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Mount Washington strikes deal for free skiing for passholders at Whistler Blackcomb

If Mother Nature won’t cooperate, Mount Washington has no intention of letting its season passholders wait any longer to get on the snow.

In an unprecedented move, the mountain has secured a deal to provide free – that’s not a typo – free skiing and snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb from Jan. 6-31 for Mount Washington season passholders. This deal is available to all Gold, Alpine, Midweek and Student passholders. If the snow drought ends and Mount Washington gets enough snow to open in January, the Whistler Blackcomb deal will end with a three-day grace period.

“We appreciate that Whistler Blackcomb has been receptive to making this type of arrangement, it’s not often you see this level of cooperation from two ski resorts,” says Don Sharpe, Director of Business Operations and Marketing at Mount Washington. “We were determined to find a way to get our passholders on the snow and we hope they can take advantage of this tremendous opportunity we’ve negotiated on their behalf.”

Free skiing and boarding is good news in times of need, and these are definitely times of need for Vancouver Island’s skiers and boarders.

A 50-year precipitation low since early November has delayed the start of Mount Washington’s winter by a month and left their loyal season passholders literally snow-starved.

Whistler Blackcomb currently offers the most skiing and snowboarding in North America. With a base of 115 cm, over 7,000 acres of terrain and top to bottom skiing, Mount Washington’s passholders will be able to get their fix of snow sliding while they wait for the snow to pile up at their home mountain.

“The deal with Whistler Blackcomb goes to the end of January unless we can open up before then,” adds Sharpe. “Obviously, we’re hoping the weather changes quickly and the sooner we can open up the better.”

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