Skiing Whistler, Blackcomb, Manning Provincial Park, Vancouver, Coast and Mountains

Skiing Vancouver, Coast and Mountains

Grouse Mountain:

Just fifteen minutes from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain offers the visitor night skiing, a day lodge, a ski shop and rentals, a ski school, restaurants and pubs, helicopter tours, sleigh rides, The Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, and a 91.5m (300ft.) snowboard pipe and terrain park. The mountain may be accessed via highway 1 at the Capilano Road Exit in North Vancouver, from downtown Vancouver via the Lions Gate Bridge and Marine Drive, then left on Capilano Road for 2.7 km (1.7 miles) or by public transit.

Season: late November to mid-April
8 am - 10 pm weekends
9 am - 10 pm weekdays
Annual Snowfall: 800 cm (315 in)
Vertical Rise: 365 m (1197 ft)
Elevations: peak- 1249 m (4097 ft)
Base of Skyride: 289 m (950 ft)
Observatory and Altitudes: 1138 m (3733 ft)
# of runs: 25
Lifts: two aerial tramways, 4 double chairs, high-speed detachable quad chair,
2 t-bars, 4 beginner tows

Contact: Grouse Mountain Resorts Ltd.
6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver BC, Canada
V7R 4K9
phone 604.984.0661
fax 604.984.6360
snow phone 604.986.6262

Whistler Blackcomb Mountain (Whistler Resort):

Whistler and Blackcomb in the Coast Mountains is 100km (60m) from Vancouver and one of the very best four seasons destinations in North America. Whistler Village attracts people from all corners of the world to enjoy the skiing, snowboarding, golfing and sight seeing. Rising up 1,609m (5,280ft) from the valley, the two mountains offer more than 7,000 acres of spectacular mountain terrain for skiers, snowboarders, bikers, hikers and sight seers. Whistler Resort has been rated the number one resort in North American and world re-known as one of the best. With its cobbled streets, outdoor cafes and bistros, unique shops, restaurants and lounges, a large conference centre and excellent accommodations Whistler Village is the folic point and where all the action starts. There are more than 5,200 rooms, over 100 restaurants, lounges and bars, while the retail shops number over 200.

Mountain Stats:

Vertical - 1,530m (5,020ft)
Top elevation - 2,182m (7,160ft)
Village base elevation - 675m (2,214ft)
Skiable area - 1,480h (3,657a)
Trails - 100 plus


Beginners - 20%
Intermediate - 55%
Advanced - 25%

Lifts: 16

2 high-speed gondolas
6 high-speed quads
2 triple chairs
1 double chair
5 surface lifts

Total hourly capacity - 29,895
Longest run - 11km (7m)
Snowmaking - 65h (160a)
Snowboard facilities - 1 halfpip, 1 park
On mountain restaurants - 8

Mountain Stats:

1,609m (5,280ft)
2,284m (7,484ft)
675m (2,214ft)
1,382h (3,414a)
100 plus


Beginners - 15%
Intermediat - 55%
Advanced - 30%


1 high-speed gondola
6 high-speed quads
3 triple chairs
0 double chairs
7 surface lifts

11km (7m)
150h (370a)
2 halfpipes, 1 park

For more information:
Phone (604)932-3434
Phone Toll free 1-800-766-0449 (within North America)

Cypress Mountain:

Cypress Mountain is located 12 km (7.5 miles) off of the Trans Canada Highway #1 in West Vancouver. It is a 26 minute drive from downtown Vancouver via the Lions Gate Bridge and Taylor Way. Night skiing, snowboarding, extensive cross-country ski trails, a day lodge, ski school, ski shop and rentals, restaurants and pubs are just some of the hill's attractions.

Season: late November to late April
8:30 am - 10 pm week-ends
9 am - 10 pm weekdays
Annual Snowfall: 500 cm (197 in)
Vertical Rise: 526 m (1752 ft)
Elevations: base - 930 m (3050 ft)
Mt. Strachan - 1450 m (4756 ft)
Black Mountain - 1200 m (3936 ft)
# of Runs: 38
Lifts: 7 lifts, 1 high speed detachable quad chair, 2 fixed grip quad chairs, 2 double chairs, magic carpet and a tube tow

Contact: Cypress Mountain
Box 91252, West Vancouver BC, Canada
V7V 3N9
phone (604) 926 5612
fax (604) 926 9441
snow phone (604) 419-SNOW (7669)

Hemlock Valley Resorts:

Hemlock Valley, near Agassiz in the Fraser Valley offers visitors services such as great downhill skiing&boarding, lift serviced tubing, night skiing, snowshoe winter education programs, snowboarding terrain park, cross country ski trails, ski shop with equipment rentals, a ski&board school, on-mountain accommodation with hot tubs/jacuzzi/sauna, local day care, restaurant and bar&grill. The resort is located 1 hour from Abbotsford or 1
hour from Hope; follow Highway 7 east to Harrison Mills then north on the Morris Valley Road. Follow posted signs.

