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Ski Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain and More

October 28, 2012 by

Skiing Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain has been welcoming skiers since 1926. Today, visitors still enjoy skiing along with a variety of downhill sports and other winter activities.

Skiing Passes

Grouse Mountain offers a number of ski passes. For those who live nearby and can take advantage of it, the Winter Pass provides unlimited skiing and snowboarding for the entire season. It also garners 50% off day lift tickets as well as other bonuses.

Other pass options include multi-day passes, and one-night passes that let you ski, snowboard, and take advantage of other activities after 4:00 p.m. A weekly version of this night pass is also available.

An All Mountain Pass provides unlimited access to attractions like the Skyride, and Zip-lining, and The Eye of the Wind, year round.

Snoeshoeing

Snoeshoe trails are clearly marked and easy to follow.

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is a winter activity quickly growing in popularity. Grouse Mountain provides clearly-marked beginner and intermediate snowshoe trails that are easy to follow. It’s an excellent way to take in the beauty of nature. For those who want more of a challenge, the Snowshoe Grind will do it.

Terrain Parks

Snowboard riders and skiers of all ability levels can test their skills at Grouse Mountain’s two Terrain Park Zones. Enjoy a variety of jibs, small jumps, and rails.

Snowboard

Snowboard at the Terrain Parks.

Ice Skating

Ice skating on Grouse Mountain’s ice-skating pond offers the perfect setting for family fun, or a picture-perfect romantic date. The 8,000 square-foot pond is one-of-a-kind on the West Coast. Guests can rent skates at the Fireside Hut.

Iceskating

Skyride

The Skyride operates year round and offers a chance to take in breathtaking views of Vancouver as passengers journey over towering Douglas firs and snowy peaks. The Peak of Vancouver provides a magnificent photo op, and an opportunity for a romantic dinner at The Observatory.

Sleigh Rides

Grouse Mountain is the place to make some special memories as family and friends journey around the mountain top in a sleigh. What better way to see the snow-covered landscape and have time to visit.

At the end of the ride, everyone can gather for hot chocolate or a steaming cup of coffee in front of the Peak Chalet fireplace.

Zipline

Grouse Mountain in the Summer

Grouse Mountain offers year-round fun. Along with zipline mountain rides and The Eye of the Needle, other little known favorites include:

  • Helicopter Tours: A variety of helicopter tours open opportunities to see Vancouver from sea to sky.
  • Birds in Motion: Once the winter season ends, the Birds in Motion show is scheduled to return in the spring. This show offers guests a first-hand experience in witnessing the hunting skills of birds of prey including the eagle. Visitors also have the chance to see the world’s fastest living animal in action, meet a Golden Eagle, and more.
  • Paragliding Flights: From June to September, tandem paragliding flights allow you to make a breathtaking observation of the area from a bird’s point of view.
  • Eco-guided Tours: A 45 minute tour that introduces the local flora and fauna to guests. Guides also share the history of Grouse Mountain as they direct you across the mountain plateau and the tranquil Blue Grouse Lake area.

Grouse Mountain offers all kinds of unique fun for nature lovers. For more information, visit their website.

Photo credits: grousemountain.com



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  1. Julie C. says:

    I’ve been there once in the summer, but I’d love to go back and try out the new activities and go SKIING there! Whoohoo, hello winter!


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