Snowshoe Fondue with Cypress Mountain

Comments 273 by Rebecca Bollwitt

One of my favourite experiences last winter was snowshoeing through the Ancient Forest in Prince George and while I have yet to do this activity closer to home, I always hear people rave about the opportunities on the North Shore.

Snowshoeing in the Ancient Forest

Cypress Mountain offers a variety of snowshoeing experiences including the 4-hour Snowshoe Fondue Tour. Lead by an experienced guide, on this tour you will make your way through snow-dusted woods and sub-alpine meadows.

After working up an appetite, retire to Hollyburn Lodge to enjoy a mug of creamy hot chocolate or steaming spiced apple cider. Warm beverages are followed by a full fondue meal with salad and a cheese fondue with bread, steamed vegetables, and roast garlic potatoes. This is topped off with dessert consisting of a decadent chocolate fondue with fresh fruit and Angel Food cake.

Forest
Photo credit: www.metaphoricalplatypus.com on Flickr

The 4-hour snowshoe fondue experience operates Sunday through Friday at 6:00pm (pre-booking is required). The $80 admission includes rentals, trail ticket, guide, meal and gratuities.

If you would like to try this tour yourself, I have two vouchers to give away to two Miss604 readers and their guests (four vouchers in total). Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post listing your favourite snow activity (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • RT to enter to win a snowshoe fondue tour @CypressMtn from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/3ztFn

    I will draw two winners at random from all entries on January 13th, 2011 at 12:00 4:00pm. Value of the prize is $160 for each of the two winners (this includes admission for the winner and their guest).

    Update The winners are Janis and @Sandra516 – have a great time in the snow!

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    273 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. AllanThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 1:33pm PST

      My favourite snow activity has to be setting up and starring in awesome xmas sweater photo shoots – without the snow background you can only achieve an 80% bad taste rating, which just isn’t high enough for me….!

    2. Stephanie WiriahardjaThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 1:33pm PST

      I’ve always wanted to go snowshoeing <3 <3

    3. VanessaThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 1:35pm PST

      Showshoeing is awesome! Count me in please.

    4. IneThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 1:36pm PST

      I love snowboarding, and up until 2 years ago, that probably was my favourite snow activity. But then I discovered snowshoeing and because we can take our dog with us (on most trails), this is definitely my new favourite snow activity.

    5. Amy W.Thursday, January 6th, 2011 — 1:39pm PST

      Ice skating would be my favourite winter activity!

    6. T KingThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 1:45pm PST

      tobgganing!!

    7. ChristineThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 1:45pm PST

      I so want to check this out!

    8. T KingThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 1:46pm PST

      i mean tobogganing!

    9. TairalynThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 1:46pm PST

      My Favorite Snow activity would have to be Tubing however I have yet to go Snow Shoeing to know if I would enjoy that more. I have a feeling that if every Snow Shoeing experience ended in Hot Chocolate, Apple Cider and a Cheese Fondue it would no doubt be my all time favorite.

      I too will tweet about this Giveaway {@QueenEarlGrey}

      XOXO
      Yours Truly

    10. DanielThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 1:47pm PST

      Snowball!

    11. TriciaThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 1:47pm PST

      skiing!

    12. Jennyfer C.Thursday, January 6th, 2011 — 1:49pm PST

      Snowboarding and outdoor ice skating are fabulous outdoor snow activities.

      Would love love love to win this! I’ve never been!

    13. CrystalThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 1:51pm PST

      Ice skating, weeeeeeee!

    14. lavThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 2:00pm PST

      i love snowshoeing up to red heather and krazy karpetting all the way down!

    15. DianeThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 2:01pm PST

      Snowshoeing at night is so magical!

    16. HelenaThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 2:08pm PST

      My favourite winter activity has to be apres ski – I’ve never tried apres snowshoeing but there’s a first for everything!! I would absolutely love to try this!

    17. marlismcThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 2:09pm PST

      hmmm, snowboarding is probably top of the list, but I have never tried snowshoeing so I’d be excited to give it try.

    18. EmmaThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 2:12pm PST

      Toboganning is definitely at the top of my list. But I’ve been meaning to try snowshoeing this winter!

    19. KelseyThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 2:16pm PST

      Snowshoeing is something I’ve always wanted to try.

      I’m currently trying to be a skier

    20. VeronicaThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 2:20pm PST

      Snowball fights in the backyard!
      Admittedly, it doesn’t snow enough to build proper snow forts to protect yourself…

    21. LoriThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 2:28pm PST

      Making snow angels πŸ™‚

    22. BethThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 2:40pm PST

      Love snowshoeing!

