Otherwise known as the Peak of Vancouver, Grouse mountain is considered the most popular year round attraction in Vancouver today. Hosting over 1.2 million visitors annually, Grouse Mountain is one of the North Shore mountains in the Pacific Range of North Vancouver. Standing over 4,000 feet above sea level, it is home to the largest alpine ski area in Vancouver. In addition to skiing however, the number of opportunities for recreation throughout the year are vast as well. Featuring hiking trails, a mountaintop theatre, wildlife refuge, as ell as an aerial tram and even mountaintop lumberjack shows, there is always something going on on Grouse Mountain.
Origins Of The Lodge
The fires lodge was built by hand by Scandinavians living in the area in the 1920’s. They used the now popular Grouse Grind hiking trail to haul the planks up the mountain to build the structure and by the 1930’s a toll road was built to the top of the mountain on what is now the main ski run, today, known as the Cut.
The Cut is one of the most well known of all ski runs in Vancouver today and is just one of a number of runs on the mountain today. In addition to skiing, world class snowboarding trials and a Jib Park are also found here. Cross Country skiing, snowshoeing, a ski school, a terrain park, ice skating and sleigh rides are other ways to enjoy the sites.
Throughout the year, helicopter tours, paragliding, chairlift rides, programs, ziplines, exploring and dining are also found on the mountain as well.
Note: According to the site, the mountain is officially open for skiing!
Whether exploring the mountain and its activities or just relaxing in the beautiful and historic city of Vancouver, we invite you to get out and explore this and other amazing destinations for travel around the globe.
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