Mt Cain Infrastructure and Capital Improvement

Mount Cain Alpine Alpine Park Society

Sources of Funding
ICET Contribution:$118,650
Coast Sustainability Trust:$59,325
Mt Cain Alpine Park Society:$49,325
In Kind Contribution:$10,000
Total Budget: $237,300
Quick Facts: 

This project has contributed directly to increased skier visits and 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 is a community-owned ski hill, nestled in the remote backcountry of northern Vancouver Island. It offers a unique experience to skiers, snowboarders, and backcountry skiers and is particularly popular with the younger demographic. To support the Regional District of Mount Waddington’s long term plans to develop Mount Cain Alpine Resort’s attractiveness to both local users and tourists, improvements to the facility’s infrastructure were needed.

Mount Cain Alpine Resort’s essential maintenance, grooming, and road grading equipment did not have proper storage facilities. Most of the equipment was repaired and stored outside and exposure to the elements had caused unnecessary damage and expenses.

Completed in 2012, this project included the construction of a new maintenance building with plumbing, concrete flooring, wall framing, siding and roofing. To safely power the building along with existing structures, the power generator was replaced and electrical infrastructure to the site was upgraded with new wiring. Now that the equipment is properly housed, the longevity of the machines is vastly improved and long-term costs to the ski hill are reduced. The new efficient generator has lowered fuel consumption and reduced noise.

The continued development of Mount Cain as and outdoor activity destination supports improved access to recreation, diversification of the local economy, and has provided new employment to the area. The hill also serves to support new resident attraction to the North Island, especially the younger outdoors enthusiasts employed in the region’s resource sector. 

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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