    23. JenThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 2:44pm PST

      I absolutely love snowshoeing! Cypress has great trails too and amazing views πŸ™‚

    24. JerThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 2:45pm PST

      I have just started snowshoeing and I love it! I also enjoy skiing.

    25. LindsayThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 2:46pm PST

      Two of my favorite things are snowy mountains and cheese! Want to try snowshoeing for the first time this year and what a way to go!

    26. MarinaThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 2:48pm PST

      I have a friend who just got engaged while snowshoeing, and I’m dying to give it a try! I have to admit though, my favourite snow activity is going for a leisurely, romantic walk with my hubby. Corny but true. πŸ™‚

    27. AmyThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 2:51pm PST

      I LOVE LOVE LOVE snowshoeing! My fiancee just bought me a pair of snowshoes for Christmas and would love to break them in! Pick me!!

    28. JoeyThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 2:57pm PST

      Making snowmen!

    29. TylerThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 2:58pm PST

      Snowboarding for sure is a great snow activity of mine!

    30. kickpleatThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 2:58pm PST

      I went snow shoeing 2 years ago on Cyprus & loved every moment of it. This looks great!

    31. Candice CThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 2:59pm PST

      Tubing. I LOVE tubing – it lets you feel like a kid again! getting that feeling in your stomach as you get a wee bit of air going over the slightest jump!

    32. AngelaThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 2:59pm PST

      The first time I went snowshoeing was a race that my trainer had put me up to doing and it was an exhilerating experience. I would like to try it in a more casual atmosphere such as this. (My favorite snow activity though is to go sledding with the kids!)

    33. JodyThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 3:01pm PST

      I love to Barbeque in the snow – the condensation coming off that hot lil grill looks amazing! And of course, the eats are great. This is in Saskatchewan where winter means -20 to -40!! I’m taking a break from the cold and coming to the coast in 2 weeks and I’d love to go snowshoeing!

    34. Laura E.Thursday, January 6th, 2011 — 3:04pm PST

      I love skating! I have never been snowshoeing, but have mentioned this exact deal to my hubby in the last month. Would be great to win the experience and give it a try!

    35. JessicaThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 3:04pm PST

      i LOVE ice skating in the winter! the best is outdoor ice skating – on top of grouse mountain or robson square – its magical!

    36. JanisThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 3:05pm PST

      Never tried showshoeing, but snowboarding and quadding are my favourite snow activities these days.

    37. ErinThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 3:07pm PST

      I have only snowshoed once and it was fun. I would have to say favourite activity would be tubing. It has fun without the scary factor of snowboarding.

    38. MegThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 3:09pm PST

      I am learning to ski–my favourite snow activity currently!

    39. khsjThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 3:09pm PST

      I just tried snowshoeing last week and loved it!

    40. hunterThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 3:14pm PST

      Mmmmmm cheese.

    41. RaiaThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 3:14pm PST

      I’m no stranger to the mountain, but snowshoeing is something I’ve never done

    42. DaisyThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 3:26pm PST

      Snow tubing πŸ™‚

    43. stephenThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 3:29pm PST

      I love snowshoeing! Quite frankly it’s the only winter outdoor activity I participate until the summer comes again

    44. JuliaThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 3:37pm PST

      Walking or playing in the snow on a cold yet sunny day!

    45. Paul BThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 3:37pm PST

      Fave snow activity? Hiding from the snow shovel.

    46. sueThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 3:38pm PST

      Used to love snowshoeing when I lived up north(bc yukon border), throw the bevvies in the snowbank , build a fire, funtimes!

    47. ChrisThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 3:39pm PST

      would love to try snowshoeing!

    48. heatherThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 3:46pm PST

      I love Skiing on the local hills but trying snow shoeing would be great!

    49. jeffThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 4:03pm PST

      How timely a contest as my wife just mentioned this experience the other day and how she wants to go. Would love to be able to take her as a winner of this contest. Thanks for the opportunity.

    50. VaniaThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 4:03pm PST

      I’m from a tropical country, so just play in snow is a blast! This year I got into snowshoe and loved it. Still gotta learn skiing!

    51. NatalieThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 4:09pm PST

      have heard great things about this–would love to try !!

    52. vicky kilpatrickThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 4:12pm PST

      Snowshoeing! Last time I did that was in high school, Sudbury Ont, with those huge snowshoes made out of leather strips, I sure would love to try the new gear and adventure up in the Coastal Mountains…reward a fondue!! Love it πŸ™‚

    53. ChrisThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 4:15pm PST

      Snowllerblading! But I’d love to try my hand at a snowshoe fondue…

    54. maryThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 4:19pm PST

      building snowmen

    55. KarenThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 4:21pm PST

      My new favorite activity is snowshoeing. My friends took me snowshoe running on New year’s day and I want to get my boyfriend to break out of our rut and come snowshoeing this way!

