Mount Cain Alpine Park

Mount Cain Alpine Park Society

Sources of Funding
ICET Contribution:$12,000
Mt Cain Alpine Park Society:$12,000
Total Budget: $24,000
Quick Facts: 

This project has contributed directly to in creased skier visits to Mt. Cain and to increased employment. It was estimated that Mt. Cain had the capacity to increase its skier visits from 200 per day to 300 per day.

Mount Cain Alpine Park is a community-owned ski hill and an important regional asset that helps to retain youth and provide seasonal employment opportunities on the North Island. The hill - widely known for excellent powder snow at high elevations and easy backcountry access - has struggled with low snowpack at lower elevations, curtailing operations early and late into the season.

This project conducted work on the lower section of the ski hill to allow Mount Cain to open with less snowpack than was previously required. Stumps, rocks and brush were removed, and terrain re-contoured, on lower elevation slopes in order to minimize snow melt due to “solar loading” on uneven ground.

The project works, completed over the Summer of 2018, will enable Mt. Cain to open under low snow conditions and operate later into the ski season. Extending Mount Cain’s operating season is anticipated to increase ski visitation and demand for accommodation, supporting the resort’s long-term sustainability, employment opportunities and tourism activity within gateway communities.

ICET By The Numbers

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)

ICET By The Numbers

50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together

ICET By The Numbers

$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated

ICET By The Numbers

3,650
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$236
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$50.5
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$52.1
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

212
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

170
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2019-2020 ANNUAL REPORT

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