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Grouse Mountain Reviews

jhkc

mini tourist attraction, good local mountain

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Pros: extras like a nice lodge, theatre, ice skating, and snow shoe trailes. A few steep runs, some nice blues. Gondola going up can be nice for tourists.

Cons: Limited terrain for beginners. Long lineups at the beginner runs. Gondola going up is a mixed blessing because it can get super busy.

I've had a pass here for two seasons. It's a good local hill with some added bonus attractions if you have out-of-town guests or if you have kids who need a distraction besides just going skiing. Of the three local Vancouver hills this one does the most marketing and they try the hardest in terms of trying to be a mini-resort.   The attractions include a movie theatre that shows two different 30 min features during the day. There's a couple snow shoe trails that are becoming popular. Plus an outdoor skating rink. During the summer they have bears, interpretive talks, a birds of prey show and a lumber jack show.   But the real reason you're here is the skiing right? The snow...
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Metaphor_

A fun local mountain

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Pros: easy access; glades; steeps; groomers

Cons: poor early season coverage; small vertical

Nice local mountain. I actually prefer it to Cypress: fun glades, good lift system, great groomers and nice steeps. 
skisimon

Vancouver's local mountain...

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Pros: Less than 1hr from downtown on public transport, night skiing, good snowmaking, fast lifts, varied terrain for small resort.

Cons: Busy, messy lay out at the top of cable car.

On my way back from Whistler in 2009, I decided that I should drop in on the local mountain of some relatives before flying back to the UK. Grouse Mtn was a pleasant suprise, excellent snow and a good selection of varied terrain were both welcome. The visibility was poor as we were stuck in a cloud for most of the day, but it was snowing, and the snow cannons had obviously done an excellent job also, with a base of almost twice that at Whistler when I visited. I felt the lift system was quite good, and despite being a city hill, with lots of people in a relatively small space, the detachable lifts certainly helped to prevent any ridiculously long waits. There is plenty of good steep and...
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