Vancouver Island is abundant in various mountain ranges including the world famous Mount Washington Alpine Resort. I have always had a real passion for outdoor recreation with snowboarding at the top of my list. In about one hour from Qualicum Beach you can be at the top of Mount Washington ready to enjoy a variety of winter activities. Mount Washington offers skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and tubing along with various restaurants, facilities and accommodations. I’ve always felt the advantage of living in Qualicum Beach in specific is that it is central to not only Mount Washington but a variety of world class natural amenities that I frequently like to enjoy. Stay tuned for more updates on these various amenities and if you are thinking of heading up the mountain don’t forget to have a look at the current snow report (www.mountwashington.ca). Have fun.