Story Starter:  Winter

Experience a winter wonderland at the Peak of Vancouver

Winter adventure at Grouse Mountain

Without a doubt, the winter season in Vancouver leaves a visitor spoiled for choice. In a city where winter temperatures rarely drop below zero at sea level, a person could conceivably cycle, sail and ski all in the same day. 

For those looking for a true taste of winter adventure, Grouse Mountain’s close proximity to the downtown core, unparalleled selection of activities and outstanding terrain make it the go-to destination for snow sport enthusiasts.
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Since its first season of winter operation in 1926, Grouse Mountain has offered a ski/ride experience like no other, with 33 downhill runs accessed via four chairlifts offering the greatest selection of terrain on the North Shore. In fact, The Cut was named one of CNN’s Top 100 Ski Runs in the World, which isn’t difficult to fathom when soaring down its expansive slope with the city skyline before you.

With 14 runs open through 10:00 pm, Grouse Mountain also offers the most extensive selection of evening skiing terrain for night owls looking to log a few runs after a long workday. Winter also lasts longer at the Peak of Vancouver, as the North Shore’s largest snowmaking fleet allows the mountain to typically open in mid-November and remain in excellent condition for downhill skiing and riding well into the spring.
Grouse Mountain’s snow school is among the most highly-respected in British Columbia, introducing children as young as three to the thrill of downhill skiing and riding in group or private lessons. For those a little older looking to hit the slopes for the first time or build upon existing skills, there are a vast selection of sessions from which to select your best fit.

Innovation is the calling card of the mountain’s operations team, whose two terrain parks and Cut Jump Line are among the most renowned in British Columbia. The Grouse Park team has garnered much respect in the industry for their thoughtful planning and meticulous upkeep of the terrain under their care which plays host to bi-weekly Park Jams and other events throughout the season.

Put your best foot forward

Snowshoeing is considered to be one of the fastest-growing winter activities, and when you hit the trails at Grouse Mountain it isn’t difficult to discover why. Just a short distance away from the Peak Chalet, our Munday Alpine Snowshoe Park offers an extensive trail system suitable for the first-time or avid outdoorsperson. 
For those looking to for a Grouse Grind-like experience during the snow season, the aptly-name Snowshoe Grind offers just that, culminating with a Snowshoe Grind Challenge in early spring. From Snowshoe Fondue evening experiences to classes for every age, interest and fitness level, strapping on those snowshoes was never so much fun.

It's all about the après

Of course, winter at the Peak of Vancouver wouldn’t be complete without a little après…and we’ve got that in spades. Whether it’s cozying up by the fire with a hot beverage after a few runs, some appies to share in Altitudes Bistro or a romantic dining experience at The Observatory, Grouse Mountain has got it all.
Are you interested in learning more about winter at Grouse Mountain? Please contact our Communications Manager Julia Grant here.


It’s back for its 20th year! Grouse Mountain’s Y2Play pass goes on-sale February 15th. Ski or ride for the rest of this season and all of next for up to 80% off. TGreat news Y2Play passholders!