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handle tow coming this winter

enjoy continuous access to Terrain Park features

new handle tow

Grouse Mountain is excited to announce the latest enhancement to our popular terrain parks – a Handle Tow in Side Cut Park. The new lift will be 260 metres long and offer access to up to 20 features, eliminating the need for skiers and riders to use the Screaming Eagle Chair. Installation of the Handle Tow has begun with a projected opening for the start of the 2022/23 winter season.
“We’re excited to take our parks to the next level with the addition of this new lift. We’ve listened to the feedback from park users over the past two years and believe this lift will elevate our terrain parks experience,” said Marcus Cartwright, Grouse Mountain Terrain Park Manager. “The Handle Tow will improve efficiency getting up the mid-section of Side Cut allowing skiers and riders to get in even more laps.”

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.

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)

early bird special offer

To celebrate the installation of the new lift, we are offering Terrain Park users a discount on Early Bird Passes for a limited time.

Use promo code "HANDLETOW" for an extra 5% off your 2022/23 Early Bird Pass.