Mount Cain Ski Area is Vancouver Island North’s downhill riding destination. A local treasure for skiers and boarders, glitz-free riding at Mount Cain is all about the powder. This casual ski resort is virtually free of line-ups and crowds, and steeped in Vancouver Island’s best powder. Open weekends, select Mondays and holidays only, untouched powder accumulates all week long. The mountain operates as a community-run ski operation with a unique warm and welcoming culture thanks to the enthusiastic local volunteers and staff. Condition permitting Mount Cain operates from mid-December to early April.
There are several on hill accommodation choices available during the season - hostel style accommodations above the main lodge, 2 cabins, and the Kapitany Lodge, a ski-in/ski-out hostel-style building right beside the run. These accommodations book very early, so book early to ensure you get the date you want.
Mount Cain is located about 75 km south of Port McNeill. Turn onto the access road, just south of Woss – Schoen Lake Provincial Park shares the same turn-off. Follow the 16 km gravel road to the ski area. Carrying chains is mandatory - Make sure you have: chains that fit, chains that you know how to use, chains that you intend to use! On any day when the ski hill is in operation uphill traffic is permitted until 1PM, downhhill traffic is permitted from 1PM until 6PM. The Mount Cain connector runs December to March transporting skiers and riders from Port Hardy and Port McNeill to Woss, and connecting with the Mount Cain Shuttle Bus: http://bit.ly/1OCYaws
Located approximately 75 km south of Port McNeill
Turn off of Highway 19 at Mount Cain/Schoen Lake intersection (just south of Woss & the Hoomak Lake rest area), follow the signs and the Mount Cain Road