox-Strathcoma, BC.
We recently ranked all of British Columbia's ski resorts, so you can see where Mount Washington stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Mount Washington is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Mount Washington Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mount Washington's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Mount Washington around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mount Washington Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Mount Washington has a total of 60 ski trails, which are serviced by 9 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,600 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 648 hectares, 2.5 square miles, or 6.5 square kilometers.
Mount Washington's slopes see on average 394 inches (10.0 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 32 feet every year!
Mount Washington Ski Resort Elevation
Mount Washington Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 5,216 feet, or 1,590 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,558 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,658 feet (505 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Mount Washington's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Mount Washington Ski Resort Difficulty Level
53.8out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Mount Washington has 1,600 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Mount Washington is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 22% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 78%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Mount Washington Ski Resort good for beginners?
Mount Washington can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 78% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Mount Washington Ski Resort Location
Mount Washington Ski Resort is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Comox-Strathcoma, BC.
Comox-Strathcoma, BC V9J Canada
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Getting to Mount Washington Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mount Washington Ski Resort), its coordinates of 49.74132, -125.30520 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Comox-Strathcoma, BC to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Mount Washington Ski Resort.
|Vancouver International Airport||YVR||Vancouver, BC||165 km|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mount Washington.
|Campbell River Airport||YBL||Campbell River, BC||23 km|
|Comox Valley Airport / CFB Comox||YQQ||Comox, BC||30 km|
|Texada Gillies Bay Airport||YGB||Texada, BC||57 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mount Washington Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mount Washington Ski Resort.
|Mount Cain Alpine Park||Port McNeill, BC||5,282 ft||50%||92 km|
Mount Washington Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||5,216 ft|
|Base Elevation||3,558 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,658 ft|
(22% Beginner, 39% Intermediate, 39% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||394 inches|