Province/Territory: British Columbia

Welcome to Ski City

  • 03 mountain resorts
  • 13 hours of skiing daily
  • 118 total ski runs

Go from downtown Vancouver to a snowy mountain slope in as little as 15 minutes. Enjoy three full-service ski and snowboard resorts, all within eyesight of BC’s largest urban centre. Catch air in one of 10 different freestyle terrain parks. Stay on the slopes until 10:00 p.m. Welcome to Ski City.

Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains are more than just the city’s scenic backdrop—Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour represent the heartbeat of the region’s outdoor culture. Reaching heights of up to 1,440 m and seeing snowfall in excess of 10 m annually, these mountain resorts bring serious snow-sports adventure to the masses.

Why you should visit
  • Cypress Mountain, the largest North Shore ski resort, was home to the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard events of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
  • Grouse Mountain is a family-oriented multi-activity centre, offering snowshoe tours, ice-skating, sleigh rides, sightseeing and fine dining—along with quality ski and snowboard terrain.
  • Mount Seymour is home to more than 80 hectares of ski terrain, including four terrain parks, 39 marked trails and plenty of off-piste powder.
  • All three North Shore resorts feature well-lit night-skiing until 10:00 p.m., with night-only passes available.
  • Work up a sweat on Cypress Mountain’s 19 km of cross-country ski trails, including 7.5 km that are lit for night-skiing.
  • Participate in winter’s fastest growing sport, snowshoeing, on up to 10 km of marked trails per mountain; guided tours are available at each resort.
  • Take a snow-tube or toboggan ride down the 100 m chutes at Cypress Mountain and Mount Seymour.
  • On-mountain lessons are available: learn to ski, sharpen your skills, learn to freestyle, participate in a group lesson or even get certified as an instructor yourself.

Weather

Visitor information
When to go
  • Ski and snowboard season usually runs from November to March.
  • Grouse Mountain celebrates The Peak of Christmas in December.
  • Weekdays see fewer crowds than weekends.
  • During winter, rainfall in downtown Vancouver often means fresh snow in the mountains.
Need to know
  • Skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing are strenuous sports.
  • Warm, waterproof clothing is required; helmets are recommended.
  • Equipment rentals and lessons are available on-site.
  • All mountains feature novice, intermediate and advanced terrain.
  • All mountains are family-friendly destinations.
Getting Here