01/29/2014 20:06 EST | Updated 03/31/2014 05:59 EDT

Mount Washington resort closes because of lack of snow

Mount Washington, Vancouver Island's main ski resort, has closed for the season and won't reopen until more snow arrives.

The resort has only been open for a few weeks due to a lean snow pack.

Spokesman Brent Curtain says there is still optimism the resort will get enough snow to reopen before the ski season is over.

"What we're going to do is basically see if the snow comes," he said. "Hopefully, it does...We can definitely salvage the season at this point."

The Vancouver Island resort, located near Courtenay, closed at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon.