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SnowSports Recreation Guide Mount Washington

2022.23 SnowSports Recreation Guide
Alpine & Nordic

Reserve your dates now for the winter season, and view our online Snow Sports Recreation Guide.

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Need help booking, call us at 250-338-1386 ext 384 or email lessons@mountwashington.ca

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Explore the wilds of Strathcona Park as you meander through the snow-covered trees surrounder by rugged ice-capped mountains. The quiet serenity of the old-growth forests will do more for your well-being than a day at the spa.

Mt. Washington is rated as one of North America's top Nordic Centres. Perched on the edge of Strathcona Provincial Park, the Nordic Centre features Raven Lodge, a quintessential timber-framed ski lodge with full dining, retail and rental options. XC skiers are treated to unparalleled views along 55 km of machine groomed and classic XC trails.

Snowshoeing at Mt. Washington will transport you to a magical wonderland featuring 22km of meandering trails with stunning views. We also offer Fat Biking on specific snowshoe and cross-country ski trails (weather permitting), in addition to our new Fat Bike-specific trail "Marmot's Mess". All trail passes, rentals and maps are available at the Raven Lodge.

Discover Cross-Country Skiing (ages 6+)

Classic Skiing. This introduction to Classic Skiing covers how to get up on the flats, snowplow to control speed down a small hill and herringbone to get up a small hill. At the end of this lesson, you will be able to get around on classic skis and a Green trail.

Skate Skiing. Learn beginner skate ski techniques. The student will understand the skills and techniques to get up a hill and move along the flats. Skills include free skate, one skate and diagonal skate. We request all students have Classic Skied before taking skate lessons.

Days Available. Available daily starting December TBA, 2022


Pre-booking is HIGHLY recommended to secure a spot in one of our lessons or tours. Due to this season's capacity restrictions in the Raven Lodge, guests may be asked to wait outside until one of our reservations and/or rentals staff are able to assist them. We thank everyone in advance for their understanding and cooperation.

Discovery Cross Country Skiing
(All Discover lessons include trailpass and equipment rentals)

Start Times

Days

Price

Ages 13+
10:00 am
7 days/week
$74.00
Ages 13+
12:00 pm
7 days/week
$74.00
Ages 13+
2:00 pm
7 days/week
$74.00

Discovery Cross Country Skiing
(All Discover lessons include trail passes and equipment rentals)

Start Times

Days

Price

Ages 6-12
10:00 am
Sat-Sun
$44.00
Ages 6-12
12:00 pm
7 days/week
$44.00
Ages 6-12
2:00 pm
Sat-Sun
$44.00

Available daily, Choose Start Time:
(All Discover lessons include trail pass and equipment rentals)

Start Times

Add Child

Price

Family of 4
10:00 am
$39.00
$209.00
Family of 4
12:00 pm
$39.00
$209.00
Family of 4
2:00 pm
$39.00
$209.00
Add-on:additional child to family lesson $39.00 each

Discover Nordic Skiing

$74/ 13+
  • Learn beginner techniques
  • The all-inclusive package includes a trail pass and Nordic ski equipment
  • Available for Online & At Resort Pricing
  • Child - $44.00
  • Adult, Youth & Senior - $74.00
  • Family of four - $149.00
  • Lesson times: 10am ,12pm, 2pm
  • Subject to instructor availability

Group Lessons

$45 / 13+
  • Join a group lesson with friends. Go classic or skate
  • Lessons available 7-days a week
  • Online & at resort pricing
  • Adult (13+) - $45
  • Child (6-12) - $35
  • Ages 6 and up
  • 1.5 hour lessons
  • Lesson times: 10am ,12pm, 2pm
  • Subject to instructor availability

Private Lessons

$104 / 4+
  • Improve your skating or classic cross country technique
  • Lessons available 7-days a week
  • ADD-ON: additional person - $44
  • Ages 4 and up
  • Adult, Youth & Senior - $104.00
  • 1.5 hour lessons
  • Lesson times: 10am ,12pm, 2pm
  • Subject to instructor availability

Group Nordic Classic or Skate Lessons

Group Lessons. Our group lessons are a great introduction to classic or skate skiing in a fun and supportive group environment. Each 1.5 hour lesson will introduce you to basic techniques that will give you the confidenace to enjoy your time ourt on our trails.

Days Available. (Ages 13+) 7-days a week at 10 am, 12 pm or 2 pm. NOTE: (Ages 6-12) Every weekend starting December and daily during the Christmas holidays at 10 am, 12 pm or 2 pm

Age

Days

Times

Price

Child (6-12)
daily
12:00 pm
$35.00
Child (6-12)
Sat & Sun
10am, 12pm, 2pm
$35.00
Ages (13+)
daily
10am, 12pm, 2pm
$45.00

Learn to Glide (ages 6+)

Mt. Washington’s Learn to Glide program is a combination of 3 of our most successful and popular lesson programs to help you get out on the trails faster and with more confidence. We have combined our Discover Cross-Country Skiing package with 2 of our group lessons. Book before Dec 31, 2022, for Early Bird pricing.

Includes: 1.5-hour lesson, trail pass and rentals.

Please note: Packages are available for classic or skate-style cross-country skiing. Disciplines cannot be combined within one Learn to Glide package. This program is for anyone who is new to the sport of cross-country skiing, in either skate or classic disciplines. Mt. Washington reserved the right to remove guests from the program if they are found to be in violation of its requirements.

