Winter just arrived and already, Mount Washington has experienced the highs and lows of Mother Nature’s wrath. In November, the Mount Washington Alpine Resort opened its doors ahead of schedule, as La Nina delivered heaps of snow and below-normal temperatures. It was the kind of early season that skiers and snowboarders dream of; however, like most good things, the dream came to an end almost as quickly as it began.
“Since opening on December 2nd, we’ve had one of the sunniest, driest Decembers on record,” explains Resort spokesperson Brent Curtain. “That’s not what you would expect from a La Nina weather pattern. It’s been a great start for fairweather skiers and boarders but not the best for the powderhounds.”
Finally, after weeks of waiting and just in time for the Holiday season, it appears La Nina is rearing her head once again! According to snow-forecast.com, snow is expected to fall moderately beginning Friday afternoon with heavy accumulations expected through Sunday. “It looks like we may get another epic Christmas Eve like last season,” says Curtain.
Last year, Mount Washington received almost 5 feet of snow on Christmas Eve. While the snow in this year’s forecast isn’t expected to arrive in the same epic proportions, visitors are welcoming any new snow for the holiday season.
“The new snow will put a nice frosting on the trees and turn the Resort into a winter wonderland just in time for Christmas, thanks Santa!”
In addition to skiing and riding, guests can join in a host of Holiday celebrations being hosted by Mount Washington Alpine Resort. The festivities kick-off December 23rd, with Carols by Candlelight and continue all week long. Highlights include a Christmas Eve Services on December 24th, the Pepsi Torchlight Parade and Fireworks on December 26th and New Year’s Eve Celebrations on December 31.
For more information on the holiday events, check out the full event calendar at mountwashington.ca.