Visitor reviews for Mount Washington Ski Resort
December 22, 2015
CHICO from Canada
Up at Mt.Wash on the 14th: sunny all day. Best snow I've seen. See you at New Years...
December 13, 2015
wang kerr from Canada
Welcome back to the powder. Opening day was very nice; no crowds, ski onto the chairs and powder 'till end of day. A real welcome back.
November 04, 2015
chico from Canada
Totally support the new Mt. Washington group. Sounds like big plans down the road. More shredding the better. Hope to be spending more $$$ on the mountain. See ya there.
October 05, 2015
No Pow to Chow? from Canada
If a snowflake falls in the forest, and no one is there to ski it, does anyone truly get rad?'
As with the near extinction of the once noble and majestic marmot, the Vancouver Island ski bum has suffered a steady decline since the harsh "winter" of 2013. Pow sources were on short supply and already it was hardly enough to feed the well established "resident" skiers. The annual migration of the Australian used to work symbiotically with the ecosytem. Plenty of pow for all. Now they and others are forced to look for sustenance elsewhere; they cannot afford to wait in hopes that the bounty will someday return.
Resort staff are already difficult to retain in long term capacity. Some of them with high levels of training and expertise will be forced to "migrate" elsewhere in the pursuit of powder, and in the case of the professional - the pursuit of survival. With an industry solely based on fickle mother nature, and a general rise in global temperatures, the sub alpine nub we all know and love proves not a reliable source of seasonal income. The ski bums and professionals are forced to adapt or relocate, neither a desirable option.
If only there was an answer to this seemingly unavoidable transition into the new age. What if there were some way to transform the nub into a year round destination...? Well my friends, if you look closely you can still see the skeleton of a once well developed downhill lift accessed mountain bike park. Additionally, Mount Washington is situated at the entrance to beautiful Strathcona Provincial Park. However, with backcountry use sky rocketing year round Old Nubby has failed to capitalize on the market in the slightest. The summer industry at our little mountain was in the early stages of life when it was snubbed out by the shareholders weeks before the start of the summer season.
If you want to support the cause, go to the SaveTheNub website and donate. As you know the resort is for sale; we are starting a crowd funding and campaign to buy the hill and put it in the hands of some folk who know how to run a year round resort destination. We look forward to hearing from you.
The Knights of the Knub
September 17, 2015
RearEntry bootsauce from Canada
When I learned to ski, Fat Teddy was still Fat and old Gibby told tall tales of twisties in the candle light of the goat barn. Skis were made of wood and men made of snow. We used to hike for meters to get to the secret stash spots. Now you can hire a hungry patroller to carry you to the top on his back. In those days, all it took was a hair cut and an egg salad sandwich to get on the team. I never would have thought when I was a young man dipping my bun in Rosie's hot soup that a ski instructor and a lifty would be running the show one day.
April 24, 2015
wang kerr from Canada
The year started a bit slow but things got better quickly. I worked hard and was rewarded with some very nice days; not the epic year but great days indeed. See ya next year.
April 02, 2015
Stig Greydich from Afghanistan
Why so glum chums? Sure, this season we were definitely a few flakes short of a snow cone but Mount Washington has, and will again, deliver the creamy white fluff. Yes, we have management issues, yeah prices are a bit steeper than the well established traverse tracks. With last seasons poor performance the mad larks in the money pit broke the mold when they offered skiing at Whistler Blackcomb and the 100 day guarantee was an industry first. Channel your inner saucer boy and pucker up for next season. It doesn't take an eco-climatologist to recognize that at 1500m our nubbly tree line resort can be warm and a little moist at times. Ski The Nub!
[note from the editor: post edited for the sake of relevance.]
March 31, 2015
Jenifer from Canada
Mount Washington very, very generously refunded a portion of our previous year's seasons passes due to the low snow base last year. It was unexpected and a real bonus. I don't know how you can call them "greedy"!
Also, 6 pack tickets have become transferable, which has been helpful in using them up.
We are darn lucky to have an Island ski resort that we don't have to take a ferry to get to. Let's wish them luck instead of slanging them. Think the management can change the weather? (And they have often had the deepest base in North America.) Let's give them a break, eh?
March 31, 2015
caveat emptor from Canada
Bye-bye season of 2014-2015. I got out 7 days this season and the skiing ranged from merely ok to downright bad. Not the mountain's fault. They worked hard with what little snow mother nature sent their way.
Eventually, years like this one will be normal with climate change and the marginal elevation of the hill. People who know more than me think we will likely still enjoy a few more good years before climate change finishes the hill off.
Hopefully, next year returns to normal as I don't know how many more pathetic seasons this hill can handle before they go belly-up.
March 22, 2015
Duncan Tomlison from Canada
This is the third season in the past 10 years that Mount Washington has been unable to open or close because of lack of snow. Long range forecasts suggest this will be the new norm. It proves how misleading the claim that the hill has the most annual snowfall of any hill in North America is. I used to buy 6 pak tickets for my family but Mt Washington's snow fall record and their refusal to refund or credit me when seasons are ridiculously short has persuaded me from doing this again. I would never buy a seasons pass given their snowfall record and greedy refund policies.