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Mount Washington hoping to open “as soon as possible”

COURTENAY, B.C. – Mount Washington needs three feet of snow.

The popular alpine resort in the Comox Valley said that due to weather constraints, they’ve been forced to delay the December 7th opening.

Spokesperson Sheila Rivers said they’re hoping to open sooner rather than later.

“We’re just waiting and seeing what kind of weather comes in,” she said.

“We’re seeing some really strong systems starting to form within our short-term forecast starting this weekend.”

Rivers explained that the resort needs about three feet of snow to open.

“That’s really just based on the quantity and quality of the snow, so we’re really looking to have that base-building snow to get open. We’re quite well known for our overnight storms, so it could happen as in as little as two snow storms…but it’s really (dependent) on the forecast,” she said.

“We will open as soon as we can, as soon as possible.”

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