Located just over the Lions Gate Bridge, a mere 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is a favourite for winter sports. Grouse features tremendous summit views and easy access via the Skyride, North America's largest aerial tramway. The Skyride takes a mere 8 minutes to whisk skiers one mile up 3700 feet (1128 metres) above sea level for spectacular views and non-stop winter fun.
Once you reach the Alpine station, you can choose from 25 ski runs for varying levels of experience. Skiers and snowboarders share these hills during the day and evening with select runs and times available for thrilling night skiing. Ski and snowboarding schools and private lessons are available, along with a full rental shop, multiple restaurants, coffee shops, and gift stores to browse while not out on the slopes. Grouse also features snowshoe courses, rentals, and select paths. There's even a skating rink and sleigh rides to round out a full selection of winter wonderland activities at the Peak of Vancouver - Grouse Mountain!
Located in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Cypress is only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver and provides skiers, riders, and sliders with the most vertical drop, most terrain, most lifts, and best snow conditions on the highest skiing and riding peak of Vancouver's Legendary North Shore Mountains.
Cypress has 51 downhill winter skiing and riding runs accessed by 7 chair lifts, including a magic carpet surface lift in the kid’s camp area, 19 kilometres of track set Cross Country Skiing trails, a Snow-tubing park with a tube tow lift, and amazingly popular snowshoeing tours around the historic Hollyburn Lodge built in 1926.
With the best winter skiing and riding in Vancouver, one of Canada's most popular cross country skiing area, a huge snow-tubing park, and unique snowshoeing tours, Cypress truly offers something for everyone. Cypress Mountain: It's Your Mountain.
Mount Seymour is just over the 2nd Narrows Bridge from downtown, located in beautiful North Vancouver, British Columbia. A short drive to the base village allows quick access to the winter park for family fun tobogganing and snow tubing, over 10km of marked and maintained snowshoe trails, and instant access, via four lifts, to over 23 downhill ski and snowboard runs of varying lengths and levels of difficulty. Mount Seymour is also home to its renowned terrain parks, Northlands, Young Guns and Mushroom Terrain Parks, boasting over forty snow, rail, and box features from small to x-large, as well as a half pipe.
Ski and snowboard lessons are available for all ages and abilities through group, private, single-day, and multi-day sessions. Snowshoe Adventure Centre offers a variety of snowshoe tours and programs, from beginner interpretive tours to chocolate fondue tours, fitness programs, and full moon tours. A full selection of rental equipment and clothing is available at the Rental Shop, and there are two restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, après ski, and dinner.
Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are the largest lift-serviced high-alpine terrain in North America. A city unto itself, Whistler Resort offers an incredible selection of activities for the entire family, all year round. Go skate-skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice climbing and, of course, skiing. Whistler also has more than 200 shops, restaurants, and annual events known world-wide.