The Ski Resort
Mount Cain is an organization run by a volunteer board that strives to offer affordable winter sports fun for winter sports enthusiasts. It is a family run, non-profit organization. The ski hill is located on the north end of Vancouver Island and besides regular downhill skiing it offers great back country skiing, snow shoeing and occasionally pond hockey. Twenty two runs of various ability levels, some groomed and some left to provide ultimate powder fun! Since Mount Cain is only open 2-3 days a week, which leaves 4 days for wonderful fresh snow to accumulate! Of any coastal mountain in the region it has the second highest elevation after Whistler. The terrain is exciting and diverse. After skiing there is a cozy, wood stove heated day lodge that is a lot of fun!
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 1499 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Canada is 1148 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 5801 ft.
- Season starts on Dec 6 and ends on Apr 6 (121 days). Average season duration in Canada is 155 days.
- During the season (from Dec 6 till Apr 6) the average snow depth at Mt Cain is 62 ". Snow coverage is usually best during November, offering an average snow depth of 0 " at summit elevation and 0 " at the base.
On Mountain Dining
The Cain Cafe offer home made meals and locally brewed beer.