UPDATED: Friday, August 4th, 2023
Vancouver Island as a whole moved to a level 5 drought as of July 2, 2023, which is the highest on B.C.'s drought scale, prompting provincial officials to urge all people to conserve water. The drought scale runs from 0, meaning there is enough water to meet all needs, to 5, meaning adverse impacts are inevitable.
Mount Washington is not immune to these conditions and is also in a stage 5 drought. While Mount Washington is not currently implementing restrictions, we are asking residents, visitors, and all staff to do their part in reducing any activities that require water use and to manage use accordingly. We urgently need everyone to be aware that our water supply is finite and needs to be conserved for emergency use when demand is required.
One of the three primary water sources that Mount Washington uses as potable water has currently stopped producing. While this happens typically in the summer each year, this season's early drought has brought this about much sooner than usual. The remaining two water sources continue to produce an adequate supply, as expected for this time of year.
Simple steps that everyone can take include: taking shorter showers, not washing our vehicles, not watering lawns more than necessary, only running washing machines or dishwashers when they're full, turning off the tap when you brush your teeth or shave. If everyone makes a few small changes to how we use water, it can have a profound impact. See a full list below.
We would like to thank you in advance for your help and attention on this serious matter. Please stay updated as the situation progresses and do your best to reduce water consumption.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort
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Tots 3+ are permitted to Ride the Eagle chairlift Scenic Chairlift ride provided the child must be able to aid in self-rescue in the unlikely event of an emergency.
Children 6+ are permitted to Ride in the Bike Park provided the child must be able to aid in self-rescue in the unlikely event of an emergency as well as being a competent rider, and having a bike that meets all our requirements.
Stay up-to-date with important time-sensitive information from around Mount Washington Alpine Resort with The Daily Dispatch. Operational updates will be shared as our team is informed. Learn about interruptions on the road, lift status and mountain conditions.
Please visit: mountwashington.ca/updates for the latest information.
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
Q. Where is my Guest Profile? How do I login?
A: There are two separate eStore experiences right now.
For Tickets, Passes, 6ixPaks: https://mountwashington.ltibooking.com/
For Snow School and Events: https://shop.mountwashington.ca/
Q. When I browse products on the web store, nothing is available for purchase.
A. Make sure you have selected the date you plan to visit the resort or the date that your program is scheduled to start; use the green date button on the left-hand side of the store. For example, select Saturday, January 15th, 2022 as the date for Free Ride Programs starting January 15th.
Q. I have added a product into my cart, but it will not let me Proceed to Checkout
A. Ensure that all the products in your cart have a guest assigned to them by clicking "Set Guest". Everyone visiting needs a unique profile. Make sure that the guest is the person that will be taking the lesson or renting the equipment. For example, if you are booking a lesson for your child, make sure you log in with their information.
Q. I have searched for my partner or child in the system, but I do not know their password.
A. Click “Reset my Password” to send an email to the email address listed on file. If you do not receive an email, please call us at 250-338-1386 and we can help update your guest profile.
Q. I have multiple accounts I manage for my family members...
A. If you are a parent managing guest profiles for your children, please avoid creating multiple accounts for them (for example, accounts with two different parental email addresses). To reset a password or find a profile, use Guest Lookup.
Below instructions are for https://shop.mountwashington.ca/
HOW TO BUILD A GUEST PROFILE
1. Click the Shop footer, select "Guest Lookup"
2. If you are a new guest, click “create new guest” button
3. If you have purchased online in the past you can log in with “existing guests” profile
4. Fill out your information under Guest Edit and SAVE
5. Check to make sure the info is correct on the next page
6. IF you are purchasing a season pass select “Upload Photo” in the bottom button:
Q. Does my lesson include equipment and a lift ticket?
A. No, lesson pricing reflects the cost of the lesson only. All lesson participants must have a valid lift ticket and ski or snowboard equipment. Please add tickets and rental equipment to your cart when booking online if needed.
Q. What level of lesson should I book in to?
A. Check out our ability levels guide here mountwashington.ca/ability-guide
Q. How can I book a private lesson?
A. Private lessons must be booked over the phone. Please call our Snow School at 250-338-1386 ext. 384 or email email@example.com
Q. Is there any other way I can make a reservation?
A. Yes, you can always call us at 250-338-1386 ext. 384 to speak to a lesson booking specialist or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. What are your lesson cancellation policies?
A. All lessons must be paid in full at the time of booking.
Lessons can be cancelled or rescheduled more than 48 hours in advance. Please call the Snow School at 250-338-1386 ext. 384 or email email@example.com
There are no refunds or changes allowed within 48 hours of the lesson time unless due to a medical issue or illness. No refunds will be issued due to weather conditions. Guests who are late for their lessons will not be able to join. We will do our best to rebook for later that day.