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(North Vancouver) Celebrate the magic of a white Christmas at Grouse Mountain’s annual Peak of Christmas, beginning this weekend and running through January 7th, 2018. The elves have been hard at work transforming the mountaintop into a winter wonderland, ready for the highly-anticipated arrival of Santa Claus and his reindeer at Vancouver’s North Pole. 

“There’s nothing quite like boarding the Super Skyride and being transported to a snow-covered Christmas landscape,” said Grouse Mountain’s Communications Manager, Julia Grant. “Our Peak of Christmas activities allow guests of all ages to immerse themselves in the festive season through visits with Santa and his reindeer, wandering along our enchanting Light Walk or watching Christmas movies in the Theatre in the Sky.” 

Visitors will marvel as stunning light installations bring radiance to the winter night on Grouse Mountain’s popular Light Walk. New this year, the experience has been enhanced with a captivating projected light show at Blue Grouse Lake. 

For more outdoor fun, take a spin on Grouse Mountain’s 8,000-square foot Mountaintop Skating Pond surrounded by trees and adorned with glimmering lights. Guests will also be able to enjoy the multi-lane groomed Sliding Zone, the perfect activity for the child in all of us! 

At Santa’s Workshop, believers young and old can share their special Christmas wishes and take a photo. Visits are by donation with all proceeds raised going towards BC Children’s Hospital. 

The elves have also been busy decorating in the Peak Chalet, which will feature masterful creations in the Gingerbread Village. Guests are encouraged to vote for their favourite Gingerbread Village creation to select a grand prize winner, with funds raised also benefiting BC Children’s Hospital. 

An annual favourite, the Breakfast with Santa program runs from Saturday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 24th. Back for another season, The Observatory’s popular Christmas Lunch also returns on weekdays from December 4th to 22nd. 

For more information and a detailed daily schedule for all Peak of Christmas activities, please click here. 

Guests are reminded that all festive Peak of Christmas activities are complimentary with an Annual or Snow Pass, a Skyride admission ticket or at a special family rate of $89.95.

About Grouse Mountain: 
 With 221 acres of skiable terrain, Grouse Mountain has been welcoming visitors to our slopes to enjoy the best in downhill sports since our inaugural season in 1926. With 33 ski and snowboard runs, 15 night runs, four chairlifts, a magic carpet, five terrain parks plus the Cut Jump Line, 9 kilometres of snowshoe trails and the North Shore's most terrain variety, Grouse Mountain is Vancouver’s outdoor playground with an average annual snowfall of 9.7 metres (31.8 feet).