Season: December to early April
Annual Snowfall: 500-700 cm (195-273 in)
Vertical Rise: 396 m (1200 ft)
Elevations: peak 1371 m (4497 ft)
base 975 m (3198 ft)
# of Runs: 34
tube lifts: 2
ChairLifts: 1 triple, 2 double, 1 beginner tow
Difficulty: 30% beginner, 40% intermediate, 30% advanced

Contact: Hemlock Valley Resorts Inc.
20955 Hemlock Valley road, Agassiz BC
phone 1-866-332-3326 or 604-797-4411
fax (604) 797 4440
snow phone 1-866-515-6300

Manning Park Resort:

Manning Park Resort, 68km (42mi) from Hope, offers services such as snowboarding, cross country ski trails, a ski shop and rentals, a ski school, day care, a daylodge, restaurants and pubs, a grocery store, conference rooms and near-mountain accommodation. The park is located west of Vancouver 209 km (130 miles) via Highway 3 or 177 km (110 miles) from Penticton also via Highway 3. The ski area is 10 km (6.2 miles) from the highway.

Season: late November to early April
Annual snowfall: 535 cm (209 in)
Vertical Rise: 437 m (1433 ft)
Elevations: peak 1789 m (5868 ft)
base 1353 m (4438 ft)
# of Runs: 24
Difficulty: 30% beginner, 40% intermediate, 30% advanced

Contact: Manning Park Resort
Box 1480, Hope BC, Canada
phone (2504) 480 8822
fax (250) 840 8848
snow phone (604) 689 7669
Manning Park Resort - Friendly, natural, down-to-earth that's Manning Park Resort, a family resort, in BC's southern interior. There's something for everyone who enjoys fresh air and the outdoors including skiing in the winter & hiking the Cascade Mountains in the summer.


Mount Seymour:

Mount Seymour in North Vancouver offers visitors snowboarding, night skiing facilities, a day lodge, a ski school, day care, a snowshoeing program, restaurants and pubs. Access from Vancouver is via Hastings Street east over the Second Narrows Bridge then take the third exit and follow the signs for 5 minutes to the mountain. The McDonald's northwest 98 Express bus makes supervised runs to Mount seymour on weekends and holidays.

Season: late November to April
Annual Snowfall: 350 cm (140 in)
Vertical Rise: 400 m (1312 ft)
Elevations: peak - 1400 m (4592 ft)
1010 m (3313 ft)
# of Runs: 25
Lifts: 4 double chairs, 1 twin rope tow

Contact: Mt. Seymour Resorts Ltd.
1700 Mt. Seymour Rd, North Vancouver BC, Canada
V7G 1L3
phone (604) 986 2261 or (604) 872 6616
fax (604) 986 2267
snow phone (604) 879 3999

Mt. Baker Ski Area / Washington, U.S.A.:

Mt. Baker offers visitors exceptional scenery and conditions, a rental and repair shop, day lodges, restaurants and pubs. Accommodation is found in nearby Glacier and Bellingham. The resort is located east of Vancouver approximately 2 hours via the Trans Canada Highway #1. Follow the Huntington/Sumas exit and cross the Canada/USA border to Sumas then head through town and take the east turnoff onto #547 then #542 through the town of Glacier to the ski area.

Season: November to late April
Annual Snowfall: 1511 cm (590 in)
Vertical Rise: 455 m (1492 ft)
Elevations: White Salmon 1060 m (3477 ft)
Heather Meadows 1303 m (4274 ft)
# of Runs: 38
Lifts: 2 quads, 6 doubles, 2 rope tow
Difficulty: 30% beginner, 42% intermediate, 28% advanced

Contact: Mt. Baker Ski Area
1017 Iowa St., Bellingham WA, USA
phone (360) 734 6771
fax (360) 734 5332
snow phone (360) 671 0211 Bellingham
(604) 688 1595 Vancouver
(206) 634 0200 Seattle

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