Vancouver Island has had a great ski season this year. It's been a saving grace for many to get out of the house, all while ensuring they are following COVID safety measures. As islanders, we feel truly lucky to have two ski hills and endless beautiful backcountry to explore.
Popular spots include Mount Washington with its expansive Nordic Trail system and Multi Use Alpine Terrain, for all levels and abilities. Located in the Comox Valley, it is easily accessible and has attracted many residents to move to the valley. Getting up the mountain on a good snow day, no matter the day of the week, is a lifestyle choice for some residents. It's not uncommon for small businesses to close-up shop in exchange for a superb day on the hill.
Further North, one will stumble upon Mount Cain and its indescribable charm. Cain attracts the adventuresome type with it's bare bones simplicity and remote location. Second to its epic powder, it leaves one with a feeling of genuine connection. In today's world it is sometimes hard to find these rare moments of connection and Cain delivers with simplicity.
Whether it's downhill or snowshoeing, Après ski has become fully part of the alpine experience. Now, more than ever, it's a cherished time when families and friends can gather together to tell stories of their epic day on the slopes, all while surrounded by good music, good company and good food.
Photo Credit: Jenn Dystra Photography
Words: Cayleigh Rees