Mount Washington ski season ends on a high note


WATCH: The only slush on the final day at Mount Washington was reserved for the Slush Cup, it’s one of two annual closing weekend events on the mountain. Dean Stoltz reports. 

It was an epic day Sunday to end an epic season at Mount Washington after a major storm hit the mountain Saturday.

“In the last two days we got about 45 centimetres of snow and it’s been epic, I mean totally, just the best ski season ever,” said Rodney Harper from Victoria.

The season started a week late in December because there wasn’t enough snow, but since then 1000 centimetres has fallen, which would be the envy of any resort in Canada, but is just average for Mount Washington.

“It’s pretty average for us, but because of the real cold weather, we didn’t get the big accumulations like we normally can,” said Resort Spokesperson Tim Defert.

“But a lot of blue sky days, we had more sunny days this year than I think we’ve had in a long time and it turned into amazing spring skiing.”

Two annual closing weekend events were also big hits, the Slush Cup and the Dummy Downhill.

“They’re very traditional events that our regular customers love to come up and see,” said Defert.

The end of ski season already has many people looking to the summer that will see the completion of a new zip line.

“The zip line is going to be the biggest zipline on Vancouver Island by far,” said Defert. “It’s about 2.5k kimoetres long, twin lines starting at the very top and it’s going to zip over to the boomerang then all the way down and end up landing on our rental building which we’re pretty sure no one has ever done.”

Officials say it will open in stages this summer with final completion in August.

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