Tired of having your kids home and not getting any exercise? Looking for unique kids outdoor activities in Victoria or on Vancouver Island on a weekend? Sign your teen or pre-teen up for a fun, all-inclusive weekend of snowboarding or skiing lessons near Mount Washington at Mount Cain on Central Vancouver Island, B.C. Whether kids are expert skiers or first-timers, our expert ski instructors will keep them challenged and having a blast! When they aren't learning to ski or board, they are having fun sledding, snowshoeing, cooking and more. This is a weekend ski / snowboard board learning experience your kids won't want to miss! Just like at Mount Washington, learning to ski groups are split based on skier ability and experience.
***This program includes transportation from Victoria and other island communities, food, lodging, supervision, lift tickets, and instruction.***
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|10 - 12 & 13 - 17||Mixed||3 days|
|OPTION||PRICE BEFORE JAN 15, 2021||REGULAR PRICE|
|WITH RENTALS||$590 + GST||$675 + GST|
|WITHOUT RENTALS||$530 + GST||$615 + GST|
|Feb 26 - 28, 2021||Registration Closed|
|LOCATION||AM DEPARTURE||PM ARRIVAL||NOTES|
|Reynolds Park (Saanich)||15:30||20:00||Near Quadra/Mackenzie (Prestwood Dr.) in Saanich|
|Westshore Parkway (Langford)||16:00||19:30||Westshore Parkway @ Constellation Avenue in Langford|
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While kids are learning to ski we believe that ski lessons should be safe, fun and staffed by the best ski instructors in the industry.
"My kids had an excellent spring ski camp with Landon. He created a plan, coordinated with the resort, and gave us lots of feedback. His technical knowledge, energy and sense of fun worked really well with the kids."
Yes, there is another ski resort on Vancouver Island besides Mount Washington where you can learn to ski or improve your technique! 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 is not like an average Mount Washington ski lesson, this isn't just any kids ski weekend and these just aren't your average kids ski lessons near Victoria! At night, youth stay in a beautiful lodge where they get to help cook for the rest of the group (it's just no fun camping at this time of year when you need dry gear every day!). During the day they will learn how to sharpen and wax their skis, learn all about ski design, shapes and materials, and get ski lesson instruction from expert skiers and snow boarders. When it's time to stop skiing / boarding for the day, participants get to try other activities like sledding or snowshoeing, hike the trails and experience the surrounding ecology or just simply play in the snow! The whole time they are learning to work together, to take care of themselves and appreciate the winter wonderland surrounding them without any technological distratcions. They don't even realize it - they are just having a great time!
Kids learn some of the skills required to run a successful ski trip like a ski trip to Mount Washington or a resort on the mainland. 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!
• Ski design and shape • Ski manufacturing processes • Reading ski & mountain terrain • Reading mountain weather • How to ski/board safely • Skiing & alpine safety & etiquette • Leadership • Decision making • Conflict management • Group management • Intro to avalanche • Cooking • Fire building • Knife and stove safety
Skiing is an incredibly fun activity but carries risk. 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. Our ski instructors are certified with the CSIA - Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance and have been teaching kids skiing lessons on Vancouver Island dor years, they really know their stuff! You won’t find better ski lessons or a more qualified ski instructing team anywhere else!
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."
If you want to sign up, the process is simple. Here’s what you do:
Fill in your email and create a password
Input your information. This is a one time step, your info will be there for the rest of the summer!
Input your child (or children's information), select the program(s) you wish to register for.
**All personal information provided will not be shared with third parties unless it is relevant to the participants well being or quality of experience**
Mount Cain, simply special!
On Piste... beginner lessons
I think I Cain, It think I Cain...
No friends on a powder day!
Off-piste, powder lessons
POW...putting it all together!
Being on top of the world...
I'm just hangin' out!
Skiing with a view
Cain Village moonrise at sunset