Grouse Mountain to reopen earlier than anticipated this weekend

Nov 10 2018, 2:29 am

Outdoor enthusiasts looking to take advantage of the sunny long weekend can now add Grouse Mountain to their North Shore destination options.

Resort operators announced late this afternoon Grouse Mountain and its aerial skyride will reopen on Sunday, November 11 — two days earlier than scheduled.

The closure began on Thursday, November 1 and was set to continue until Tuesday, November 13 to allow crews to perform major maintenance and winter preparation projects ahead of the start of the busy ski season.

The mountaintop skating pond will open for the season next week when cold temperatures settle in, just in time for the start of the holiday festivities on November 23.

Grouse, along with the two other North Shore mountains, Cypress and Seymour, typically opens to the public for skiing and riding in early-December.

The Grouse Grind is still open to the public for hiking, but it is expected to close for the season very soon. The closing time for the gate at the entrance to the trail is now 2:30 pm, given that sunset is at around 4:30 pm.

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