2012-06-27 - Summer Starts A Mile High!
Image: With a view like this, you deserve to brag about where you live!
Photo Credit: Mike LeBlanc- Slipstreamimages.com
The remaining signs of last winter's snowfall are now only evident through deep snow drifts found at the upper reaches of the mountain. At lower elevations, the temperatures are climbing into warm territory and the perennials are poking their heads out. Summer has arrived at Mount Washington!
The resort opens up this Friday, June 29 at 11am for its first day of summer operations. Mile High Scenic Chairlift Rides, Bungee Trampoline and some of the finest views on the planet will be on offer.
“There's probably nothing better to show your visiting friends and family than the view from the top of Mount Washington,” explains resort spokesperson Brent Curtain. “It's a great way to show off the beauty of where we live.”
As an opening weekend special, Mount Washington is offering 25% off the Scenic Ride and Dine package. Adults get a ride up the mountain and lunch or dinner for under $20. “We're offering this deal from opening day through to Monday, July 2nd,” adds Curtain.
To celebrate Canada Day Weekend, the mountain will host the Thrifty Foods Canada Day Celebration on Sunday, July 1. The fun-filled event will feature a bouncy castle, crafts and face painting for the kids, plus a delicious Canada Day cupcake for all. The fun starts at 1pm.
An action-packed festival and event calendar is highlighted by the annual Suds and Scotch Festival at the Raven Lodge on Friday, July 13 and the Bearclaw Invitational Slopestyle on August 3-4. The Alpine Wine and Food Festival returns on August 24-25.
Mount Washington is open daily beginning Friday, June 29. The Eagle Express will deliver hikers and sightseers to the top of the mountain and back down again 7 days a week from 11am to 7pm. The popular Bike Park, which is currently on hold due to lingering snow, will open on July 28.
For all summer event details and mountain information, surf to mountwashington.ca.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort is open for summer Mile High Scenic Chairlift Rides! The resort is located 30 minutes above The Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. WestJet, Central Mountain Air, and Pacific Coastal Airlines service the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ). To find out about accommodation and package information, call Mount Washington Alpine Resort at 1-888-231-1499 toll free or locally at 250-338-1386. Surf to www.mountwashington.ca for additional information including our live webcams.
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Summer Starts A Mile High!