Mt Washington

The lingering snow from last winter is giving way to the grassy slopes of summer on Mount Washington. To celebrate, the mountain is running its popular scenic chairlift rides earlier than originally planned.

“We’re operating the Eagle Chairlift for scenic rides over the next three weekends,” explains Don Sharpe, Director of Business Operations and Marketing. “Our wedding season is already underway so we’re opening earlier than expected to give people an opportunity to see the amazing views from the top of Mount Washington.”

Visitors will be able to take the chairlift to top of the mountain from 11am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Ted’s Bar and Grill will also be open for meals from 11am to 6pm on weekends.

Daily summer operations begin Saturday, June 28th and will feature Mile High Scenic Chairlift Rides, Alpine Action Packs, alpine hiking, dining and shopping, seven days a week.

The Mile High Scenic Chairlift Rides are one of Vancouver Island’s most popular summer attractions and the views are literally second to none. Snow play areas and the potential to get glimpses of the elusive Vancouver Island Marmot are additional highlights of the ride up the mountain.

Mount Washington’s Tapped Beer Festival, Alpine Wine and Food Festival and Bearclaw Invitational Slopestyle return for action-packed summer fun!

For more information on the early weekend openings, festivals, events and the full summer schedule, visit

Mount Washington Alpine 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) or fly right into Comox Harbour via Harbour Air.

Photo: The views in summer parallel the sublime views of winter at BC’s Mount Washington.
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SnowOnline Editor: Lori Knowles