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Explore the wilds of Strathcona Park as you meander through the snow-covered trees surrounder by rugged ice-capped mountains. The quiet serenity of the old-growth forests will do more for your well-being than a day at the spa.
SnowSports Recreation Guide Mount Washington

2022.23 SnowSports Recreation Guide
Alpine & Nordic

Reserve your dates now for the winter season, and view our online Snow Sports Recreation Guide.

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Need help booking, call us at 250-338-1386 ext 384 or email lessons@mountwashington.ca

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Snowshoeing at Mount Washington

Mt. Washington is rated as one of North America's top Nordic Centres. Perched on the edge of Strathcona Provincial Park, the Nordic Centre features Raven Lodge, a quintessential timber-framed ski lodge with full dining, retail and rental options. XC skiers are treated to unparalleled views along 55 km of machine groomed and classic XC trails.

We also offer Fat Biking on specific snowshoe and cross-country ski trails (weather permitting), in addition to our new Fat Bike-specific trail "Marmot's Mess". All trail passes, rentals and maps are available at the Raven Lodge. Explore the wilds of Strathcona Park as you meander through the snow-covered trees surrounder by rugged ice-capped mountains.

Snowshoe Trail Passes

The quiet serenity of Strathcona’s old-growth forests will do more for your well-being than a day at the spa. Snowshoeing at Mt. Washington will transport you to a magical wonderland featuring 22 kms of meandering trails with unexpected views. Trail passes, rentals and maps are available at Raven Lodge.
Adults, Youth & Seniors (13+) Mon - Thur$13.00

Day 9 am - 4 pm
Weekend Fri-Sun  pass (9 pm - 4 pm) - $14.00
Holiday pass (9 pm - 4 pm) - $15.00

Child (7-12) Mon - Thur$8.00
Day 9 am - 4 pm
Weekend Fri-Sun  pass (9 pm - 4 pm) - $8.00
Holiday pass (9 pm - 4 pm) - $9.00
Tot (up to 6)FREE
Day 9 am - 4 pm
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Online Half-Day Rental Reservations

Select from a day, afternoon, or night rental package. Note that we will not be renting the following accessories this season: pants, jackets, goggles. Please remember to purchase a lift ticket in advance of arrival at the resort, along with your rentals.

Snowshoe Rentals Only

Adults, Youth & Seniors (13+)$21.00
Full-Day 9 am - 4 pm
Afternoon rental  (1 pm - 4 pm) - $16.00
Child (7-12)$12.00
Day 9 am - 4 pm
Afternoon rental  (1 pm - 4 pm) - $9.00
Tot (up to 6)$12.00
Full-Day 9 am - 4 pm
Afternoon rental  (1 pm - 4 pm) - $9.00
Chariots$22.00
Full-Day 9 am - 4 pm
2-hour rental  - $15.00
Book ahead and save on rental pricing - all XC rentals are available online, no need to call or email.

Snowshoe Fondue

A three-course West Coast version of the European classic.

The fondue begins with a amuse bouche upon arrival at your table. Continue with our cheese fondue made with local artisan cheese accompanied by sausage, cornichon, little meatballs, bread, and vegetables. Next is our rosemary-scented hot oil course served with sliced beef tenderloin, fingerling potatoes, scallops, and a variety of dips. Finally warm melted chocolate, marshmallows, orange, pretzels, and mini donuts to finish the evening.

Availability Friday and Saturday evenings December 17th- March 4th. reservations required. includes 1-hour guided tour, dinner, evening snowshoe trail pass and rentals.

Holidays included: Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve & Family Day weekend (Feb 17, 18 & 19)
Please arrive by 5:30 pm to check in and get fitted for snowshoes
Adult, Youth and Senior$80.00
Fri & Sat at 5:30 pm
Child (6-12)$60.00
Fri & Sat at 5:30 pm

Select Visit Date

First Fondue Starts Saturday, December 17th, remember to select the correct date to proceed.

  • Every Friday & Saturday starting December 23rd up to and including March 4th
  • One extra fondue day, Sunday, February 19th (Family Day Weekend)
  • Snowshoe begins at 6pm. Dinner starts 7-7:15
  • Select inside text field to change the dates

Group Showshoeing

$54/ adults
  • Includes: 1.5 hour lesson, full-trail pass and rentals
  • 10am, 12pm, 2pm starts
  • Child - $34
  • Adult, Youth & Senior - $54
  • Family or four - $144
  • ADD-ON: additional child to family lesson - $334

Winter Wonderland Snowshoe Tour

$114 / adults
  • Includes: 4-hour guided tour, bagged lunch,
  • full-trail pass and rentals
  • Available for
  • Ages 13+ - $114
  • 10 am start time, arrive early to prepare
  • 7-days a week

Private Snowshoe Tour

$74 / 4+
  • Includes: 1.5-hour lesson
  • Ages 4 and up
  • Available 7-days/week
  • Subject to instructor availability
  • ADD-ON: additional person - $15
  • 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm start times

Group Snowshoe Tours

Our group snowshoe tours are a great way for you to enjoy quality time with family and friends. Your guide will lead you on a 1.5-hour trek through our scenic snowshoe trail network on novice-intermediate terrain.
Includes: 1.5-hour tour, full day trail pass and rentals

Please note: Guests of all applicable ages are grouped together into one tour. We do not offer age-specific group snowshoe tours.

Available Daily

Age

Times

Price

Child (6-12 yrs)
10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
$34.00
Adult (13+ yrs)
10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
$54.00
Family Tour of 4 (6 yrs+)
10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
$144.00
Add-On
Additional child to tour
$29.00

Winter Wonderland Tour

Wander beyond the marked trails with a guide on this 4 hour snowshoe adventure. The group will travel to one of the lakes in Strathcona Park where they can enjoy a delicious bagged lunch before heading back to the Raven Lodge. The route is based on weather and group ability so not all tours will go as far as the lakes.

Available Daily

Age

Times

Price

Adults (13+ yrs)
10 am
$114.00
Includes: 4-hour guided tour, bagged lunch, full-day snowshoe pass and rentals.

Private Snowshoe Tour

Enjoy a private 1.5-hour snowshoe tour led by one of our seasons snowshoe guides. Take a leisurely walk through the forest on the Old Cabin Loop or enjoy a more advanced hike along Tree Beard’s pr Rossiter’s Rise. You guide will offer proper snowshoeing techniques, as well as educate on the local alpine flora and fauna along the way.

Available Daily

Ages

Times

Price

All (4+ yrs)
10 am. 12 pm , 2 pm
$74.00
Add-On: additional person $15

Snowshoe Trails

Snowshoe Trail

Distance

Rating

Status

 

Comment

Old Cabin Trail
2.5 km
Closed
Lookout Trail
0.5 km
Closed
Snow Paws  dog friendly trail
1.5 km
Closed
Tree Beard's Trail
1.5 km
Closed
Crooked Creek
2.0 km
Closed
Finger Glades
4.0 km
Closed
Great Big View
3.0 km
Closed
Rossiter's Rise
3.0 km
Closed

FAQs

Can I get a refund if my ski season does not go as planned?

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

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THE MOUNTAIN IS CLOSED TO PUBLIC ACCESS
Thanks for a great summer of biking, hiking and ziplining together! Mount Washington Alpine Resort is now closed for the season. Crews are actively working with machinery on hill and the public is not permitted to access any mountain property. Winter Opening Day is planned for Friday, December 9th: More info

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