Mount Cain Alpine Park

 

Mount Cain Alpine Park

Mount Cain Alpine Park is home to the Mount Cain Ski Area in northern Vancouver Island just southeast of Woss, British Columbia, Canada. Mount Cain Ski Area only operates in the winter, on weekends and some holidays.

Details
Activities
Skiing
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
Season
December through March
Hours of Operation

Weekends only 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Average Temperature (Celcius)
-2
Average Season Snowfall (Inches)
456
Rentals?
Yes
Lessons/Ski School?
Yes
On-Hill Food Options?
Yes
On-Hill Accommodations?
Yes
Stats
Total Runs
21
Beginner Runs (%)
25
Intermediate Runs (%)
45
Advanced/Expert (%)
35
Terrain Description

They are only open three days a week (weekends and select Mondays) which permits the powder to accumulate all week. Mt. Cain has few line-ups and the welcoming atmosphere of a family oriented mountain.

Mount Cain has the highest base elevation of any coastal ski hill in BC, Alaska and Washington State. Their peak elevation is second only to Whistler.

Mt. Cain is located near Schoen Lake Provincial Park and is run by the non-profit Mount Cain Alpine Park Society, Vancouver Island's only community owned and operated ski hill!

Number of Lifts
2
Lift Details

Two t-bars and a beginner's handle tow

Base Elevation
4,301
Top Elevation (Ft)
5,800
Vertical Rise (Ft)
1,499
Location
Email
info@mountcain.com
Community
Port McNeill
Woss
Province
British Columbia

Getting There

Shhhhh! It’s a secret.  When you want to get away from it all and explore some of the most challenging and exciting terrain available, head to the best kept secret stash of snow on Vancouver Island. Mount Cain is only open on weekends so you have fresh tracks on Saturday – no matter when it snowed over the week.

Driving

Mount Cain is located on the northern portion of Vancouver Island, about 75 km NW of Sayward (roughly half-way between Campbell River and Port McNeill). Mount Cain is easily accessed from Highway 19 and is located 8 km south of the Woss turnoff. It's a 16 kilometer drive on a gravel road from the Highway 19 turnoff to the lodge. The road is regularly maintained by the mountain's maintenance department. From Nanaimo its about 2.5 hours to the Mount Cain turnoff. By the way, chains are mandatory on the last part of your journey.

Shuttles

They do offer a shuttle system but its hours are sporadic - best to check in with the resort to confirm exact details.