The weather is warming up, but it’s still a skier and snowboarder’s heaven up at Grouse Mountain. If you’re hankering to lay down some warm weather tracks over Spring Break (and beyond), it’s a perfect time to pick up a Y2Play pass. Save up to 80% on a snow pass. Ski and ride now, and all next season. Check out the best ski deal around.
Don’t ski? No problem! Grouse Mountain really is a winter family paradise with tons to do for all kinds of snow lovers.
Five things to do on Grouse Mountain this Spring Break
Bring the family skiing or snowboarding this break. They’ll love the warmer weather (no more frozen toes) and really, you can’t beat the views. Besides, is there anything better than spring skiing? Make sure you pick up a Y2Play pass first.
There’s a gorgeous, smooth outdoor ice skating rink high above the city on Grouse Mountain. So grab your skates and go for a glide on their 8,000 square foot ice skating pond – the only one of its kind on the West Coast. It was recently voted one of the top skating rinks in the world!
Fact: Kids love tobogganing. They can get their thrills at the Sliding Zone on Grouse Mountain with a day of sliding. Add the uphill climb, and you’re pretty much guaranteed exhausted kids by the end of it. #missionaccomplished
Prefer not hit the slopes but would like to get out into the snow and do some walking or hiking? Then rent or borrow some snowshoes and head along some picturesque mountain trails. Babies can be carried just as you would on a hike, and the kids can put on some smaller snowshoes and enjoy a snowy adventure. Cap it off with a hot chocolate at the lodge.
Post-play poutine anyone? That’s just one of the yummy items available at Lupins self-serve restaurant. Head indoors to warm up and relax after an active time skiing, sliding or skating or snowshoeing. Get your hot choc and panini at Lupins – enjoy the lodge and take in the spectacular views.
Y2Play Pass – The best deal in town
Y2Play gives you and your family access to all these amazing activities for one low price. The 2018/19 pass is valid for skiing and riding through the end of this winter season. It then becomes valid again October 1, 2018 through the 2018/19 winter season. Y2Players enjoy amazing benefits. Perks include discounts on food, beverage and retail purchases, a complimentary lift ticket to bring a friend and much more.
About Grouse Mountain
With 221 acres of skiable terrain, Grouse Mountain has been welcoming visitors to our slopes to enjoy the best in downhill sports since our inaugural season in 1926. With 33 ski and snowboard runs, 15 night runs, four chairlifts, a magic carpet, five terrain parks plus the Cut Jump Line, Sliding Zone, 9 kilometres of snowshoe trails and the North Shore’s most variety of terrain, Grouse Mountain is Vancouver’s outdoor playground with an average annual snowfall of 9.7 metres (31.8 feet).
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).