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Thursday January 24, 2013, North Vancouver, B.C. – British Columbia’s first ever Family Day is guaranteed to be an exciting celebration of quality family fun as well as savings for parents and kids at the Peak of Vancouver. Grouse Mountain will be offering 50% off lift tickets and general admission for all B.C. residents on Monday February 11 plus a wide range of family friendly activities taking place throughout the entire holiday weekend. 

Family Day weekend festivities kick off early on Saturday February 9 as Grouse Mountain welcomes the return of everyone’s favorite sleepless night, 24 Hours of Winter. Grouse Mountain once again turns back the clock to 2010 in honour of the Olympics Anniversary and the 1 year countdown to 2014 in Sochi. For 36 consecutive hours until 10:00pm Sunday February 10, activities including after-dark snowboard and ski contests, sunrise snowshoe treks, torch parade, shopping, dining and everyone’s favorite junior pond hockey tournament will be on offer for night owls and early risers of all ages. 

Parents and kids of all ages can also choose to experience winter’s fastest growing sport on the morning of Saturday February 9 with the return of the annual Snowshoe Grind Mountain Run. Following a scenic 5 kilometer route that includes the Snowshoe Grind trail combined with Dam Mountain Loop participants can decide to test their snowshoe fitness or just enjoy a great leisurely and social trek with friends. Registration is now open at http://www.grousemountain.com/news/snowshoe-grind-mountain-run-register-now 

To round up this already great weekend, Grouse Mountain will continue to be a hub of activity celebrating our province’s first ever Family Day on Monday February 11 with 50% off lift tickets and general admission. Guests are also invited to take part in a fun range of family friend activities both on and off the slopes. Family Day at Grouse Mountain begins with a tasty by donation Pancake Breakfast before jumping on the Skyride to a snowy world of family fun that includes family photo opportunities, snow painting station, scavenger hunts, a puck shoot out, Terrain Park Jams and a special family après dinner in the Timber Room.

“This brand new holiday is a great opportunity for British Columbians to share time with their family and there is no better place than right here on the slopes of Grouse Mountain”, explains General Manager Michael Cameron. “We cater to families 365 days a year and any additional opportunities that allow for them to get together enjoying fresh air and outdoor activities as a family unit are ones that we strongly stand behind and encourage. With everyone so busy these days, quality family time can be a rarity and going forward we aim to make Family Day and the entire weekend at Grouse Mountain one of the most memorable events of the calendar year”.

For a full schedule of all the Family Day happenings on this one of a kind weekend here at the Peak of Vancouver please head to: www.grousemountain.com/events 

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Sarah Lusk
Public Relations Manager 
Grouse Mountain Resort 
Direct: 604.998.4255 Cell: 604.551.4968

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