Mount Washington sets new snow mark

Old Man Winter loves Mount Washington. It's been blessed with early season dumps of snow and more is falling.

After opening earlier than expected for the fourth season in a row, the resort welcomed a metre and a half of new snowfall over the past week. The mountain now boasts the second deepest snowpack in North America with a base of 200 cms.

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"I know I'm beginning to sound like a broken record, but this is another unbelievable start to the season," laughs resort spokesperson Brent Curtain. "The snow keeps piling up and the temps are remaining low so the conditions really couldn't be any better than they are right now."

The forecast continues to look favourable with more snow mixed with sunshine and cooler temperatures throughout the weekend.

Mount Washington has over 1200 acres of terrain open on the frontside of the mountain. Seven of nine lifts are currently operating, carrying happy skiers and boarders to 69 of the mountain's 81 marked trails.

In addition to alpine terrain, the mountain has over 28kms of pristine trails open for Nordic skiers and the popular Ozone Tubing Park is also open, providing snow sliding fun for the whole family.

If you're an iPhone user looking to stay on top of the latest conditions and events at the mountain, visit the iTunes store and download the latest Mount Washington app for free.

The app, developed by Finger Food Studios, contains all the information you need to plan your day on the slopes in an easy to use format. There is also an innovative run tracker feature that enables you to manage your mileage on the mountain.

Mount Washington is also offering an excellent early season opportunity to save you money. Check out the timely Christmas Advent Calendar online at mountwashington.ca. The Calendar provides access to daily deals from now until December 24th. Deals range from lift tickets to Snow School and everything in between!

For more information on the conditions, new app and the December Advent Calendar, visit mountwashington. ca.

Mount Washington is open and the conditions are stellar! The 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). To find out about accommodation and package information, call Mount Washington Alpine Resort at 1-888-231-1499 toll free or locally at 250-338-1386.

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