It maybe May but the spectacular 2011 winter season of record snowfall means that Grouse Mountain is still currently sitting underneath 600cm of snow with fresh snowfall in the last few days and more in the forecast! This has been a banner year full of excellent snow conditions and now it marks one of the longest skiing and boarding seasons in Grouse Mountain’s history. While the snow lasts, skiers and riders can keep the winter alive as Grouse Mountain will be offering our guests the chance to hit the slopes throughout the month of June and until Canada Day.
“Our mountain operations team has a bit of a split personality this year” Michael Cameron General Manager for Grouse Mountain explains. “All of our summer attractions are getting ready and will be on schedule to fully open May 20, while at the same time we are keeping the skiers and boarders ecstatic. We have the snow this year so we are thrilled we can continue to let everyone enjoy it”.
Grouse Mountain will be temporarily shutting down alpine snow sports only from May 17 to May 27 for some previously scheduled annual maintenance. But, commencing May 28, skiing and boarding will resume on Saturdays and Sundays. Hours of operation for skiing and boarding will be from 9:30am until 5:30pm. Snow enthusiasts will have access to the Screaming Eagle Chair allowing them to enjoy the exceptional spring conditions on The Cut, the Quicksilver Terrain Park and Paper Trail. The Snowshoe Grind will also remain open indefinitely. The Grouse Mountain Skyride remains in regular operation seven days a week from 9:00am until 10:00pm for access to resort’s other great activities and restaurants.
Grouse Mountain will be the only North Shore resort to remain in operation throughout the whole spring season. The latest conditions atop Grouse Mountain can always be found on our website www.grousemountain.com or by phoning the resort’s snowphone at 604-986-6262.