Mt Washington Alpine Resort

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1 Strathcona Parkway, Mount Washington, Canada

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NickelP NickelP
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X Country Skiing - Blue Trails (Paradise Meadows/Jack Rabbit/Far East) Feb 03, 2017
Most people think of downhill skiing and snowboarding when they think of Mt Washington but there are also X Country and Snowshoe trails in the park. Considering the last time I went X country skiing was 1992, I figured it was about time I tried it again so when a friend posted on Facebook looking for someone to go with her I jumped right in. (We went Jan 7/17)

The trail pass is $22 for the day and if you require ski rentals (classic or skate) it's $24 for the day. Passes/rentals after 3pm for evening skiing are half price. You can save a couple bucks by booking online.

The ski trails are rated green (easiest), blue (medium) and black (most difficult). As it had been awhile and my downhill skills are pretty iffy we decided to stick to the blue trails.

Skis on, trail maps in hand, away we went. We took the Pond trail out to the Paradise Meadow to Jack Rabbit Link, around the Far East trail and back (a little over 10km). The trails were very well groomed and signage was excellent. With my iffy downhill skills there was only 1 part on the Far East trail where I decided for safety sake to walk down as it was a little steeper and curvier and a drop off on the one side and rock face/trees on the other.

The views as you ski are amazing and as it was our first time it made for a slower trip as we were constantly stopping to enjoy and take photos. I had a great time and only fell once, and surprisingly it was when I was walking and not on my skis. :)

I will hopefully be getting back up more often to get my ski legs back and try out some other trails.
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NickelP says:
Thanks Malena! It's all a matter of location here. On the island that is our only location for groomed trails. If you have back country/touring cross country skis that work in powder, there are places you can go that are free. On the mainland, it pretty much runs between free and up to $25 for groomed trails depending on if it's a provincial/national park or a ski resort and what you are close too.
Posted on: Mar 18, 2017
MalenaN says:
What a beautiful day and views as well! I think $22 for a cross country skiing pass is quite a lot too. Here in Swedn it is more like USD 6 per day.
Posted on: Mar 18, 2017
NickelP says:
Where I live on the island it's the only place that has groomed trails. Once on the mainland you can find various places that have groomed trails ranging from free to between $20-$30 a day.
Posted on: Feb 17, 2017
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silvia180 silvia180
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Cheaper accomodation May 21, 2011
If you want to save some $$$ on accommodation, you can stay in the town called Cumberland. It is 10 mins for the base of the mountain. for $20-25 you can stay at the Riding fool hostel. during the winter months its usually only skiers and snowboarders that stay there. as well as people who work on the mountain. It is clean, there is a kitchen, wood stove and pool table.

I usually stay there 1-2 times a year. In the summer there is good mountain biking.
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row-zzzzz row-zzzzz
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Mount Washington Alpine Resort Jan 27, 2008
The anticipation of skiing on an actual mountain and not just a hill from Ontario excited me but at the same time made me nervous. I was wondering if the bunny hills at Mount Washington would be more like black diamond hills in Ontario.

Well we arrived and yeah, my hunch was right on. The hills there including the 'bunnyhill' didn't seem like no gentle bunnyhill. But I couldn't let my feelings show to my sister for this was her first time trying out skies and I knew she depended on my confidence to give her the immediate courage to take to the hills.

Staff there did give us all the rental ski equipment needed and happily changed the ski boots if they were to small ... it was now off to the hills!

My sister used me as a support and once again I fell down not anticipating this ... we laughed in the 'fall' we took ... I guess we felt a sister bond on the hills ... I was impressed she did very well only falling 7 times for the whole day ...

My nephew wanted me on the Yellow Diamond hills at night ... so we started off on the easy hill then graduated to the yellow hill ... he felt he could do and I was again nervous but hid it from him ... then realized he needed me to guide him down the hill ... when earlier he gave me the impression he was a professional ... not saying anything I brought US down slowly and he now can proudly say he has skied on yellow diamond hills ... for that I am happy ... Practice will allow him and I to increase our speed down these steep hills, including the bunnyhills, of Mount Washington Ski Resort ...

Here's some photos we took of sunset on the hill etc ... enjoy the hills and go to Mount Washington, I am!!!
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rgriffs says:
Skiing is so much fun! Glad you had fun too.
Posted on: Aug 12, 2008
row-zzzzz says:
Thanks Eric for the smile ... I sure did have fun ... but not sure if the Canadian Olympic team would select me to represent the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver LOL ...
Posted on: Aug 12, 2008
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