Mount Washington, Canada

Science Friction Camps

The Venue

Ever wanted to ski an island in the Pacific? Perched a mile above the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, Mount Washington Alpine Resort sandwiches itself between the waters of the Salish Sea and the mountains of Strathcona Provincial Park. This true alpine to ocean country is one of the few places you can ski or ride in the mountains all day and then watch the sunset from the beach in the evening!

Home to 1700+ acres of in bounds terrain from steep glades to cruisy corduroy, Mount Washington has enough variety to keep every skier entertained. You won’t find any five star luxury hotels or fur coat clad tourists here… Instead there are untracked runs, lineless lifts, friendly locals and huge annual snowfalls… Did we mention Mount Washington often lays claim to the deepest snowpack in Canada! And when the snow finally does stop falling and the skies clear, you'll be rewarded with spectacular coastal views unlike any other. This unique coast mountain experience is one of Canada's best kept secrets!

The Package

  • 4 Days Coaching
  • Video Analysis Session
  • Apres Ski Session Munchies
  • Science Friction T-Shirt
  • Technical enlightenment
  • (5 night Accommodation & lift packages also available)

​Calling all intermediate to expert level skiers!

Do you want to go faster… go slower… go left more…. go right more? Maybe you want to carve up the groomers with sweeping arcs or make your turns shorter and snappy. Perhaps you want to shred powder, bumps, trees or steeps?

On Section 8’s Science Friction camps you determine the objective… and like mad scientists in a snowy laboratory we’ll help you discover your inner ski geek.

Video analysis sessions will help you differentiate your perceptions from reality as our top certified coaches perform a double blind placebo controlled study on your skiing. Whatever the terrain or conditions, through guided experimentation you’ll discover how to best adapt your technique and tactics to the situation at hand. Don’t worry, it won’t be all talk. There will be plenty of time for guided mileage and pushing your boundaries.

7 week CSIA level 3 ski instructor training boot camp
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Getting To Mount Washington

Many major airlines have direct flights from all over the world into Vancouver, British Columbia. From the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) there are several flights a daily to the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) aboard Air Canada, Pacific Coastal Airlines and Central Mountain AirWestJet Airlines also has direct flights from Calgary, Edmonton and other major Canadian cities. 

Ambassador Shuttle offers transportation services from Comox Airport direct to Mount Washington Resort. Driving time is about 35 to 40 minutes.

Alternatively you can hop on BC Ferries regular service between Vancouver and Nanaimo, which is 90 minutes south of the Comox Valley.