Mount Cain Alpine Park Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The resort is in the town of Port McNeill, BC. We recently ranked all of British Columbia's ski resorts, so you can see where Mount Cain Alpine Park stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Mount Cain Alpine Park is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Mount Cain Alpine Park Ski Resort.
Mount Cain Alpine Park Lodging:
Mount Cain Alpine Park Ski Resort Terrain Overview
Mount Cain Alpine Park has a total of 21 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 500 acres, Mount Cain Alpine Park Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 202 hectares, 1 square miles, or 2 square kilometers.
Mount Cain Alpine Park Ski Resort Elevation
Mount Cain Alpine Park Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 5,282 feet, or 1,610 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,904 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,378 feet (420 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Mount Cain Alpine Park's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Mount Cain Alpine Park Ski Resort Difficulty Level
48.1out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level
Mount Cain Alpine Park has 500 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Mount Cain Alpine Park is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Mount Cain Alpine Park Ski Resort good for beginners?
Mount Cain Alpine Park can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Mount Cain Alpine Park Ski Resort Location
Mount Cain Alpine Park Ski Resort is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Port McNeill, BC.
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Getting to Mount Cain Alpine Park Ski Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mount Cain Alpine Park Ski Resort), its coordinates of 50.21900, -126.35400 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Port McNeill, BC to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Mount Cain Alpine Park Ski Resort.
|Vancouver International Airport||YVR||Vancouver, BC||255 km|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mount Cain Alpine Park.
|Campbell River Airport||YBL||Campbell River, BC||83 km|
|Port Hardy Airport||YZT||Port Hardy, BC||88 km|
|Comox Valley Airport / CFB Comox||YQQ||Comox, BC||119 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mount Cain Alpine Park Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mount Cain Alpine Park Ski Resort.
|Mount Washington||Comox-Strathcoma, BC||5,216 ft||52%||92 km|
Mount Cain Alpine Park Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||5,282 ft|
|Base Elevation||3,904 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,378 ft|
(20% Beginner, 45% Intermediate, 35% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|