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Holiday Ski Program

A great way to spend part of the holidays! Our ski holiday ski program is desinged to give kids the opportunity to experience skiing and other winter activities for over 5 days! Youth will have expert instruction, coaching and fun skiing every day as well as the opportunity to try snowshoeing, xc skiing, snow cave buidling, cooking and more! All expenses are included, including transportation from Victoria and other Island communities along the route to Mount Cain.

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Get out in the snow!

Mount Cain, BC

AGE GENDER PROGRAM LENGTH
10 - 12 & 13 - 17 Mixed 6 days


OPTION PRICE BEFORE DEC 18, 2018 REGULAR PRICE
Rentals not included $1250 + GST $1350 + GST
Rentals included $1400 + GST $1500 + GST
PROGRAM DATES AVAILABILITY
Dec 30, 2018 - Jan 4, 2019 Registration Closed


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The Experience

Mount Cain is a quiet, local ski resort located on Northern Vancouver Island approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes north of Campbell River BC. Don’t let the small size of Cain fool you! With plenty of powder from an annual average snowfall of over 15 meters (38 feet), no crowds and varied terrain to explore, Mount Cain is one of Canada’s best kept winter secrets.

This isn't just any ski camp! At night, particiapants stay in a beautiful lodge (it's just no fun camping at this time of year when you need to dry your gear every night!) where they get to practice cooking for the rest of the group. During the day they will learn how to sharpen and wax their skis, learn all about ski design, shapes and materials, and get instruction from expert skiers. When it's time to stop skiing for the day, participants get to do things like sledding, play in the snow, go snowshoeing, hike the trails and experience the surrounding ecology. The whole time they are learning to work together, to take care of themselves and appreciate the winter wonder land around them without techonology-and they don't even know it, they just think they are having a good time!



What to bring

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Drop-Off Location

LOCATION DEPARTURE ARRIVAL NOTES
Reynolds Park (Saanich) 09:30 20:00 Lasalle St off of Reynolds Rd in Saanich
West Hills (Langford) 10:00 19:30 Public Lot next to Westhills Stadium on Langford Pkwy

Outdoor Skills

Participants learn some of the skills required to run a successful ski trip. Everything from making a meal to reading the weather to cleaning up after it's all done. Look out, participants come away from this experience with a serious passion for skiing!

Some of the skills participants may learn

• Ski design and shape • Ski manufacturing processes • Reading terrain • Reading weather • How to ski • Skiing & alpine safety • Leadership • Decision making • Conflict management • Group management • Intro to avalanche • Cooking • Fire building • Knife and stove safety

Safety and Food

Safety

Western Educational Adventures takes safety seriously. Not only do we want our participants to have an exceptional time, but just as importantly, we want them to return home safe and sound. All of Western Educational Adventures staff are certified in high level first aid and have years of experience managing risk in the outdoors. You won’t find a more qualified staff team anywhere else!

"Landon took our family on a sea kayak paddle starting out of Victoria. This was our first time sea kayaking but we felt confident in Landon keeping our trip safe and enjoyable. In little time we were safely paddling and navigating the water. It was a great day!"

-Alex Damjanovic

Food and Food Allergies

We believe that a good experience starts with good nutrition. Proper diet and eating habits are lacking in today’s society - a result of readily available fast foods, processed foods and a lack of nutritional education. We strive to provide quality, simple, wholesome meals with limited processed ingredients – in addition to the occasional smores and limited other tasty treats. This is part of why we include our participants in all meal planning, purchasing and cooking.

We are also very experienced in dealing with dietary restrictions and serious food allergies. Great care is taken to avoid serious participant food allergens whenever possible. Where this is not possible, we take great care to avoid cross contamination of ingredients.

"Landon guided an overnight trip for our family on the Juan de Fuca trail. Healthy eating is important to us. Landon helped our kids build an outdoor oven and they were soon baking an amazing dinner. It’s an incredible feeling knowing that you can look after yourself in the outdoors."

-Carole Damnjanovic



Registration

If you want to sign up, the process is simple. Here’s what you do:


Step 1: Create an account on our registration software

Fill in your email and create a password

Step 2: Create your profile

Input your information. This is a one time step, your info will be saved for future registrations.

Step 3: Sign-Up for the program

Input your child (or children's information), select the program(s) you wish to register for.

Step 4: Submit your registration and payment

Step 5: Let your child (or children) have fun and learn!

**All personal information provided will not be shared with third parties unless it is relevant to the participants well being or quality of experience**

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