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Ski Vacation in Vancouver

Discover British Columbia’s alpine playgrounds

  • This winter, get your ski on at the North Shore Mountains, right in Vancouver’s backyard. Hit the steep slopes of Grouse Mountain. Glide the trails at Cypress Mountain. Set off on smooth runs at Mount Seymour. And during the holidays, don’t be surprised to spot Santa there!

    Or why not venture a little further from Vancouver and brave the cliffs of the wildly popular Whistler Blackcomb.

    And it’s all as close as as a direct flight from Toronto or Montreal. Here’s a peek at these popular peaks for skiing in Vancouver.

  • Travelling with skis, snowboards or snowshoes? Check out our baggage guidelines for transporting sporting equipment.  

The North Shore’s Big Three

Just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver

  • Grouse Mountain

    Grouse Mountain lures skiers and snowboarders with its untouched powder, green trails and ominous-sounding black diamond trails: beware of the Devil’s Advocate and Inferno!

    Bonus: Take the Super Skyride for jaw-dropping views of British Columbia’s pristine wilderness.

  • Cypress Mountain

    Cypress Mountain has a lot to brag about. This 2010 Olympic Winter Games Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard venue spoils skiers with the most vertical drop, most terrain and best snow conditions on the highest skiing peak of Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains.

    Bonus: Stop in at the Crazy Raven Bar & Grill for a pint of its signature Crazy Raven Pale Ale by its cozy fireplace.

  • Mount Seymour

    Seasoned pros to novice skiers, all flock to this family-owned hill, which blends West Coast relaxed feel with wintry exhilaration. We’re talking plenty of fresh snow, 330 metres of vertical drop and terrain parks to try out your freestyle moves.

    Bonus: Check out the nighttime snowshoeing and chocolate fondue tour.

Two hours from Vancouver

Whistler Blackcomb

  • Ultimate big-mountain adventurers converge on Whistler Blackcomb, the largest ski resort in North America and the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains, joined by the world-record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, so you can explore both peaks on the same day.

    Conquer its mile-high vertical (1,609 metres), brave the Couloir Extreme or set off in pursuit of Wonder… Wonder Routes, that is: a network of trails and points of interest that unveil the wonders of this resort. Try the Top of the World Route—it truly lives up to its name!

    Bonus: Add a little sizzle to the cold: watch world-class athletes flip and twist through rings of fire.