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Grouse Mountain

Distance: 15-minute drive from Downtown Vancouver

Current Conditions: Mountain report

Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding
Lessons available for all abilities.
Rent snowboard or ski equipment packages for $39-$48 per day.
Regular full-day lift ticket costs: $42 Adult; $30 Youth; $18 Child.

Snow Shoeing
Lessons, tours & drop-in clinics available.
Rent snowshoes for $10-$15 per day.

Ice Skating
Ride the gondola to the top and ice skate on the mountain's 8,000 square foot pond. Gondola costs: $24.95 Adult; $13.95 Youth; $8.95 Child.

Hiking (Summer only)
Well known for the challenging 853-metre GrouseGrind™ trail.

Cypress Mountain

Distance: 0.5 hour drive from Downtown Vancouver

Current Conditions: Mountain report

Snowboarding
Snowboard park with halfpipe.
Adult and Youth lessons and single-day drop-in lessons available.
Rent a snowboard and boots for $42-$47 per day.
Regular full-day lift ticket costs: $42 Adult; $35 Youth; $19 Child.

Downhill Skiing
Adult and Youth lessons and single-day drop-in lessons available.
Rent skis, boots and poles for $42-$47 per day.
Regular full-day lift ticket costs: $42 Adult; $35 Youth; $19 Child.

Cross-Country Skiing
Adult and Youth lesson programs available.
Rent skis, boots and poles for $35-$47 per day.
Regular full-day trail ticket costs: $15 Adult; $12 Youth; $9 Child.

Snow Tubing
Two hours of access to SnowPlay area includes tube and tow for $13.

Snow Shoeing
Full-day pass for self-guided trail system costs: $6 Adult or Youth; $5 Child.
Rent snowshoes for $12-$18 per day.

Mount Seymour

Distance: 0.5 hour drive from Downtown Vancouver

Current Conditions: Mountain report

Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding
Private, drop-in and specialty lessons for all ages and abilities.
Rent snowboard or ski equipment packages for $30-$37 per day.
Regular full-day lift ticket costs: $34 Adult; $28 Youth; $18 Child.

Snow Shoeing
Tours and clinics available.
Self-guided trail pass including snowshoe rental costs $18-$22.

Snow Tubing
Two hours includes tube for $13. Each additional hour is $6.

Whistler Blackcomb

Distance: 1.5 hour drive from Downtown Vancouver

Current Conditions: Mountain report

Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding
Lessons available for all ages and abilities at the Snowboard & Ski School.
Ski & snowboard package rentals as low as $40 per day.
Save on rentals by booking online in advance.
Three-day adult lift ticket during peak season costs $210.

Snowcat Skiing/Snowboarding
Ski or snowboard through untracked backcountry while a Bombardier snowcat drops you in up to 10,000 vertical feet of powder. Breakfast, lunch and shuttle to the snowcat included. An adult package from 7:30am-5pm costs $399.

Heli-Skiing/Boarding
Experience an adventurous day of thrills on alpine terrain with experienced guides and licensed helicopter pilots. The guide will lead you to the best area for the day's conditions, and will ski or board with you. Lunch is provided on the hill. Packages are based on skill level from intermediate to expert and include 3-6 runs over 4500 to 15000 feet. Pricing from $625 per person per day and up.

Cross-Country Skiing
From November through March, access 28 km of trails that go through Lost Lake Park, the Chateau Whistler Golf Course, and Nicklaus North Golf Course.

Snowmobiling
Tours are designed to accommodate every skill level, from easy terrain to full-day backcountry expeditions. Promotions include tours when kids ride free, and social dining tours. Receive riding and safety lesson on a 500 cc machine before you go. Coaching available for experienced riders. Package pricing starts at $69 per person for a three-hour tour.

Dogsledding
A musher and team of Alaskan Husky sled-dogs guide you through Cougar Mountain and you will learn to harness and command the dog team. Season runs from mid-December to end of March. Two adults sharing a sled for a 1-hour tour costs $270.

Ziptrek Ecotours
Combine adventure and excitement with education as you ride on a series of cables and suspension bridges exploring Fitzsimmons Creek and the valley between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Tours are year round and cost: Adult $98; Youth/Senior $78; family discounts.

Blackcomb Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride & Dinner
Ride through wooded Green Lake trails to Joel’s Restaurant for a fondue dinner that includes hot drinks, appetizers, salad, cheese fondue, Chinese fondue (with beef, pork and prawns) and dessert. Ride and dinner costs: Adult $89; Child (under 12) $49.

Mountain Biking (Summer only)
Ticket includes lift, unlimited access to mountain bike trails and jumps.

More Summer Adventures

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