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Skiing on Vancouver Island

Ever wish you were in on the secret stash before it became known? You know: a local at Fernie in the early 1990s or Whistler in 1980. Well you haven't missed out yet.

Vancouver Island is a little known skiing Shangri-La. The snow falls deep if not always light. The snow stability is often bomber and the terrain endless and little traveled.

For lift loving folk Mount Washington Alpine Resort offers something for everyone. For powder hounds, "Head north my friend," Mt. Cain is the little known destination of choice. And for those that like to make their own tracks the Island is yours to explore.
Just don't forget where you heard it first.

Strathcona Nordics
The Strathcona Nordics are Vancouver Island’s Cross Country Ski Club. Our activities are based at Mt Washington near Courtenay, B.C. We are a not for profit society dedicated to skier development and the promotion of the sport of cross country skiing for fun, fitness, recreation and health. We are also working to improve the infrastructure and facilities and for cross country skiers on Vancouver Island. Our long-term goal is to send skiers and officials from Vancouver Island to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.


Canadian Avalanche Association
Mt Washington SnowCam
Mt Washington Snow Cam


Island Avalanche Bulletin
If you have any information about conditions or activity in the back country or If you have observed avalanche activity or been involved in an avalanche, please post your observations

Van Isle Backcountry Fest
The festival will take place on February 5th and 6th 2011 at Mount Cain.

Canadian Avalanche Assoc.
Programs and services for public avalanche safety in Canada from the Canadian Avalanche Centre.

John Baldwin
Books and maps by this reknowned BC ski mountaineer.

John Clarke
John Clarke's - Wilderness Education for Youth

Backcountry Magazine
Backcountry ski magazine