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(North Vancouver) It’s arrived: the first snowfall of the season! Today is an exciting day for local skiers and riders as the first flakes signal winter is just around the corner at Grouse Mountain. 

As of noon today we have received 2 cm of the flaky white stuff, and it continues to fall. With cool temperatures remaining in the forecast for the coming days, the North Shore’s most extensive snowmaking fleet is poised and ready for action. 

“We cannot wait for the start of skiing and riding season and the arrival of the first snowfall means we’re that much closer to hitting the slopes,” said Grouse Mountain Alpine Operations Manager, Grant Wahl. “We know everyone has been eagerly awaiting the first signs of winter and given our significant investment in the upcoming season we`re confident it will be a fantastic winter.” 

According to Accuweather, the North Shore mountains are expected to receive more snowfall compared to last winter. In addition, Grouse Mountain has invested $500,000 in our snowmaking infrastructure which increases our output by over 40% - enabling us to provide concentrated top to bottom mountain coverage. We have also been hard at work re-establishing runs to facilitate opening with less snow for a longer overall snow season. Combined with new Black Diamond night skiing and riding terrain on Blazes and the addition of a new Sliding Zone, it`s shaping up to be a great winter at the Peak of Vancouver. 

 For the latest in snow and weather conditions, please visit grousemountain.com or call our Snowphone at 604-986-6262. You can also text GROUSEREPORT to 333777 and receive a text alert whenever we receive more than 10cm of new snow.

Announcements

Altitudes Bistro will be closed this afternoon and evening for a private event. The Grouse Grind Coffee Bar is serving Grill Board menu items and is open 7:15am-10pm. The Observatory is open 5:00pm-10:00pm.