News

2017 AGM

Oct 1st, 2017

Dear MWSPA Members This is the official announcement for the AGM, whi...

2016 AGM

Oct 3rd, 2016

Greetings, fellow patrollersYou are all invited to attend our upcoming...

$2 million in improvements for Mount Washington

Sep 21st, 2016

http://www.timescolonist.com/business/more-than-2-million-in-improveme...

PQAW - Nov 5-6

Aug 9th, 2016

Hello Fellow MWSPA Team Members,   Since the clock is ticking &...

Season Opening Dec 11

Dec 6th, 2015

The official notice should come in a day or two but the conditions are...

Nov 7 2015 MWSPA Chute Shorts Film Festival - Paradise Waits

Nov 2nd, 2015

Full Details Mt Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol Association is hostin...

Chute Shorts Film Festival

Sep 28th, 2015

2015 Chute Shorts Film Festival   Our 1st annual film festiv...

MWSPA Annual Training Weekend Oct 24 - 25

Jul 18th, 2015

Mark your calendars now to block out Oct 24 and 25 for Mount Washingto...

Chute Shorts Crowdfunding Campaign

Mar 16th, 2015

Chute Shorts Film Festival Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign No matter...

Mark Salesse Funeral

Feb 19th, 2015

I expect that you have read the news about Mark Salesse's tragic death...

Patrol Award Winners

Jan 23rd, 2015

2013-2014 SEASON PATROL AWARD WINNERS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR - JESS CAVAN...

1st Year Snow Camps

Dec 22nd, 2014

Now that the mountain is open, the 1st year snow camps are scheduled f...

MWAR Open Dec 20

Dec 22nd, 2014

Mt Washington Alpine Resort started with a limited opening on December...

Movie Fundraisers

Nov 16th, 2014

Ski Patrol Movie fundraisers Nov 23 matinee in Victoria (2pm @ Vic ...

Training Weekend Success

Nov 9th, 2014

The annual training weekend was a successful and snowy weekend. 78 pat...

End of Season Notes and Things to Keep in Mind for next Season

May 5th, 2014

  It was quite the unusual season at Mt Washington Alpine resort...

Season Over

Apr 22nd, 2014

It's been an unusual but fun season. Enjoy the summer and fall and we'...

AST 1 Course by IAG

Mar 19th, 2014

AST1 course for Mt Washington Mar 29-30 http://www.islandalpineguides...

Junior Patrol Application for 2014/15

Mar 6th, 2014

Accepting Applications now! - More at:  http://mwskipatrol.com/p...

MWAR Winter 2.0

Feb 12th, 2014

Mt Washington Reopens Thursday, Feb 13 http://www.mountwashington.ca/...

Snow Camp, Finally

Jan 14th, 2014

The dates planned are: Jan 15th and 24th midweek. Jan 18 and 19 week...

Jan 12 Opening Day!

Jan 11th, 2014

Good News! Mt Washington Alpine Resort will have the downhill and Nord...

TimberWest Donation Advances Mt Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol Training

Nov 26th, 2013

  A record number of first year applicants and the rest of the v...

Snow Camp

Nov 1st, 2013

Update: The dates below have been cancelled and we expect to set ...

Into the Mind - Special Victoria Show

Oct 11th, 2013

A special showing of http://intothemindmovie.com/ by Sherp...

Comox Ski Swap Cancelled

Oct 8th, 2013

The Comox Valley Ski Swap will not be held this year. Comox Valley Sea...

Winter Caretaker needed for 2013-2014 Season

Sep 30th, 2013

We are accepting applications from interested candidates&nbs...

2013 Annual General Meeting

Sep 29th, 2013

Dear Patrol Member,we are pleased to invite you to come to t...

TimberWest Donation

Sep 17th, 2013

The Mt Washington Ski Patrol Association is pleased to receive a $1000...

2013 Training Weekend

Aug 11th, 2013

  2013 Annual Training Weekend and AGM Oct 26th and Oct 27th ...

Annual General Meeting

May 3rd, 2013

Dear Patrol Member,we are pleased to invite you to come to ...

OEC Challenge

Apr 6th, 2013

Dear Patrol Member, Andy Brown, our new Instructer Trainer for the ...

Last Day of the Season

Apr 3rd, 2013

CHANGE IN OPERATING DATES Due to the current w...

