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.
Weekends only 9:30 am 3:30 pm
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!
Two t-bars and a beginner's handle tow
Shhhhh! Its 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.