Perfect for beginner or advanced skiers, Mt Washington is just 3 hours from Victoria. Your guide will help you get set up with your rental equipment and lesson (optional), then you'll have the afternoon and evening to ski or board at this amazing mountain resort! Finish the day with the unique experience of "night skiing", then join your guide and friends for an apres-ski party, or just soak your tired muscles in the hotel's hot tub and pool. This tour also includes sightseeing stops at Chemainus and Coombs, and offers rental clothing and lessons for those that need them (extra cost).
- Inclusive ski weekend for a great low price
- Ski or snowboard at Vancouver Island's #1 mountain resort
- Cheap lessons available for first time skiers or boarders
- Apres-ski party with you new friends Saturday night!
Duration: 2 Days, 1 Night
Meeting/Pickup Location: Douglas at Broughton Streets in downtown Victoria
- Ski or snowboard lift pass
- Ski or snowboard rental equipment, including boots and poles
- Round-trip transportation
- Hotel accommodation in Courtney with hot tub and pool
- After-ski Pub Night (age 19+)
- Sightseeing stops at Chemainus Village and Coombs Market or Woodgrove Mall (when Coombs is closed)
- Awesome guide and prizes
- Beginner ski or snowboard lesson (add $20)
- Clothing rentals
The mountain is VERY cold. Temperatures are typically zero degrees or colder! It is your responsibility to bring appropriate clothing. If you do not have it, you need to borrow, rent or buy it BEFORE the trip. We offer rental clothing on a first come, first served basis – please pre-book before the tour.
Here is a list of recommended clothing:
-Waterproof or water resistant pants and jacket (Available to rent)
-Warm sweater or two
-Leggings or athletic pants to wear under your snow pants
-2 or 3 pairs of warm socks
-Waterproof mittens or gloves (Available to rent)
-Winter hat and scarf
-Extra clothes in case yours get wet
-Goggles (Available to rent)
-Loonie ($1 coin) for lockers at the mountain
-Swim suit (if you want to use the hotel pool)
It’s a good idea to bring a small bag for your ski clothes, so you can keep the rest of your belongings on the bus and only take what you need.
*Advanced skiers please note: A limited number of intermediate/advanced runs will be open during this time.
Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen (weather) conditions.
SATURDAY- Victoria to Mt Washington
8:30am – Meet at Douglas and Broughton in front of St. Andrew’s church. Depart downtown
8:50am –Pick up at RRU (when pre-booked, Dec 19th departure only)
10:15am – Arrive at Chemainus. Free time for exploring and taking pictures with the famous murals
10:45– Depart Chemainus
1:15pm – Arrive at Mount Washington. Free time for lunch, souvenir shopping, playing in the snow
2:00pm – Meet your guide and go through rentals as a group. If you are taking a lesson: you must be ready with all your equipment on before 3pm. If you aren’t taking a lesson, your pass with become active at 3:30pm
3:00-9:00pm – Time to ski! Take a break anytime for a snack or dinner.
9:15pm – Depart the mountain and head to the hotel
9:45pm – Check into the hotel. Free time for pool/hot tub (open until 11pm)
10:30pm – After-ski pub night party (ages 19+)
Sunday - Courtenay to Victoria
9:15am – Wake up call. Option to buy your own breakfast at hotel or nearby cafe
10:30am – Depart hotel
11:45 – Arrive at Coombs Country Market. Time for lunch, shopping and taking pictures 1:15pm – Depart Coombs Market. (If Coombs is closed we will make an alternate stop)
3:15pm – Arrive Victoria