(Mount Washington Alpine Resort/Instagram)

Still thinking of something to do for dad this Father’s Day weekend?

Well, thanks to the colder than usual weather, Mount Washington announced it will open this weekend for a ‘Snowmer’ ski and soar event.

The resort will open Saturday and Sunday with the Whiskey Jack Chair operating from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, with access to limited terrain, coaster and the terrain park.

“So, you know how everyone is talking about the interesting island weather keeping us on our toes…We’re rolling with it,” the resort said.

“Get your toes back into those ski boots and feel the rush of sliding down snow one last time before bike and beach season is in full force.”

The four zipline adventure, called Eagle’s Flight ZipTour, will also be open for tours hourly—advance booking is available online.

Mount Washington is home to the longest zipline on Vancouver Island spanning a total length of 2,313 metres (7,589 ft) and descends over 415 metres (1,364 vertical ft), with riders reaching a speed of 100 kilometres per hour almost instantly when they step off the top platform.

Single-day lift tickets will be available for $29 for adults, $19 for youth/senior, $9 for children, and fathers will get to ski for free. Those with a season pass from the previous ski season (2021/22), and those who have passes for next season, will get free passes for the weekend-only event.

Mount Washington promised there will be something to keep your whole group entertained for a day in the mountains, no matter what activity you decide to get up to!

The resort said the Eagle View Patio will be open for those looking for drinks and food.

“After a few laps, sit back and soak up some sun in the fresh mountain air, play a few patio games, and enjoy music on the patio both days,” the resort said on its website.

If the mountain isn’t dad’s favourite thing to do, not to worry, we’ll be releasing a list of things to do with dad this Thursday!

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