PQB News story about Junior Patroller Program

Mar 23rd, 2013

A recent PQB News story about the junior patroller program: http://...

Avalanche Skills Training One Course at MWAR

Feb 17th, 2013

http://www.islandalpineguides.com/trips/31   AST1 Mt. Washi...

Junior Patroller Program now accepting applications

Jan 30th, 2013

Vancouver Island School Ski Patrol Program (VISSPP) is a joint project...

100 tips from Ski Patrollers

Jan 14th, 2013

http://www.skinet.com/skiing/photo-gallery/patrollers-100 Example - #...

Ski Patrol Rescues Sheep

Jan 10th, 2013

VALLEY COUNTY -- The Tamarack Ski Patrol was called out this week to r...

Powder to the Patrol

Jan 5th, 2013

Great story about Nigel - the MWAR instructor who provides our members...

Samaritans of the Snow

Dec 22nd, 2012

An interesting history of the National Ski Patrol in a very rare book ...

Volunteer and Staff Ski Patrol Meet and Greet

Dec 20th, 2012

Come on out to the Volunteer and Staff Ski Patrol Meet and Greet Sat...

1st Years completing training

Dec 17th, 2012

The last two weekends have been busy and productive with the mountain ...

Unprepared in the backcountry

Nov 29th, 2012

With early season conditions still in effect, Whistler Blackcomb ski p...

Surviving an Avalanche

Nov 20th, 2012

What started as a glorious powder day ended in a desperate fight for s...

Early opening day - Nov 30

Nov 19th, 2012

MWAR announced this afternoon that Opening Day is November 30. Start s...

MWAR issues first snow report of the season

Nov 16th, 2012

We just received our first significant dump of the season and the fore...

New MWAR commercial features Carli

Nov 10th, 2012

MWAR Christmas commercial   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQpd...

Successful Training Weekend

Oct 29th, 2012

125 members, including 42 1st year trainees attended our annual traini...

What you need to know for Training Weekend

Oct 22nd, 2012

Attention All Patrollers         A Pre-Training...

Training Weekend

Oct 2nd, 2012

It's October and that means that training weekend is fast approaching....

Training Weekend CPR-C Classes

Oct 2nd, 2012

Mary MacLean is kindly offering her services for CPR-C recertification...

Bill Moore Memorial and Funeral Service

Aug 2nd, 2012

Dear Patrol Member,Our avid and cherished Patrol Member Bill Moore die...

Volunteers Needed for Bearclaw Invitational Mountain Biking Event

Jul 18th, 2012

Volunteers Needed... Bearclaw Mountain Biking Event August 3rd and 4t...

Ski Patrol Summer Campout

Jun 9th, 2012

       Patrol Summer Campout  Aug 10,11,12t...

Winter Caretaker needed for 2012-2013 Season

May 21st, 2012

We are accepting application of interested candidates...

Women, Teens Take Longer to Recover From Concussions

May 12th, 2012

  Sports-related head trauma is common in amateur and youth spor...

The Canadian National Snowboard Team at MWAR

Apr 8th, 2012

The Canadian National Snowboard Team is training at Mount Washington t...

Tree Well Safety

Mar 22nd, 2012

With the latest round of storms, the tree wells are getting steep and ...

Rick Mercer Reports on the Ski Patrol

Jan 22nd, 2012

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Shows/The_Rick_Mercer_Report/1233563683/ID=2...

Help Support Vancouver Island Avalanche Bulletin

Jan 20th, 2012

MWSPA is a supporting organization for the Vancouver Island Avalanche ...

Avalance Awareness Video

Jan 17th, 2012

Starring Mt Washington Ski Patroller Bill Phipps! http://www.youtube....

Years of Service Party

Jan 12th, 2012

The Mount Washington Area Resort has invited all Volunteers with 5 or ...

Caretaker Change

Jan 11th, 2012

Brandon has been removed as the MWSPA chalet caretaker . Ivan ( summer...

MWSPA continuing as a sponsor of VIACS

Jan 11th, 2012

We're sponsoring the Vancouver Island Avalanche Bulletin again this ye...

Who's Got Mail

Jan 4th, 2012

If you do not yet have a lock on your mailbox , you will not receive a...

