Snow Close to Home


Looking forward to weekends with your beloved and the kids …at home…? (We hope you have a plan.)
Here’s an idea, head for the hills—or the mountains, that is. Look to the big three glorious North Shore Mountains, (so close by) for inspiration and a host of activities.

Mount Seymour is the least expensive option if you are looking to ski. Children five and under ski free and a family pass is $119 for the day. For non skiers, there are tubing, tobogganing and snowshoeing on offer. If you are interested in the tobogganing, bring your own magic carpet (no rentals or inflatables allowed). A family pass is $32, and you can be really prepared by going to the website to help you plan your first trip to the mountain, no matter what age you are (or your kids).

Grouse Mountain offers the most non-ski activities. Their Peak of Christmas event, (which runs until December 24) includes breakfast with Santa, visits to Santa’s workshops, interpretive sessions with reindeer, outdoor ice skating, sleigh rides, and classic Christmas movies. After Christmas, Grouse still offers a host of activities, including ice skating, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, Sno-Limo rides and Theatre in the Sky. And all of these activities are included in the General admission ($35 for adults, $12.95 for kids). This is a great place for skiing and snowboarding, too. Children aged 5 – 12 cost $22 for an all day ticket, kids 4 and under are free and a family pass (for four) is $150.


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