Living on Vancouver Island I have been to Mt. Washington many times. I am surprised to see its lower rating as a family friendly hill as it is a very family oriented place. It is however very limited in the apres ski. If you are looking to be entertained off the slopes or shop and like the Whistler type set up then this is not the place for you. If you want great snow (a metre and a half fell while we were up this week), excellent children's centre and instructors and a laid back friendly place to spend time with your family then you will love it. We bring all our food up and with kids we prefer the drive in places.