Ski Hills of Vancouver

Skiing in Canada Top Canadian Ski Resorts for FamiliesSnow doesn’t fall on the city too often. However, Vancouverites have easy access to some of North America’s best cross-country and downhill ski facilities. 

The sparkling lights of our local ski mountains – Mount Seymour, Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain, from the east to west – attract both tourists and the city’s residents, giving them the urge to strap on snowshoes, skis or snowboards during the winter months.  The lifts open first thing in the morning and some runs stay open as late as 10 pm, so you can get in as much riding or skiing as you want.  

Just two hours north of Vancouver, are the two internationally acclaimed ski mountains of Blackcomb and Whistler.  This leading ski resort destination attracts skiers from all across the globe for heli-skiing and downhill skiing, with cross-country trails nearby.  Sun Peaks is another one of the many skiing options in British Columbia.  From Vancouver, it is a little over four hours’ drive, with a skiable terrain of 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres) and family-friendly village.

Here is a list of the local ski hills from your Vancouver personal injury lawyer – remember, stay safe out there! 

Cypress

cypress mountain canadaLocated in Western Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Cypress Mountain is just a 30-minute drive from downtown Vancouver.  It proudly provides our sliders, riders and skiers with the best snow conditions, most lifts, most terrain and most vertical drop on the highest riding and skiing peak of the North Shore Mountains.

Cypress Mountain is an incredible mountain playground of Vancouver’s.  There are 52 downhill winter riding and skiing runs on Cypress.  They are accessed via 6 chair lifts (2 for high speed) along with a magic carpet surface lift within the kids camp area, 19 km worth of Cross Country Skiing trail tracks, a Snow Tubing park with tub tow lift along with our incredibly popular snowshoeing tours that include the history Hollyburn Lodge which was constructed in 1926.    

With the finest Winter Riding and Skiing in Vancouver, the most popular Canadian Cross Country Skiing area, our unique Snowshoeing Tours, and gigantic Snow Tubing Park, Cypress offers something for everybody! 

Grouse

grouse mountain canadaLocated only 15 minutes outside of downtown Vancouver, this premier attraction provides the ideal destination for a truly memorable and rewarding experience.  The iconic Super Skyride at Grouse Mountain offers both locals and visitors the chance to see British Columbia’s incredible majestic nature right in front of them as they are taking the 8-minute ride up to the summit from Valley Station.  Grouse Mountain, as the only real four-season destination within the lower mainland, features the finest in local snow sports, a wide range of summer activities, exciting outdoor adventure, a broad selection of dining options and a wildlife refuge.  There is one thing that is certain, the Peak of Vancouver is like no other place on earth.

Blackcomb and Whistler

whistler blackcomb mountainBlackcomb and Whistler are two side-by-side mountains.  They offer a combined 200+ marked runs, 16 alpine bowls, 8,171 acres of terrain and three glaciers.  ON average they receive more than 458 inches (1,164 centimeters) of snow per year.  An all season world-class resort, Whistler Blackcomb offers one of North America’s longest ride and ski seasons, in addition to lift-accessed alpine hiking and mountain biking during the fall, summer and spring.