First snowfall of the season arrives on Grouse Mountain (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Dec 19 2017, 6:17 pm

Photos and video taken today show the first flakes of the season have arrived at Grouse Mountain, the Peak of Vancouver.

The first signs of winter have been highly anticipated by local skiers and riders, eagerly waiting to get out on the hill. And Mother Nature certainly delivered today.

Snowfall Nov 1st.2015 Paradise 12pm

Image: Grouse Mountain

As the cooler temperatures are expected to continue, the North Shore’s most extensive snowmaking fleet is ready to fire up. Grouse Mountain has invested $500,000 in snowmaking infrastructure to increase output by over 40% – enabling concentrated coverage from the top of the Peak to the bottom of the Cut.

The team at Grouse Mountain has also been hard at work through the summer and fall re-establishing runs to facilitate opening with less snow for a longer overall snow season. But enhanced snowmaking and run re-establishment efforts are just some of the new features guests will be able to enjoy this winter at Grouse Mountain. The mountain has also added Black Diamond night skiing and riding terrain on Blazes, as well as a new multi-lane sliding zone for families and younger guests to enjoy.

Snowfall Nov 1st.2015 12pm

Image: Grouse Mountain

With Accuweather predicting that the North Shore mountains will receive more snowfall compared with last winter, it looks like Mother Nature has got things covered. However, with all the investment the mountain has made for the upcoming winter, they’re ready to give her a helping hand if needed.

Want to be the first to know when the flakes are falling at Grouse Mountain? You can text GROUSEREPORT to 333777 and receive a text alert whenever the Mountain receives more than 10cm of new snow. Or visit the Grouse Mountain website for the latest updates through the winter.

DH Vancouver StaffDH Vancouver Staff

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