    56. SarahThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 4:27pm PST

      Love snowboarding, although I’m not very good at it.

    57. GarrettThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 4:30pm PST

      My favorite snow activity is snowball fights of course! In grade 7 I was suppose to go snowshoeing but I separated my should just a few days before and wasn’t allowed to participate, something I’ve always wanted to try!

    58. SanazThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 4:50pm PST

      Would love to win this:)

    59. justinThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 4:51pm PST

      nothing beats a sleigh ride!

    60. DawnThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 5:02pm PST

      This would be soooo fun!

    61. Don ForanThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 5:06pm PST

      looking at it from inside through and with a glass beside a warm fireplace.

    62. JulieThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 5:09pm PST

      Snowshoeing and cheese! The perfect combination!

    63. CurtisThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 5:24pm PST

      I would say my favourite snow activity would be sledding!
      Snowshoeing is also fun πŸ™‚

    64. KatieThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 5:27pm PST

      I have to go with the classic … skiing.

    65. BrookeThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 5:52pm PST

      Snowman

    66. ShawnnaThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 6:00pm PST

      Was at Cypress snowshoeing on New Years Day! Amazing experience!

    67. BrendaThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 6:09pm PST

      I have heard about this snowshoe actvity/tour.Sounds like a great time out of the city,and in the fresh mountain air.Would luv,luv,to
      win this. My fav. activity in the snow…making snow angels!

    68. vickyThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 6:42pm PST

      I can bring my dog! Even better can’t wait!!

    69. matthewThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 6:44pm PST

      My favorite winter activity has to be skiing. I’ve had an edge card to Whistler for two seasons now and spoil myself last year going to Whistler during the Olympics. Best day of skiing I’ve ever had!

    70. JenniferThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 6:46pm PST

      We spent Christmas Day snowshoeing on Cypress. That would have to be one of my fave winter activities. Wish we had done the fondue but had to get down to the city to a turkey dinner. Winning this contest would be so sweeet!

    71. TraceyThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 7:09pm PST

      I’ve been wanted to do the snowshoeing at Cypress for years. Would LOVE to have a great outdoor date with my husband.

    72. RobynThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 7:46pm PST

      My favorite winter activity is skiing, also, taking walks in the snow.

    73. GraceThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 8:19pm PST

      rollin up snowmans with my son!

    74. ianThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 8:19pm PST

      snowboarding in our backyard of course

    75. StevenThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 8:20pm PST

      snowball fights!!!!

    76. LucyThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 8:37pm PST

      Was at Cypress recently and love the views of the city.

    77. EnnieThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 9:05pm PST

      My favourite snow activity is making snow angels.

    78. LolaThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 9:17pm PST

      IÒ€ℒve always wanted to do the snowshoeing! This is my first winter in Canada so this could be my first time!

    79. KarenThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 9:49pm PST

      Falling in Love with snowshoes on.

    80. SharylinThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 10:11pm PST

      My favourite snow activity is making a snowman! The fondue is a great incentive to try snowshoeing!

    81. Sunshine GudlaugsonThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 10:17pm PST

      My favourite snow activity is wandering around during a heavy snowfall and catching random snowflakes on my tongue.

    82. auThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 10:30pm PST

      there are lots of snow activities. .it’s soooooooo fun when ur outside. .’coz we always find places other people haven’t stepped and we stepped in it, lol!!

    83. BrendaThursday, January 6th, 2011 — 10:56pm PST

      My favorite snow activity is tubing!

    84. AbigailFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 12:22am PST

      Snow shoveling!!! lol you get a work out and your car out!
      Cheers

    85. DilaraFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 3:07am PST

      snowball fights are the best!

    86. LindaFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 6:30am PST

      Snow wasn’t part of the scene where I came from… so I’m all excited to try some new activities… and this snowshoeing thing sounds fun. Who can’t celebrate with some melted cheese and chocolate!

    87. KevinFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 7:13am PST

      Snowboarding of course. Backcountry if possible!

    88. ChristineFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 7:19am PST

      We are planning to start snow shoeing this year and I know it’s going to become my favorite!

    89. StephFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 8:02am PST

      My favourite snow activity is taking photos when it’s nice, fresh and white.

    90. SeanFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 8:15am PST

      Snowboarding

    91. AmandaFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 8:45am PST

      I recently tried snowshoeing for the first time and I loved it! Snowshoeing is my new favorite winter activity.

