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It’s time to pull your skis out of the attic!

Mount Washington is opening its ski resort this Friday and you’re invited to hit the hills.

With the natural snow depth now at 45 centimetres and an expected four feet of snowfall into Friday evening, folks at the resort are excited to start the season in full swing. 

“We’re eager to get the resort open for another winter season and the snow forecast looks promising to add more terrain soon,” said general manager Dean Prentice.

Tomorrow, the resort’s easy acres zone featuring all five carpets will be in operation from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to kick off the season. 

The tube park will also be open for those that want to enjoy snow sliding fun.

If there is enough snowfall heading into the weekend, the Whiskey Jack chair will launch on Saturday. 

“Operating our carpets allows beginners to get out on the snow and the Nordic Centre trails are a great way to enjoy the mountains. We aim to open terrain off the Whiskey Jack chair as soon as possible and appreciate everyone’s patience,” said Prentice in a press release.

Nordic Trail Passes and early season Alpine Tickets will be sold at the resort ticket windows.

Starting December 12th to 16th, beginner ski, snowboard, and classic cross-country ski programs will be offered for free to beginners. 

Participants must be at least 13 years old and register in advance to receive a complimentary first-time lesson, rental package, and lift ticket.

New and returning guests are encouraged to visit the resort’s website for up-to-date information on terrain status, weather conditions, snow reports and events.


Mount Washington Alpine Resort (Opening Weekend)

  • Where: Mount Washington Alpine Resort, 1 Strathcona Parkway
  • When: Friday, December 9th until Sunday, December 11th, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

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