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.

Mount Cain Alpine Park - Overview

The Mountains

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!

Average Season Snowfall
456 in
Average Temperature (Celsius)
Top Elevation
5,800 ft
Vertical Rise
1,499 ft
Base Elevation (Ft)
4,301 ft
Total Runs
Beginner Runs
Intermediate Runs
Advanced/Expert Runs
Number of Lifts
Lift Details

Two t-bars and a beginner's handle tow

About the Resort

Hours of Operation

Weekends only 9:30 am – 3:30 pm


Mount Cain Alpine Park
PO BOX 1225
Port McNeill, BC
V0P 1R0

December through March
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
Lessons/Ski School
On-Hill Village
On-Hill Food Options
On-Hill Accommodations

Mount Cain Alpine Park Trail Map

This map is fully interactive, explore the resort and its surrounding area by clicking on elements in the map.

Map courtesy of

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.


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.


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