Ana Burgess-Griffith of Sointula eyes the finish line after passing the final gate in the slalom race during Kidsfest at Mount Cain Ski Area Saturday

Ana Burgess-Griffith of Sointula eyes the finish line after passing the final gate in the slalom race during Kidsfest at Mount Cain Ski Area Saturday

Mount Cain opens new season

MOUNT CAIN - North Vancouver Island ski area marks partial opening New Year's Eve - will remain open through weekend

MOUNT CAIN—Conditions are described as “early season variable”, but the Vancouver Island’s northernmost ski area opened New Year’s Eve for a five-day holiday run.

Mount Cain will operate through Sunday, Jan. 4, with the cafe and accomodations also open. It is a partial opening, with some of the runs not yet ready for traffic, but volunteer groomers have worked to create great conditions on the open runs, the society’s web site announced.

For information, call 1-888-668-6622 or visit www.mountcain.com. A pre-recorded snow line is available at 250-949-SNOW.

For information on Mount Waddington Transit’s Mount Cain connector bus from Port Hardy and Port McNeill, call MWTS at 250-956-3151.