handle tow now open
enjoy continuous access to Terrain Park features
Grouse Mountain is excited to announce the opening of our brand-new lift – the Short Cut handle tow in Side Cut Park.
The latest enhancement to the Resort’s popular terrain parks, the new lift officially opened on December 21, 2022 and offers access to up to 20 features, eliminating the need for skiers and riders to use the Screaming Eagle Chair.
With a total rope length of 250 metres and maximum speed of two metres per second, the Short Cut handle tow can move up to 600 people per hour, and is elevating the Park experience for both skiers and riders.
“The idea for this new lift actually came directly from our Park users,” said Michael Cameron, President, Grouse Mountain Resort. “They asked, we listened, and as the name suggests, the Short Cut will improve efficiency getting up the mid-section of Side Cut allowing skiers and riders to get in even more laps.”
“We’ve always tried to be at the forefront with our facilities and support the progression of the skiers and riders who come to Grouse Mountain. Now as the first Resort on the North Shore to have a handle tow specifically for Park users, we look forward to supporting that progression for many more years to come.”
Grouse Mountain is home to up to four terrain parks that attract skiers and riders of all ability levels and ages from across BC and around the world. Whether you are new to freestyle terrain or a seasoned veteran, you will find features that match your ability and progression level.
short cut handle tow specs
- Total rope length 250m/850ft
- 41 platers handle on the line, with a maximum load of 19 people
- Height adjustable terminal 3.9m/12.8ft
- Max speed 2m per second
- Can move 600 people per hour
praise for the new lift
"Grouse has always been first on supporting the progression of snowboarding on the North Shore, the first snowboard park complete with a VW bus to jib, the first to build world-class features to attract the best snowboarders in the world, and now the first to feature a dedicated rope tow park which gives the next generation of shredders access to a pace of practice that creates world class snowboarders. Respect."
- Erik Traulsen (FNRad Podcast)
"Getting a handle tow on the North Shore has been long overdue. This will be a gamechanger for the BC park scene and great for the next generation of Canadian park riders."
- Edwin Poulston (Editor of Snowboard Canada Magazine)