The major low pressure system that moved across east Vancouver Island over the last few days brought with it vast amounts of snow to Mount Washington Alpine Resort. The mountain has received over 60 cm in the last 7 days.

“This latest snowfall is just what we needed” says Don Sharpe, Director of Business Operations and Marketing. “Our snow base is now well above the 140cm mark. We have opened up the whole front-side as well as additional nordic terrain.”

In classic form, the latest weather system delivered some great base-building snow with the help of heavy winds from the southeast. “Southeast winds always mean snow, lots of snow” says Sharpe. “We had faith that regular winter weather patterns would return to our part of the world. Looking back to similar weather patterns over our 30 year history, we’ve received upwards of three to four metres of snow in February and March respectively. So that means there is much more to come.”

While you’re up here enjoying the new snow, you can also enjoy some great winter events. Mount Washington is hosting Ski for MS on January 25 and the BC Snowboard Slopestyle on January 31/February 1. If you’re making plans into February. there’ll be a bunch of fun “Peace and Love” events on Valentine’s Day; 2-for-1 night skiing, Snowshoe Fondue, a retro 70s bash in Ted’s, or a gourmet three-course meal are all being held on Saturday, February 14.