Deborah Miller and Derek Tolmie finish training

Jan 3rd, 2012

Congratulations go to Deborah Miller and Derek Tolmie for completing t...

Avoid Machine Shop

Jan 1st, 2012

MWAR Operations has asked us to avoid traveling through the machine sh...

Outback Opens Jan 1st

Dec 31st, 2011

The paid patrol was out on Friday doing avalanche control for the firs...

FAR Forms

Dec 27th, 2011

A brief reminder from Sandra in FAR. Please use your Patroller Numbe...

Sunday Ski Lessons

Dec 24th, 2011

A reminder - we have set up ski and snowboard lessons every Sunday at ...

Ring in 2012 at the Chalet

Dec 23rd, 2011

All Volunteers and their family/friends are all invited to the potluck...

Early Christmas Present

Dec 21st, 2011

Tim Baker was up the mountain training rookies today. Here's the story...

Outback Patrol Training

Dec 20th, 2011

With winter officially here, the Director of Ski Patrol, Jesse Perciva...

Holiday FAR Attendants Needed

Dec 19th, 2011

Sandra McLaughlin is requesting people to sign up to be a FAR Attendan...

Avalanche Beacons for sale

Dec 18th, 2011

Two used beacons for sale : one Tracker DTS @ $ 200 and one Pulse Barr...

Mail box locks

Dec 17th, 2011

A reminder that if you wish to receive any manager cedits earned, you ...

Tony and Sterling - Motivated 1st Year Patrollers

Dec 17th, 2011

Congratulations go out to Tony Botica and Sterling Keys - the first tw...

Bump Duty

Dec 15th, 2011

A brief reminder - volunteer patrollers should fill up the bump duty r...

MWAR Meet and Greet - Wed December 14th

Dec 10th, 2011

George Trousdell and Peter Gibson are extending an invitation to all M...

Scheduling Duty Days

Dec 8th, 2011

For those of you who missed the presentation at training weekend, sche...

Nova Scotia introduces ski-helmet law

Dec 7th, 2011

  The Nova Scotia government introduced new legislation on Tuesd...

Morning Meetings at Eagle Bump

Dec 5th, 2011

By request of the Patrol Director and as reminder - the morning meetin...

Personalized Decal for Equipment

Dec 4th, 2011

Engrave It is offering a weather proof personalized decal to stick on ...

Opening Day Dec 2nd

Dec 2nd, 2011

A beautiful sunny day greeted skiers who took advantage of the early o...

Radio Call Signs

Dec 1st, 2011

  We are going back to the old system of radio call signs this y...

Mailboxes for Manager Credits

Nov 30th, 2011

Please advise Paul pvroom@shaw.ca if you have the name of someone...

Family Season Passes only after 2pm

Nov 29th, 2011

Due to the expected long lines for season passes and photos,...

Rookie Snow Camps

Nov 28th, 2011

First Year Patrollers - If you have not already done so, please make...

Lift Evacuation Training

Nov 27th, 2011

A day that started off cold and snowy turned into a wet, windy and col...

Opening Day December 2!

Nov 22nd, 2011

The latest storm and the upcoming storms have convinced Mt Washinton A...

Early Season Avalanche Dangers

Nov 17th, 2011

Pro skier's death highlights avalanche danger Professional skier Jami...

Operation Red Nose is looking for volunteers

Nov 16th, 2011

Operation Red Nose is looking for volunteers to help provide safe ri...

Snow-forecast.com

Nov 16th, 2011

Its snowing up on the mountain with a strong storm blowing through tod...

Nov 26 Training Day

Nov 14th, 2011

Remember to schedule yourself to attend the November 26th co-trai...

New Website Now Public

Nov 9th, 2011

As you can see, the new website is now public. The new MWSPA website w...

Ski Swap - Nov 6

Nov 5th, 2011

It is not too late to commit to a few hours of volunteer service at th...

Opening Day - Dec 9

Nov 2nd, 2011

The scheduled opening day of the season for Mt Washington Alpine Resor...

First Major Snow Storm

Nov 2nd, 2011

A significant low pressure system moving across Vancouver Island today...

New Website

Nov 2nd, 2011

Our new website was revealed and launched at the end of the training w...

Successful Training Weekend

Nov 2nd, 2011

The Mt Washington Alpine Lodge was the site of another successful...