    92. RachelFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 8:55am PST

      Building snowmen!

    93. SandraFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 9:06am PST

      Definitely making a snowman!!!

    94. Jennifer M.Friday, January 7th, 2011 — 9:21am PST

      This looks like so much fun, would love to try it!!

    95. rinoFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 9:43am PST

      My fave activity is snowboarding!

    96. taniaFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 9:44am PST

      Definitely sledding!

    97. stephanieFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 9:54am PST

      love winter, tubing at Cypress is so great. The kids love it.

    98. StephanieFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 9:59am PST

      Running around outside with my little dog after the first snow fall of the year! Truly magical:)

    99. Kristen MacgregorFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 10:25am PST

      Been wanting to give snowshoeing a try, looks like a great workout!

    100. Jenn H.Friday, January 7th, 2011 — 10:38am PST

      I am a snowboarder but have been wanting to try out snowshoeing for awhile now. looks like soo much fun!

    101. jeanFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 10:39am PST

      i have wanted to try this! i love snow!!

    102. JeanFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 10:52am PST

      i love snowtubing! went snowshoeing once and enjoyed it…would love to try it again!

    103. ShawnFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 11:19am PST

      Love to go. Looks fun.

    104. ShawnaFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 11:24am PST

      Soon to be snowshoeing!

    105. ChristineFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 11:31am PST

      I’m originally from Ontario and so love (and miss!) all snow activities. I’d love to go snowshoeing on Cypress!

    106. Sarah CFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 11:37am PST

      My favorite snow activity is tobogganing.

    107. MeghanFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 11:39am PST

      Always loved cross country skiing!

    108. ashleeFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 11:39am PST

      I love tubing and snowboarding but would love to try this πŸ™‚

    109. tiffany akinsFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 11:43am PST

      Ive always wanted to go showshoeing! Snowboarding at Blackcomb is my favorite snow sport so far.

    110. Taylor LorenFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 11:50am PST

      me and roommate always wanted to do this!

    111. HILLARYFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 11:51am PST

      my ultimate snow activity is TOBOGANNING!!! it doesnt take much just snow pants, a jacket, gloves and whatever you can sit on….. hahaha is the best thing to do when it snows… and its FREE!!! best part of it, is that you can do it any where and any time.. hahaha!! best winter activity around.. plus its good for all ages..

    112. Tooth FairyFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 11:58am PST

      My fave snow activity is skiing Ò˜º

    113. Tooth FairyFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 12:00pm PST

      http://twitter.com/toothfairycyber/status/23468728444256256
      tweet

    114. Cindy C.Friday, January 7th, 2011 — 12:09pm PST

      I LOVE LOVE LOVE snowshoeing! I took six friends to Cypress for their first time this past week & converted them all (even for the tougher uphill parts πŸ™‚

    115. BethFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 1:15pm PST

      love to ski at cypress!

    116. MandyFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 1:45pm PST

      If you can do it in the snow…chances are I love it!

    117. StephanieFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 2:40pm PST

      My fave activity so far is skiing, however I’ve been itching to re-try snowshoeing (haven’t done it since I was a kid) so that may become my new favorite!

    118. LauraFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 3:03pm PST

      I love the snow…..just came back from cross country skiing in Kamloops at Stake Lake! I have been wanting to give snowshoeing a try for a while.

    119. RemoFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 4:06pm PST

      I’m a snowboarder! Snowshoeing is a close second, though.

    120. JenFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 4:08pm PST

      I’ve been trying hard to become a better snowboarder, but I think snowshoeing might be more my speed.

    121. RobertFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 4:09pm PST

      Snowboarding a local hill at dusk, watching the city light up below.

    122. PaulFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 4:23pm PST

      I like catching January snowflakes in my mouth. Like Lucy on the Charlie Brown Christmas Special.

      All good things,

      Paul

    123. HanaFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 4:23pm PST

      I would love to do this!

    124. FraserFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 4:39pm PST

      Haven’t tried snowshoeing yet, so this could very well usurp my current favourite snow activity: snowtubing!

    125. MayFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 4:40pm PST

      Snowball fights, snow angels and sledding!

    126. CSJFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 5:04pm PST

      Obviously it’s snowshoeing and eating melted cheese…anyone who says otherwise is clearly not worthy of winning :p

    127. HeidiFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 5:52pm PST

      snowshoeing

    128. E. TangFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 6:08pm PST

      Fave snow activity is snowball fights!

    129. CarolFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 6:23pm PST

      Walking in the snow is my favourite activity, so I would love to try snowshoeing to see what that is all about.

