(North Vancouver) Shorter days and colder temperatures are a sure sign that winter is fast approaching and Grouse Mountain is excitedly preparing to celebrate the 90th winter season at the Peak of Vancouver. In the spirit of trailblazing that permeates throughout its history, Grouse Mountain is thrilled to announce a number of enhancements for the upcoming 2016/17 season.
“Our team has worked hard through the summer preparing to launch some innovative new experiences that add to the variety of terrain we offer as well as the overall ambiance of the Mountain” said Grant Wahl, Grouse Mountain’s Alpine Operations Manager. “We are excited to share these improvements with passholders and visitors for the 2016/17 winter season.”
Enhancements for the upcoming season include Canada’s first natural feature surf style terrain park – Grouse Woods™. Using both recycled wood and snow to create features, Grouse Woods will include side hits, a wall ride, pole jams, speed bumps, berms and rollers. Located on Buckhorn the area will be marked as a terrain park but accessible for all to enjoy.
Powder seekers will enjoy the newly available glade runs located through the tree islands between Expo and Centennial as well as on Peak. These formerly closed glades will offer an exciting technical experience for advanced skiers and riders.
Following its introduction for the 2015/16 winter season, Grouse Mountain’s popular Light Walk
has also been enhanced for the upcoming winter. Visitors will marvel at new light installations as they walk or snowshoe around Blue Grouse Lake. A 23 foot deer, light walls and hoop fixtures add to the magic of this stunning experience.
Also now in its second season, the Sliding Zone
has undergone continued grading work and will feature brand new sleds for guests to enjoy this winter.
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.
About Grouse Mountain:
With 212 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 26 ski and snowboard runs, 14 night runs, four chairlifts, a magic carpet, two terrain parks plus the Cut Jump Line, 9 kilometres of snowshoe trails and the North Shore's most extensive snowmaking system, Grouse Mountain is Vancouver’s outdoor playground with an average annual snowfall of 9.7 metres (31.8 feet). For more information, please visit grousemountain.com.