Social Media Directory for Ski Season

Comments 15 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning I woke up to see a new Twitter update from @MtSeymourRoad:


Ski and snowboard season is just around the corner and as Metro Vancouver prepares for another blustery winter, the local hills are getting ready to welcome the Olympic-sized crowds that will be flocking to the hills. Here’s how many of them are using social media to keep the public informed about events, activities, and conditions.

Local Mountains on social media

Cypress Mountain
Home of the 2010 Olympic Games snowboarding events
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Mount Seymour
Not involved in the 2010 Games so they’ll have lots of room for riders this season
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Grouse Mountain
Will be open 24 hours a day during the Olympics, even hosting NBC’s Today Show for a few weeks — can you say 4am Tweetup on the slopes?
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Just outside of Metro Vancouver

Whistler Blackcomb
Host of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. 90% of their runs will be open to the public during that time.
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Hemlock Valley Resort
Closer than you think, just outside the Fraser Valley

Mount Washington
Your ultimate ski/board destination on Vancouver Island. Check out Keira’s posts for everything you need to know about Mount Washington.
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Quick Okanagan Getaways

Sun Peaks
Located near Kamloops, BC
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Apex Mountain

Big White
Awesome ski-in, ski-out resort near Kelowna, BC
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Silver Star Mountain
Just north of Big White, outside of Vernon, BC
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I’m celebrating my 16th year as a snowboarder so I can’t wait to get in as much riding as possible. With the local mountains getting snow this morning opening day isn’t too far down the road.

Should you have any listings you would like to add to my directory above, please feel free to leave a comment or email me through my contact form.

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  1. Jane Victoria KingThursday, October 29th, 2009 — 3:58pm PDT

    This is awesome! Thanks for putting this together.

    Also exciting for Vancouver’s Mt. Seymour this year is the World Snowshoe Invitational:

    …The Yeti is proud to announce that on February 27 Mt. Seymour will host the World Snowshoe Invitational that will coincide with the 2010 Winter Games. It will be a day for celebrating the history of snowshoeing, welcoming people from all over the world to experience beauty and terrain of our Coastal Mountains and to get snowshoeing the attention it deserves to potentially be an Olympic sport one day…

  2. Tyler IngramThursday, October 29th, 2009 — 4:48pm PDT

    16yrs? wow! We’ll have to meet up for sure so you can teach me a thing or two about shredding the gnar!. I think this marks my 3rd season riding.

    It’s cool seeing the mountains on twitter, well social media in general.

  3. VancityAllieThursday, October 29th, 2009 — 5:32pm PDT

    Woah! They’re going to be open 24 hours? That… is… AWESOME!

    P.S. 16 years is incredible. Would love to snowboard with you sometime soon 🙂

  4. Michelle EvansThursday, October 29th, 2009 — 5:58pm PDT

    Thanks for including Grouse Mountain! Yep, we’re super excited to be open and have some awesome entertainment and activities in the works. More to come 🙂

  5. AidanThursday, October 29th, 2009 — 6:49pm PDT

    This is my first year in 6 years that I have not gotten a Seasons pass to Seymour as I am worried about the mass increase of people going to the smallest local mountain! 🙂 Though not being “locked in” to one mountain gives me options to hit up each mountain individually – a few days at Whistler, a day/night at Seymour here, a day/night at Cypress there, and an early morning 4am tweet up at Grouse! (Count me in!)

    I have been riding since I was 13 – I am going on my 14th season!!!!

  6. ChristineThursday, October 29th, 2009 — 10:35pm PDT

    Awesome post! Thanks for including all in one place.

  7. David HayesFriday, October 30th, 2009 — 7:55am PDT

    Cool, thanks for this! I’ve been looking for something to do with twitter

  8. Noel SpaldingFriday, October 30th, 2009 — 8:34am PDT

    Good post about the ski areas and would like to add or mention another twitter @snow_on_my_car as this person reports every morning for weather or snow changes.

  9. David HayesFriday, October 30th, 2009 — 8:46am PDT

    I made a list on twitter so you can subscribe to all these in one go

  10. seemoreFriday, October 30th, 2009 — 10:41am PDT

    Awesome Post!!

    @Aidan, Seymour and Grouse will be under a lot more pressure than usual, but I believe both mountains are prepared for it. There has been research done, looking into the volume that local ski resorts receive during the Olympics in host cities. For the most part, ski visitors drop off during the actual two weeks of the Olympics as most people are participating in events and festivities that the Olympics offer.

    It is the weeks pre and post Olympics that we expect to see our largest volumes. The concern for Seymour is that it will be the only “free” way to drive up, see the snow and have a great view of the city. This means we expect large volumes of traffic; however does not necessarily mean long lift line up’s!

    For the most up to date traffic conditions and snow fall reports, follow @MtSeymourRoad on twitter.

  11. ChrisFriday, October 30th, 2009 — 2:37pm PDT

    Thanx for the sweet collection all together. Best use of Twitter yet – the Mt Seymour Road tweets. Hopefully all the hills will set up a road conditions specific Twitter account.

    Mt Seymour can barely handle a heavier than average day, so this is going to be a testing year for all of us. Mt Baker here we come! Just not sure that the 3+ hour wait at the border during the Olympics is even going to be worth it.

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  13. Mitch BaldwinSaturday, November 14th, 2009 — 11:29am PST

    Thanks for another great post Rebecca. I learned to ski on Mount Seymour in the early 70’s and haven’t been back for many years. Looking forward to the ski season “I have never tried boarding” in Vancouver and area and so far mother nature is cooperating. Whistler opening today and I see the snow line is getting low on the local Vancouver mountains. Here’s hoping we get a good base on all the mountains and really show the world something special during the 2010 Winter Olympics.

  14. KarilynWednesday, November 25th, 2009 — 1:33pm PST

    Revelstoke Mountain Resort is just off Highway 1 in Revelstoke, BC.
    We love using social media tools to connect with riders!

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