If you arrive in Victoria in the winter months, you can take advantage of our great skiing at Mt. Washington.
Mt. Washington is approximately 3 -4 hours north of Victoria (see map below). You can drive, take a bus, or fly (most flights and least expenisve is Island Express Air),
Mount Washington is home to one of the most spectacular coastal alpine settings in North America. With the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop on one side and scenic Strathcona Park bordering the other, Mount Washington offers a pristine environment for your next Alpine or Nordic adventure.
In winter, Mount Washington receives a legendary 11 metres of annual snowfall. The resort is acknowledged as the home of Canada’s deepest pile, however, it’s not all about the snow! In summer, the mountain and surrounding resort community transforms itself into a major destination for hikers and summer alpine enthusiasts.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort is a privately owned resort community, open year round, located near the very popular Comox Valley. Fully serviced by the divided inland Island Highway to the base of the hill, a paved all season Strathcona Parkway brings skiers, hikers and alpine enthusiasts of all walks to the Resort area.
Mt. Washington offers both Alpine and Nordic skiing as well as ‘snow tubing’, tobogganing and snowshoeing.
There is accommodations both at the ski hill itself or in the nearby towns of Comox or Courtenay. The website for Mt. Washington (link below) has lots of options on their site for places to stay.