Seymour, Grouse or Cypress Mountain

There are three options you can choose from to find your mountain to go skiing or snowboarding in Vancouver. The mountain range north of downtown is formed by – from east to west – Mount Seymour, Grouse Mountain, and Cypress Mountain. Mount Seymour Its highest lifted point is 1265m and its lowest skiable point is 935m. Mount Seymour has 3 lifts: 1 quad chairlift (Mystery Peak Express), and 2 double chairlifts (Lodge Chair & Brockton Chair). There is a total of 40 runs plus many acres of off-piste terrain. 13 of them are night runs (including Terrain Parks). Mount Seymour offers a ski area of 200 acres = 81 hectares = 0.81 square kilometres. 40 % is beginner’s terrain, 40 % is intermediate terrain, and 20 % is advanced/ expert terrain. The ski and snowboard area pass prices for this mountain for 2018/ 2019 are $64 (open-10pm), $48 (2:30pm-10pm), or $35 (5pm-10pm) for adults (19-59). It’s $47 (open-10pm), $39 (2:30pm-10pm), or $30 (5pm-10pm) for youth (13-18). Every Monday to Friday the special price for students (19+) is $45 (open-10pm), $39 (2:30pm-10pm), or $30 (5pm-10pm). You can also purchase a pass for 3 days called 3Ski pass (prices do not include tax). The 3Ski night (5 pm) pass (age 13+) including 3 evening lift tickets is $109 ($36.33 per day) with rental equipment and $79 ($26.33 per day) without rental equipment. The 3Ski day pass (age 13+) including 3 full-day lift tickets is $199 ($66.33 per day) with rental equipment and $139 ($46.33 per day) without rental equipment. Grouse Mountain Grouse Mountain’s highest lifted point is 1231m and its lowest skiable point is 866m. This mountain has 4 lifts: Olympic Express High-Speed Quad Chair, Peak Quad Chair, Screaming Eagle High-Speed Quad Chair, and Greenway Quad Chair. There are 33 runs, 13 … Read more

Grouse Mountain: Lea

Hiking up Grouse Mountain

As I am living in Vancouver for a few months, I try to see as much of this beautiful city as possible. One of the most beautiful views over Vancouver you get by visiting the peak of Grouse Mountain, which is why a friend and I decided to hike up there and enjoy the well-deserved view at the end. Another fact that made me go there is that two Grizzly Bears are living in a wilderness sanctuary up on Grouse Mountain. I love spotting wild animals but prefer to watch them in safety. So, if you think the same, get your hiking boots and let’s go! I went there in early October, taking a free Shuttle bus from Canada Place which was super easy. While looking at the map that shows the different trails you can take, we met two other Germans on the same mission and we ended up spending the day together. You can usually decide if you want to take the Gondola up or hike, but in winter the trails are closed due to weather conditions. Because the four of us were there in late summer, we decided to hike up the Grouse Grind Trail, which is 2.9 km (1.8 miles) long. It took us about 1h 40 min. I know it’s a long time for 2.9 km, but you must consider that the trail is steep, and you have to climb 2,830 stairs. We took some breaks in between and chatted with other people or staff members, which was when we met one of the supervisors Phillip who motivated us to keep going by promising to show us a secret lookout on top of the mountain. People were all focused on reaching the peak, and most of us were totally out of breath, but everyone was … Read more