Mount Washington Ski Resort

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 pass 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 with with Mount Washington Ski Resort.

Mount Washington Lodging:

Mount Washington Ski 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, 3 square miles, or 6 square kilometers.

Mount Washington's slopes see on average 394 inches (155 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 32 feet a year!

Trails
Total Runs
60
Ski Lift
Lifts
9
Skier
Skiable Acres
1,600(6 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
394"(155 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
5,216'(1,590 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,658'(505 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
3,558'(1,084 m)

Mount Washington Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
51.9out of 100
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Mount Washington can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.

 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.

Skiiable Area 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 mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 22% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 78%.
Beginner
22%(355 acres)

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.

Blue Square
Intermediate
39%(622 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
39%(622 acres)

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 nearby the town of Comox-Strathcoma, BC.

Address:
Comox-Strathcoma, BC V9J Canada
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Website:
mountwashington.ca/

GPS Coordinates:
49.74132, -125.30520

Getting to Mount Washington Ski 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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Vancouver International AirportYVRVancouver, BC165 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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Campbell River AirportYBLCampbell River, BC23 km
Comox Valley Airport / CFB ComoxYQQComox, BC30 km
Texada Gillies Bay AirportYGBTexada, BC57 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Mount Cain Alpine ParkPort McNeill, BC5,282 ft48%92 km

Mount Washington Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation5,216 ft
Base Elevation3,558 ft
Vertical Drop1,658 ft
Trails60
(22% Beginner,  39% Intermediate,  39% Expert)
Lifts9
Skiable Acres1,600
Avg. Annual Snowfall394 inches
Mount Washington Ski Resort Mountain Stats