Vancouver Island, B.C.
If you’re looking for expansive, steep and deep terrain, replete with the Island’s trademark slower pace of life, then Washy is the answer.
With 1,700-plus acres of terrain, bountiful off-piste options, impressive snowfall and slopeside lodging, this remote coastal paradise makes for a perfect weekend, or weeklong getaway for the whole family.
The view from Washy’s peak, above the northern edge of the Straight is unmatched. And due to its nearly 505 metres of elevation, skiers can expect good conditions and clear, crisp temperatures into March, catching sun and powder turns above the clouds, even when it’s socked in at sea level.
While the whole mountain offers primo terrain, locals will tell you it’s all about the northern aspects, where conditions stay fluffier than the mountain’s warmer pitches.
In the summer, Mount Washington’s mountain biking is well-known to diehard locals, and is becoming a destination for pros looking to rip line outside the chaos of Whistler. Operating two bike lifts throughout the season, Washy really is a world-class summer destination, with some of the best terrain and views that are out of this world.