Mount Washington Alpine Resort – Media Release

February 8, 2015

Mount Washington goes on hold.

The continued warm temps and rain have finally got the best of Mount Washington Alpine Resort.  The Pineapple Express, a surge of moisture direct from the Hawaiian Islands not only brought rain, but warm temperatures and rising freezing levels. The resort staff all worked hard to stay open but the third express in the past four weeks has finally taken its toll. Effective as of Monday February 9 at 3:30pm, the Resort will put its winter 14/15 operations on hold until further notice.

“We have every belief and hope that we will reopen sometime soon,” says Don Sharpe, Director of Business Operations and Marketing. “But we’re now at the point where there’s simply no snow left to farm or move around.”

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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. To find out about accommodation and package information, call Mount Washington Alpine Resort at 1-877-845-4499 toll free. Surf to  for additional information including our live webcams.