    130. RoannaFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 9:35pm PST

      I love snowshoeing! Read about my latest hikes here. http://www.yelp.ca/list/mountain-hikes-and-easy-rambles-around-vancouver-bc-north-vancouver

    131. L.K.Friday, January 7th, 2011 — 9:35pm PST

      I like skiing, but I’ve been wanting to try snowshoeing!

    132. JuliaFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 10:10pm PST

      My new year’s intent is to do more snowshoeing. I just recently took my 5 year-old up to Mt. Washington just after the mountain was snow ambushed. It was like a Dr.Suess landscape.

      I’m heading up to Cypress this Sunday with a whole crew.

    133. LoriFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 10:24pm PST

      Playing in the snow with my son!!

    134. DanFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 10:25pm PST

      Taking my toddler sledding.

    135. KatieFriday, January 7th, 2011 — 11:53pm PST

      I love building snowmen families.

    136. BelindaSaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 9:53am PST

      I never been to snow shoeing. I only heard that it require good legs to make it through the tour. I would like to try it this year to see if I am made for it.

    137. JeanieSaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 10:53am PST

      I like making fresh footprints in the snow.

    138. KimshiSaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 11:16am PST

      Taking photos of snowy scenes.

    139. JuliaSaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 11:39am PST

      cross-country skiing! It’s so peaceful, and it’s a great workout!

    140. Sandra SSaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 12:54pm PST

      I love skiing and tobogganing

    141. Sandra SSaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 12:55pm PST

      tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Sandra516/status/23844869306847233

    142. Dave VSaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 12:58pm PST

      This sounds like such an awesome idea! Thanks for the giveaway.

    143. CharlesSaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 1:48pm PST

      Snowshoeing….. YippEEEeeee!!!!!

    144. FlyingNurseSaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 3:42pm PST

      I grew up in Montreal. Hard to choose a one winter activity that I enjoy. I enjoy outdoor skating, skiing, snowboarding, being in snowball fights, sugaring off parties, and night fall walks immediately following a fresh fall of snow. Jocelyne

    145. ShannonSaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 4:08pm PST

      snowshoeing on Mt Seymour is gorgeous as well, and it’s such great exercise!

    146. LaskaSaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 4:16pm PST

      Love it.

    147. MariaSaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 4:18pm PST

      Snowshoeing and Chocolate. Sounds like a perfect match and activity to me!

    148. JodiSaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 4:34pm PST

      I bought snowshoes last winter, so that is currently my favourite winter activity!

    149. Teresa KSaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 5:33pm PST

      Skiing.

    150. RobinSaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 5:49pm PST

      My fav snow activity is running around and just being silly… throwing snowballs, jumping in snow piles, snow angels, kisses under falling snow. =)

    151. MaeSaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 6:23pm PST

      downhill skiing. i’m a late bloomer to the sport, having only started it 2 years ago in my 30s and have caught the bug and am totally addicted. i used to hate winters. now i love them and can’t wait til ski season starts!

    152. LucieSaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 6:41pm PST

      Snowshoeing is by far my favorite winter activity.
      My Mom keeps dreaming (and talking a lot) about this exact snowshoeing excursion! It would make her so thrilled if I could take her on this.

    153. MaryanneSaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 6:45pm PST

      Snowball fights! I’ve never been snowshoeing and I think I would love it!

    154. kelseySaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 7:29pm PST

      snowball fights!!! and making snowmen

    155. willSaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 7:29pm PST

      snowboarding

    156. dennis w.Saturday, January 8th, 2011 — 7:30pm PST

      watching it snow and walking in fresh snow

    157. JessSaturday, January 8th, 2011 — 10:53pm PST

      Trying to get into some more winter activities and this sounds like a great way to do so!

    158. Miss JaneSunday, January 9th, 2011 — 12:00am PST

      I want to try snowshoeing so badly this year! It’s my #3 new year’s resolution!

    159. PingSunday, January 9th, 2011 — 8:04am PST

      tobaganning!

    160. AnneSunday, January 9th, 2011 — 8:06am PST

      Walking on a trail covered in snow on a sunny day.

    161. KarenSunday, January 9th, 2011 — 12:31pm PST

      never been on snowshoes, seems like a great way to start the new year with a friend, “New Beginings”

    162. loSunday, January 9th, 2011 — 12:32pm PST

      nightskiing is my favorite snow activity. i would love to try snowshoeing for the first time!

    163. Paul LamSunday, January 9th, 2011 — 12:48pm PST

      My favourite winter activity is snow tubing!

    164. HayleySunday, January 9th, 2011 — 2:18pm PST

      Sledding is my favourite <3

    165. claireSunday, January 9th, 2011 — 4:00pm PST

      Sounds amazing. I love snowshoeing and melted cheese!