Age

Regular Price

Early Bird Price

Adult (13+)
Child(6-12)
Receive 30% savings on the regular price and 60% on the early bird.
Receive 50% off a 2022/2023 Nordic 6ixPak if you complete the entire 3-lesson Learn to Glide Package by January 31, 2023 (ages 13+).
*Early bird booked by 12/31/2022

Adult 5 Week XC Ski Program

This 5-week program promotes the development of classic or skate-skiing by giving participants the skills to enjoy the great ski trails at the Mount Washington Nordic Centre. Working with the same instructor each week will give you the opportunity to work on new skills as you develop your technique through exercises and guided mileage. Weekly sessions are 1.5-hours long and are available to guests ages 19+ of all abilities.

Style

Dates

Time

Price

Classic
5-consecutive Sundays starting Jan 15th, 2023
10 am
Skate
5-consecutive Sundays starting Feb 19th, 2023
10 am
Add-On
Nordic 6ixpak
Adult $154
Senior $154
Add-On
XC seasonal rentals
 
$189

U35 Cross Country Ski Program

Join us Friday evenings from January 13th - February 3rd. This program will focus on both classic and skate skiing, bringing together like minded individuals for social evenings learning and diversifying your skills on xc skis.

This is geared towards Novice to Intermediate skiers, who have completed at least one season on XC skis. If you are completely new to the sport, we recommend taking the Discover XC Ski program first or booking an instructor for a private lesson to learn the basics.

Style

Dates

Time

Price

Classic
4-consecutive Fridays starting Jan 13th, 2023 through Feb 3rd, 2023
5:30 pm 7:30 pm
Skate
4-consecutive Fridays starting Jan 13th, 2023 through Feb 3rd, 2023
5:30 pm 7:30 pm

Adult Performance Clinic

This is a full day camp, taught by our level 3 and 4 instructors, focusing on intermediate and advanced skills and techniques, including hill climbing and descending for classic and skate skiing.
This is a great follow up for those intermediate to advanced cross country skiers who participated in our The holiday session is a great way to get back into the swing of things after a summer off skis, or link in the March sessions as a follow up to the 5 week adult program. Full day clinic from 10am-3pm, with an hour break for lunch. You can sign up for individual sessions or both.

Adult Performance Clinic 19+

Length

Dates

Times

Price

Classic
4 hours of coaching
Saturday, Jan. 7th, 2023
10 am - 3 pm
Skate
4 hours of coaching
Sunday, Jan. 8th, 2023
10 am - 3 pm
Classic
4 hours of coaching
Saturday, Mar. 25th, 2023
10 am - 3 pm
Skate
4 hours of coaching
Sunday, Mar. 26th, 2023
10 am - 3 pm
ADD Full Day Trail Ticket $20

Private Nordic Classic or Skate

Whether you're new to the sport or a seasoned veteram, a private lesson is the best way to improve your skate or classic techniques. Our private cross-country ski lessons are 1.5 hours long and are scheduled with one of our CANSI-certified instructors.

Subject to instructor availability:

Start Times

Price On-hill

Ages 4+
10:00 am
$104.00
Ages 4+
12:00 pm
$104.00
Ages 4+
2:00 pm
$104.00
Additional person$44.00
Add an additional person to your private lesson for only $44.00 Available 7 days a week.

Nordic Fest | March 25- 26, 2023

Join us for our second annual Nordic Fest at the Raven Lodge, sign up for specialty Cross Country Ski clinics, Guided Snowshoe tours, live music and more!

This winter, it is being held the same weekend as the Vancouver Island Loppet, which is a great opportunity for those seasoned race veterans or those just looking to get into ski racing, all in a pressure-free and inclusive environment.

Women's Week | Feb. 27 - Mar. 3, 2023

Enjoy our Women’s Week packages all week long. Lessons are taught by and designed especially for women. Women of similar abilities are grouped into small classes to meet new friends and revisit old ones as you improve your skiing techniques. After the lesson, the group will head inside the Raven Lodge for lunch at the cafe. Includes: 1.5-hour group lesson, a full-day trail pass, and lunch from the Raven cafe. For all ability levels.

Time

Price

Price Passholder

10 am
Adult (19+) $68.50
Adult (19+) $56.50
Includes: 1.5-hour group lesson and a full-day trail pass. For all ability levels. Please reserve your spot as space is limited.

Nordic Ability Guide

FAQs

Can I get a refund if my ski season does not go as planned?

A) The add-on Pass Refundable Option allows you to receive a pro-rated refund or deferral of your season pass for the following reasons:

1. Medical – An injury or illness which prevents the use of the pass for the duration of the season that is valid.  The refund is not applicable for an interim injury or illness.

2. Employment Transfer – A transfer by the pass holder’s current employer requiring a change of residence off Vancouver Island and surrounding islands. The refund is not applicable when voluntarily leaving the area for work or travel.
Any family member unable to ski the remainder of the season due to your injury, illness or move, will also receive a refund provided they have purchased the refundable option. Refunds are not available for reasons outside of the list above

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THE MOUNTAIN IS CLOSED TO PUBLIC ACCESS UNTIL DECEMBER 9TH
Mount Washington Alpine Resort has crews actively working with machinery in preparations and the public is not permitted to access any mountain property outside of the operating season. Winter Opening Day is for Friday, December 9th with limited terrain in alpine and Nordic. More info

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