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Skiing in Metro Vancouver
Winter Sports in Western B.C.
Grouse Mountain Ski Area
Although British Colombia’s largest city, the Vancouver metropolitan area yields impressive ski areas – including B.C.’s largest ski area, Whistler Blackcomb.
Just 125 kilometers north of Vancouver, and 60 kilometers north of Squamish, Whistler Blackcomb is a record-breaking ski park – and is one of the largest and most visited ski areas in the world.
The area consists of Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Peak, connected by the Peak 2 Peak Gondola – the world’s largest longest and highest unsupported cable car distance.
Whistler Blackcomb features a combined skiable area of over 8,000 acres, and includes over 200 runs including the 11-kilometer Peak to Creek trail.
Some ski areas – like Cypress Bowl, Grouse Mountain, and Mount Seymour – are set near North Vancouver across the Burrard Inlet. Cypress Bowl Ski Area features 53 runs on 600 skiable acres, while Mt. Seymour offers snowshoeing, snow tubing, and four terrain parks.
For a great view of the Vancouver metropolitan area, head to Grouse Mountain this winter for 212 skiable acres, and 26 runs – 13 of which may be used for night skiing.
East of Vancouver near the city of Chilliwack, Hemlock Valley is an intimate ski area set in the Douglas Ranges. Hemlock offers 34 runs – the longest of which being 2.3 kilometers – on 300 skiable acres. Hemlock also features night skiing, tobogganing, and 13 kilometers of trail for cross-country skiing.
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