|Monday||9:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Sunday||9:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
I look to forward to coming back to visit again on a clear day, though regardless it was absolutely stunning to wander around in the snow. Staff are friendly and accommodating, snow tubing was a really good time and we watched a group of 16 people go down together which looked like loads of fun! We also enjoyed wandering across the suspension bridge and enjoying the view. Would we consider coming back to try snow shoeing some of the trails! Food and drinks are a little pricey but not more than any other attractions in the area, however they do have some different kind of cocktails and delicious mulled wine. I recommend the chai tea with a shot of baileys to make it a latte. Lots a families and kids having a great time running around in the snow, and not too crowded. If it’s not obvious, make sure you dress appropriately in the winter with thermal layers, a good water proof (or at least resistant) coat and boots. Consider getting micro spikes to pull onto the bottom of your shoes for traction when walking even if you’re not visiting to do any sports as the snow can become slippery in areas of high foot traffic even though the staff do their best to maintain all of these areas and keep them safe. We booked online with the shuttle from downtown Vancouver, pick up and drop off made life really easy.
This is a great place to go to for snowshoeing and skiing. Snowboarding is more weather dependant. As it is a bit lower elevation than higher mountains it can get icy or slushy a lot more easily. More for intermediate skiers/boarders as there is one green run and various blues. As a green run though, it is a great learning hill. Just not a good next run between that and their blues. Better to go at weekdays as weekends have larger line ups. I do love their continuous process improvements to reduce line ups, especially in the chalet cafeteria.
This mountain is spectacular. As a Manitoban, I can say that this was definitely one of the first mountains I experienced in more ways then just driving past. You can easily get to the base of the mountain via public transit and there is paid parking if you have driven as weĺl. The Gondola ride is a bit spooky although I am afraid of heights. Once on the top you forget that you're so high up. I find that most people aren't so amazed by the natural beauty here. As someone who didn't grow up around mountains I would definitely recommend this place to any visitor's. I have been there twice, it is very easy to spend a whole day here. You can go snowboarding, skiing or just take a general ride up and walk around, rent snow shoes, go sledding, ride this huge sleigh or go "skating". The ice rink is small but I can see its appeal if you're not used to it. There is a canteen with good food, a fancier restaurant that serves comfort food and several gift shops. All in all I would definitely recommend and I always take my visitors there!
Grouse is unbelievably convenient for anyone who enjoys mountain terrain. There are many events & activities available both indoor & out. Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the fine dining at the Observatory because the tram ride is complimentary with advance dinner reservations; arrive in the afternoon, explore the mountain, then go for dinner. Parking, tram, & lifts can get busy & congested, but that's what happens when sun & snow combine. The view from Grouse on a clear day or night is fantastic.
The views are beautiful. But you must choose a clear day otherwise there will be no of you. The ski runs are short but they do have a good variety of terrain. Unfortunately sometimes this mountain does get wet snow. This year and last year we have been blessed with getting fantastic snow conditions at Grouse Mountain.
You can't miss Grouse Mountain if you are in Vancouver. In a mere 20 minute drive or 40 minute commute from downtown, you will immerse yourself in a breathtaking and completely accessible environment. If you are lucky and visit on a clear sky day, sightseeing will occupy a great portion of your stay. The city is easily visible from atop. Starbucks and a restaurant will be your only choices for food, but I can assure you that it's enough. Skiing and snowboarding are priced reasonably, and you will have no hassle in paying the fees for a great experience. Don't forget to keep warm and bring gloves, a hat, socks and comfy clothes.
This is the place where my whole family visit the all year long. We've been having the membership since 5 years ago. Usually just for the summer Grouse Grind and sightseeing, and 3 years ago kids started their ski lessens. This winter is fun one since they can go skiing on their own now and I was lucky to get my vacation on the spring break so me and my wife tried snowshoe grind and love it.
Fine coffee. Fine skiing. But could do without people who are visiting the mountain in winter but aren't skiing. On a bluebird day or a nice pow day, Grouse is great for its accessibility to the Downtown core, especially via transit. Unfortunately, this means that a lot of people who aren't there for skiing will come to the mountain in clothing that is not appropriate for the conditions. They also don't enforce the no walking on ski runs policy, which can be dangerous to both skier and visitor.