Vancouver Island Skiing

Vancouver Island has the mildest winter climate in Canada. Here you can golf, sail, hike year-round, while others are strapping on their skis and snowboards. The mountain ranges on Vancouver Island creates some of the best skiing conditions in the world. Each year from early December to mid April, Vancouver Island ski slopes full fill the dreams of skiers and snowboarders. 

Mt. Arrowsmith

Season December to April
Located 15 km (9.3 miles) Port Alberni Highway #4. Day lodge.
Vertical Rise: 250 m (825 ft), Elevations: peak -1575 m (5166 ft), base -1212 m (3975 ft,) Runs 6, Lifts 1 double chair, 2 T-bars
Arrowsmith Ski Hill Ltd. Box 266, Port Alberni BC, V9Y 7M7
Phone: (250) 723-7899 Fax: (250) 723-1123

Mt. Cain Ski Resort

Season December to April
Located on Northern Vancouver Island, 2 hrs North of Campbell River, Highway 19, 16 km on gravel road. Nordic trails, day lodge.
Annual Snowfall: 400 cm (156 in), Vertical Rise: 460 m (1500 ft), Elevations: peak - 1200 m (3900 ft), base - 1650 m (5400 ft), Runs: 16, Lifts: 1 handle tow, 2 T-bars,
Mt Cain Alpine Park Society. Box 1225, Port McNeill BC, V0N 2R0
Snow Phone: (250) 949-7669

Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Season: November to April
Located 32 km (20 miles) northwest of Courtenay, 90 minutes from Nanaimo and 3 hours from Victoria. 36 km (22 miles) of cross country ski trails, snowboard facilities, a day lodge, variety of accommodations, rental shops, a ski-school, restaurants. Summer activities, mountain bike rentals, mountain hiking trail system, chair lift rides. Annual Snowfall: 800 cm (315 in), Vertical Rise: 480 m (1574 ft), Elevations: peak - 1589 m (5215 ft), base - 1175 m (3855 ft), Runs: 42, Lifts: high-speed quad, 2 triple chairs, 2 double chairs, 1 rope tow, 1 practice platter, Difficulty: 25% beginner, 40% intermediate, 35% advanced.
Mt. Washington Ski Resort. Box 3069, Courtenay BC, V9N 5N3
Phone: (250) 338-1386 Fax: (250) 338-7295 Snow Phone: (250) 287-1043 

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