Mt. Washington Ski Resort, located in the Comox Valley of Vancouver Island, is hosting Olympic teams from an estimated 26 countries, all in training for the upcoming Vancouver Olympics and Paralympic Games. Teams from China, the U.S.A., Sweden, Germany, France and our own Canada are just a few of those you may see on the slopes now and into March. Conditions are ideal and similar to Whistler, with Mt.Washington boasting a snow base of over 340 cm. Courtenay and nearby Campbell River B&Bs offer great accommodation for those wanting to see the athletes train or perhaps share a lift with an Olympian. It’s only a 30-40 minutes drive from the Comox Valley to the ski slopes. Imagine an exciting day on Mt. Washington, a great dinner by the sea, an evening’s entertainment and then a perfect sleep in an “Oh so comfortable” BC Innkeepers B&B. In the morning enjoy a relaxed breakfast and you’ll be ready for another day’s adventures.