    166. MarthaSunday, January 9th, 2011 — 5:21pm PST

      Skiing and Snowboarding!!!! oh and Tubing toO!!

    167. JanetSunday, January 9th, 2011 — 8:02pm PST

      My favourite activity would be to make a snowman!

    168. DavidSunday, January 9th, 2011 — 8:37pm PST

      cross country skiing and snowshoeing

    169. Michael KwanSunday, January 9th, 2011 — 9:23pm PST

      Sounds deliciously fun. My favorite snow activity is probably snowboarding, but I haven’t done that in a long while.

    170. DanielleSunday, January 9th, 2011 — 10:23pm PST

      Snow tubing is my favourite, closely followed by snowshoeing πŸ™‚

    171. LindaSunday, January 9th, 2011 — 11:23pm PST

      This sounds absolutely amazing. I’d love to treat a few of my close friends to this experience.

    172. TracySunday, January 9th, 2011 — 11:49pm PST

      Snowball fights πŸ˜€

    173. JenniferMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 9:38am PST

      I would love to go snoeshoeing.

      Thanks! πŸ™‚

    174. LiaMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:20am PST

      I love to snowboard! It was the best thing to do this winter!

    175. WendyMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:22am PST

      My fave is cross country skiing but i’d love to try snowshoeing.

    176. SionedMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 11:08am PST

      Snowshoeing with my doggy!

    177. AlmaMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 11:11am PST

      I would love to get my family out in the winter wonderland!

    178. IzabelaMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 11:25am PST

      Extreme snowshoeing, which is a mixture of snowshoeing, mountain climbing (with your snowshoes on) and cliff jumping (again with your snowshoes on, into mounts of fresh powder). It’s the best!

    179. NicoleMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 11:42am PST

      I love cross country skiing!

    180. David DarlingMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 11:43am PST

      Snowboarding is mine but would love to try this!

    181. Jen ZMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 11:47am PST

      My favorite snow activity is snowshoeing and I love Cypress but have never been for the fondue tour, nor have I been after dark! Sounds wonderful.

    182. JeremyMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 11:47am PST

      Skiing!

    183. AmyMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 12:24pm PST

      Just got into snowshoeing this year, and can’t wait to go again!

    184. CeciMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 12:41pm PST

      My favorite is ice skating outdoors, so much fun!! I’d love to try snowshoeing!

    185. Alex CameronMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 1:37pm PST

      Downhill skiing for sure, I love skiing. Never been snowshoeing but I’ve been curious to try it.

    186. BananasMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 2:12pm PST

      Snowboarding!!! snowshoesing and winter hiking is awesome too tho.

    187. JulieMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 3:16pm PST

      Telemarking and snowshoeing. Haven’t done the fondue tour yet!

    188. AmandaMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 4:22pm PST

      favorite snow activity.. making food out of snow !!!

    189. SumiMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 7:42pm PST

      Snowball fights!!

    190. SuzanneMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 7:44pm PST

      Just went for the first time on Seymour for solstice and it was amazing. Please count me in!

    191. raincoasterMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 7:46pm PST

      My favorite snow activity is tobogganing. My second-favorite is unmentionable.

    192. SuMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 7:50pm PST

      Snowshoeing! I lived in Whistler for a few years and was beyond spoiled with a ton of places to go snowshoeing daily. Since moving back to Vancouver I don’t go nearly as often as I’d like to. Winning these tickets would be such a nice treat!

    193. KathyMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 7:50pm PST

      I recently have taken up cross-country skiing, which has become my new favourite snow activity, but my all-time favourite snow activity is making snowmen (women) πŸ™‚

    194. KathyMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 7:50pm PST

      I recently have taken up cross-country skiing, which has become my new favourite snow activity, but my all-time favourite snow activity is making snowmen (women) πŸ™‚

    195. JanetMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 8:00pm PST

      My favourite winter activity right now is cross country skiing but I am trying to do more snowshoeing.

    196. EmilyMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 8:03pm PST

      My favorite snow activity is a toss up between snowshoeing and snowtubing. Thanks for the contest.

    197. SarahMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 9:22pm PST

      Snowshoes and fondue? What’s not to love?!

    198. KevinMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 9:32pm PST

      Love snowshoeing at Cypress. A beer at the lodge is tasty after hiking around!

    199. ChrisMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 9:43pm PST

      Count me in. Have been wanting to do this elementary school (the only time I have done it before). Great contest. Thanks!

    200. AllyMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 9:53pm PST

      <3 to try snowshoeing!

    201. JillMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:49pm PST

      Just being out in the snow doing ANYTHING – trying to pull my girls together to try snowshoeing with me!

