A Henschel-eye view of Abel mountain

A Henschel-eye view of Abel mountain

Mount Cain: back country beauty

The average snow fall on Mt. Cain is 1500-cm. or 35-ft.!

The average snow fall on Mt. Cain is 1500-cm. or 35-ft.!

This is average — can you believe it? — with some of the best powder on the coast.

No wonder it’s getting more and more popular — it has been discovered!

I have been painting this snow nirvana for almost as long as the dreams of Julius Kapitany and others at Woss Lake made it become possible.

Julius used to love the bowl and called it his “cathedral.”

At first I also became enchanted with the bowl which lies to the north of the present runs; still extremely popular today with cross country skiers.

There are, in fact, 21 trails in the park for every kind of skill level.

With the help of Canadian Forest Products, who had pushed roads into the area, the ski runs gradually became a reality, evolving into today’s excellent varieties. There are two T-bars and one beginner’s handle tow to get you as high as 1768-m — or 5800-ft — from a base level of 1311-m. — 4301-ft.

A jolly good drop of 457-m. /1500 ft.!

During the last few years, I have actually graduated from my beloved bowl to loftier heights with my favourite spots being beyond the upper levels looking at Abel Mountain and the out of bounds areas.

This painting is from that area and was done last spring after a winter of extreme snowpack.

Hope you like it enough to make a trip up to Mt. Cain.

If you’ve never been up there, you’re missing a great experience!

The lodge offers great food and accommodation.

 

Check it out.