The North Pole is only a Sky ride trip away; Grouse Mountain’s month-long Peak of Christmas festivities are underway, offering the perfect opportunity to get into the spirit of the season.
The alpine resort hits it big for Christmas every year, with Santa Claus and his workshop, sparkling lights, and outdoor ice skating to celebrate the holidays like only a mountain can.
Between snowy sleigh rides through the white forest, the beautiful view of snow-topped trees and the city lights down below, alongside harmonic carollers strolling through the chalet area; spending a day up Grouse Mountain to get into the spirit of Christmas is well-worth the scenic Sky ride up the hill.
Grouse is the only North shore Mountain to host a proper Christmas festival for all ages and activity levels. Those looking for a slower pace can relax in the mountain-top theatre and watch a favourite Christmas films or wander through the SOS Children’s Villages Gingerbread Village. If you’re up for more adventure, you can couple the event with a day of skiing, boarding or snowshoeing.
New for 2015 is a Light Walk, a stunning display around Blue Brouse Lake that is best explored with snowshoes or yak tracks.
There are no additional tickets needed to take part in the Peak of Christmas, just a Grouse Mountain Alpine Experience ticket, Annual Membership, or Winter Season Pass will do.
Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain
Where: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
When: Friday, November 27 to January 4, 2016
- Grouse Mountain Alpine Experience ticket: $14 to $44
- Annual Membership: $129 (adult), $79 (youth), $49 (child), $109 (senior)
- Early Bird until Dec 1
- Winter Season Pass: $825 (adult), $725 (student), $675 (youth), $375 (child), $675 (senior)
- Ski & Board Lift ticket: $25 to $58
More info: grousemountain.com