    202. NadineMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:53pm PST

      skiing <3

    203. MaggieMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 10:55pm PST

      What an awesome contest! I’ve never tried snowshoeing but have been itching to do so.

      My favourite snow activity otherwise though has to be snowboarding! I’ve been at it for about 7 years (only 4 seriously though) and I LOVE it – it’s the only reason I wait all year for winter!

    204. ValerieMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 11:13pm PST

      definitely skiing! But can’t wait to try out snowshoeing too!

    205. ShawnaMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 11:23pm PST

      My new favourite winter activity is snowshoeing. I was up at Cypress the other weekend and was taken away by the escape and beauty of it all. Would love a guided tour and fondue!

    206. JennyMonday, January 10th, 2011 — 11:36pm PST

      what a wonderful winter activity! snowshoeing and probably less dangerous that my attempts to snowboard.

    207. JoTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 12:55am PST

      Snowperson making was my favourite snow activity as a kid! Nowadays, I’d love to try snowshoeing πŸ™‚

    208. Carissa KasperTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:17am PST

      Snowshoeing is my favorite winter activity!

    209. Alice WongTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:29am PST

      Snow Tubing is my favorite outdoor snow activity! Never tried snowshoeing though so would love to see if that’s my new fave.

    210. Cherie DugganTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 10:39am PST

      Tubing, skiing, would LOVE to try snowshoeing – thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

    211. HeatherTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 3:45pm PST

      Sounds like a great time!

    212. EricaTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 4:46pm PST

      Sounds fun! Always wanted to give snowshoeing a try!

    213. WulanTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 5:54pm PST

      tweeted
      http://twitter.com/#!/wulanjog/status/25007489888026624

    214. WulanTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 5:58pm PST

      go ice skating ><

    215. TheresaTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 8:14pm PST

      Snowshoeing (especially while breaking trail), is actually my fav.
      I would love to give Hollyburn a try.

    216. heatherTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 8:56pm PST

      My favorite snow activity! building snowmen! πŸ™‚
      or snowball fights – playful ones πŸ™‚
      snowshoe would be fun_haven’t even been up to the mountain yet! this would be wicked fun! πŸ™‚

    217. DanTuesday, January 11th, 2011 — 9:41pm PST

      playing with my son in the snow

    218. AmyWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 1:03am PST

      This sounds amazing.

    219. JenniferWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 9:07am PST

      I am a snowboarder and I’m considering getting snowshoes so I can hike and ride. This would be a great way to try out snowshoes!!! Awesome giveaway!

    220. TiffanyWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:16am PST

      Huge fan of snowboarding of course, but the hot tub and hot choco in the snow following is not to be beaten!

    221. GloriaWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:21am PST

      This sounds like the perfect winter activity! Tubing and tobogganing are amongst my favourite snow activities!

    222. lindzwillsonWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:24am PST

      Snowshoeing– haven’t been for years though– can’t believe how different snow shoes are now! Would love to try again.

    223. GillianWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:28am PST

      Skiing! And snowshoeing, of course! Right in our very own beautiful backyard of the North Shore Mountains πŸ™‚

    224. JenWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:28am PST

      Favourite snow activity – catching snow flakes on my tongue with my daughter!

    225. KristineWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:35am PST

      Love to snowshoe, especially with the dog.

    226. Stewart RogersWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:44am PST

      Snow ball fight!!

    227. HeatherWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:46am PST

      My favorite snow activity is …………….. Snowball Fightttt!!!! xx

    228. LindsayWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:50am PST

      Oh man, I love just walking around in the snow all bundled up!

    229. DanWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:53am PST

      love to ski but always wanted to try snowshoeing

    230. marjolynWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:54am PST

      i loooove snowboarding!

    231. CamillaWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 11:04am PST

      Would love to try snowshoeing!

    232. DomWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 11:17am PST

      Snowshoeing! πŸ™‚

    233. TomWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 11:42am PST

      Skiing.

    234. SkyWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 11:43am PST

      Renting Snowmobiles in whistler and then cruising the village

    235. CharlotteWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 11:59am PST

      I would love to win this! Sledding and snowball fights are my favourite snow activites.

    236. ParkerWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 1:27pm PST

      When I moved to Vancouver 6 years ago, I found that snowshoeing was the only winter sport I could afford as a student, so I’ve stuck with it and just love it!!

    237. AmritWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 2:25pm PST

      Has to be snowball fights (I know it’s not a sport or anything, but makes you feel like a big kid again).

    238. HeatherWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 3:04pm PST

      Snow rugby! Even the biggest tackle doesn’t hurt when you land in a pile of powder!

      Second to that, though, I’d say skiing. I’ve been going with my family since I was very young, and it’s an activity that we can continue to share as we all get older.

      Thanks for setting up this draw–if I’m lucky enough to win, I’m excited to take my girlfriend on a snowshoe trek. We love exploring new trails!

    239. A.J.Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 5:24pm PST

      Snowboarding!

      Although I’ve only gone once.

      I enjoy snowshoeing as well!

    240. ShannonWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 5:26pm PST

      I love snowboarding or snowshoeing

    241. lizWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 6:45pm PST

      I’ve always loved tubing and ice skating.I would love to try snowshoeing.

    242. CliffWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 8:03pm PST

      This would be great! I love being out in lots of snow.

    243. veronicaWednesday, January 12th, 2011 — 10:19pm PST

      sounds awesome!

    244. Lina Zussino – Victoria Mortgage BrokerThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 8:32am PST

      My favorite snow activity would be snowshoeing. Not such a great skier:)

    245. HayleyThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 11:41am PST

      Snow angels! Preferrably with other angels

    246. Matt CollingeThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 1:47pm PST

      I like hot cheese.

    247. VivianThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 1:48pm PST

      Favourite snow activity is snowboarding!!

    248. Rebecca BollwittThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 1:48pm PST

      @Matt Collinge Ha! Looks like it *is* rather popular.

    249. cherylThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 1:48pm PST

      snowboarding is my current favourite – snowshoeing would be an interesting alternative way to see cypress πŸ™‚

    250. AlexThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 1:49pm PST

      Snowboarding is my favourite winter sport

    251. KatherineKWThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 1:50pm PST

      Building snow forts with my niece and nephew! It never ceases to amaze me how much imagination kids can have πŸ™‚
      Have also retweeted πŸ™‚

    252. Sydney StahlThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 1:50pm PST

      My favourite snow activity is making snow angels!

    253. MarinaThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 1:50pm PST

      Making snow angels!

    254. BenThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 1:51pm PST

      I’ve heard that fondue in the snow is amazing!

    255. Casimir LoeberThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 1:52pm PST

      My favourite winter activity would have to be snowboarding!! Shred the gnar!!!!!!

    256. AidanThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 1:52pm PST

      I would love to win πŸ™‚ my favorite winter activity is to explore the winter wonderland, either by walking or snowmobiling.

    257. ChelseaThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 1:54pm PST

      I can’t say I’ve ever really been a fan of the snow until this year. During the first snowfall we had my bf and I had an amazing snowball fight topped of with some snow angels and I recently went up to Cypress for a day of snow tubing. So I would have to say both of those snow activities would be my favorite!

    258. tanyaThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 1:55pm PST

      i need to win

    259. DanielleThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 1:56pm PST

      Really want to try snow shoeing! Love tobaganning!

    260. MarlisThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 1:58pm PST

      I love snowshoeing! I think it’s #1 snow event, but tobogganing is pretty close #2.

    261. LizThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 2:00pm PST

      It’s hard to pick just one winter activity… I love snowshoeing, but also skiing!

    262. AuburnThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 2:08pm PST

      Just got snowshoes for Christmas, so snowshoeing for sure! Great winter work-out alternative πŸ™‚

    263. KristenThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 2:08pm PST

      My fab snow activity would have to be tobogganing. No matter how old I get I still end up laughing so hard I’m in tears!!!

    264. Chris SlaterThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 2:08pm PST

      Favourite snow activity: snowball fight.

      I love snowshoeing. I love fondue.

    265. NocalThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 2:08pm PST

      Great Prize!!

    266. MalaThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 2:13pm PST

      Cross-country skiing so far…never tried to snowshoe!

    267. emphotocaThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 2:14pm PST

      My favourite activity is snowshoeing, skiing and just taking pretty pictures on the mountains πŸ™‚

    268. GaryThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 2:14pm PST

      snowtubing, snow shoeing and snow ball fight

    269. JenThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 2:56pm PST

      Love, love, love snowshoeing. Have been trying to get hubby to join me to no avail but this would certainly do it! Thanks for the opportunity. Loved your blog and pics.

    270. BrenThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 3:16pm PST

      Favorite Snow activity? Putting the Vancouver brag into action – kayak in the morning and ski in the afternoon! Then tweet about it to annoy my eastern friends. heehe

    271. MichelleThursday, January 13th, 2011 — 9:55pm PST

      Definitely tubing!!!

    272. Sandra SSaturday, January 15th, 2011 — 9:09am PST

      Yay! I won! Thanks so much, looking forward for some fondue πŸ™‚

    273. MacSunday, January 16th, 2011 — 3:35pm PST

      camping in the snow (fond memories of cold toes in manning park)

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