Grouse Mountain Snowshoe Fondueby
The snow made its way from the mountain tops to the streets of Vancouver this past weekend, reminding us that spring has not yet sprung in the Lower Mainland. While many are getting out and about to enjoy the bounty of winter that’s been dumped upon us while it lasts, it can still be enjoyed on the North Shore long after the salt, sand, and plows have cleared it off Vancouver streets.
Grouse Mountain is Vancouver’s outdoor recreation destination in the winter with skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, outdoor skating, and much more to offer. They have partnered with me to offer up a snowshoe package, including a 1-hour snowshoe tour for two (including headlamps and rentals) followed by fondue at Altitudes Bistro. Fondue choices include a cheese course, vegetable broth course, and everyone’s favourite, chocolate.
If you would like to experience snowshoeing and fondue on Grouse Mountain, here’s how you can enter to win this package:
I will draw one winner at random from all entries next Monday, March 7th, 2011 at 12:00pm.
Update The winner is Daisy (@DaisyHdez) – have fun!
The winner will be able to come up any day of their choosing this season provided the mountain receives 4 days notice of their reservation. All tours start at 7:00pm, Thursday through Tuesday.
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Snow is pretty!! 😀 haha
would love to go snowshoe!
I love the snow for tubing and snow shoeing!
Best thing about snow in Vancouver is that is stays in the mountains (where it belongs) most of the time.
Sounds fun! Yay for fondue!
Snowshoeing would be fun to try.
Sounds like a great winter experience.
I’d love to check out Grouse’s snowshoeing – especially for a fondue! I’ve only been to Cypress & Seymour so far.
Making a snowman is always fun…haven’t done that in years though!
Snow is super pretty! this sounds like fun.
The best thing about the snow is that it makes everything sparkle, especially on our beautiful local mountains.
snow and fondue nothing better
I like the way snow makes everything quiet
Snowshoeing would be so fun 🙂
Snow make the best backdrop for photos
I love how the snow quiets the city and makes for some awesome scenery!
Would Love this! Have thought about doing this before and never gotten around to it!!
Would love this! Love how pretty snow makes everything look.
My favourite thing about snow is the way it looks and how silent the city feels on a snowy night.
I went snowshoeing for the first time last week and it was so much fun, I’d love to do it again!
Snow = Snowboarding! 🙂 Preferably in some fresh powder!!!
Love snowboarding, especially after work to blow off some steam.
It’s perfect for making snowmen and snow angels!
the way it sparkles in little fluffs when there’s snowfall on a sunny day!
In my opinion, snow covered conifers are the most beautiful thing created by nature. I’ve been curious why they are not better reflected in Canadian art. But I was in Bannf last week, were it was both snowy and very cold and it occurred to me that the drier, colder snow they get elsewhere in Canada doesn’t cling to the boughs of conifers the same way it does on our more moist coast. So I’m feeling even more grateful about the beauty our snow covered local mountains have to offer.
Snow = snowmen, skiing, snowshoeing, snowball fights, snow angels , facewashes, booters, and building forts!!! All awesome!
Snow makes taking pictures a pleasure, especially when there’s snow-covered trees on a sunny day.
It makes the world seem quiet for a short time.
I love how the snow sounds underneath your feet….a
Best thing about snow is eating it! At least my three year old thinks so!
This sounds beautiful. I love how snow quiets everything and makes the night sky turn purple.
One of my favourite recent memories of the snow is walking under the Burrard St. Bridge and seeing the beautiful snow in the mountains!
It tastes good as a snow cone
I love the way fresh snow makes the trees look! Would love to see them while snowshoeing.
Growing up somewhere that didn’t have snow means I love it now, and I really love building snowmen!
Magical and wild! that is what snow is all about, nothing can beat that pure and clean nature element ….
i love walking in the falling snow- how it muffles sounds and softens the world a little.
I love how it slowly drifts away and never really lose its beautiful character!!!!
Absolutely adore how it makes the day so much brighter the next day when the sun is reflecting on the snow! Makes me feel all fresh!!!
Evening walk in fresh unstepped snow!
Love that muffled crunch sound as your foot packs down the snow; and the beautiful silence when you’re on a snowy mountain.
Making snow angels!
I love how the snow makes everything quiet and tranquil.
I love how the snow makes the whole city go quiet and makes for a fantastic winter wonderland scene!
My favorite thing about snow is that it allows me the opportunity, for once, to be an angel.
Tried the snowshoe Grind this past weekend and loved seeing the trees covered with snow. The SSG is a great workout.
My favourite thing about snow is that it can be put into ball form and thrown at people.
would love to try snowshoeing!!
Finding raccoon and other animal tracks in freshly fallend snow.
The crunchy crunch sound it makes underfoot 🙂
snow makes everything pretty and quiet
I love the way it dampens sound and makes everything seem so much more serene and peaceful.
It makes everything look prettier.
The sound of skis swooshing on snow whilst sitting on a chair lift enjoying the vast vistas of snowy mountains
Nothing better than a snow fight with fresh snow!
I like to look out my window when it snowing here and say things like….Holy Cow.
Whenever it snows, I go for a long walk. I love how it’s so peaceful and tranquil.
I love how when it snows it makes everything in the city look clean!
Falling snow is the prettiest!
I love going skiing on the fluffy hills.
Sitting inside by a fire on a snowy day!
just tried snowshoeing for the first time last week. would love to go again!
Having a great excuse to build a fire and make s’mores with the kids in the middle of winter!
Snow day = Hot chocolate with marshmallows!
My favorite thing is snowshoeing- honestly! I usually go on free trails, so winning this contest would be a real treat!
My kids would say the best thing about snow is missing school but not this time. This time is was here on a Sunday. Haaaa sorry kids.
when is the actual date of the snowshoe tour?
I can’t get enough snowy mountain! Love snowboarding and x country, sign me up to give snowshoeing a try!
My favourite thing about the snow is the skiing and sometimes, how nice it peaceful it looks.
The reflecting light that makes everything bright!
I love looking at the pretty blindness.
I love snow because it reminds me of when I was a kid with my childhood dog. Some of the most joyous moments I ever had.
Snow!!! Love snow.
Snow brings out the excitement and adventure of a child in all of us!
Beauty of softly floating snowflakes
when it snows a bunch, my coworkers call in sick. I get paid double time AND have the quiet space needed to concurrently do schoolwork!
I love the way the snow makes everything look. And it’s awesome to play in.
I love how snow makes everything peaceful and quiet. Most of all though I love how my kids laugh uncontrollably with one another, when playing in the snow.
That would be such fun!
Nipple deep pow is awesome.
My favourite thing about the snow is that it eventually melts and the dandelions come out!
The silence & peacefullness of snow 🙂 it’s beautiful!
would love to try snowshoeing!
My favourite thing about snow in Vancouver is that it doesn’t happen very often so it always seems special.
My favourite part of winter in Vancouver is that I can ‘drive’ to the snow, and not have to shovel it each day! 🙂 ..like home in the maritimes
It makes everything look beautiful!
My wife was just telling me about snowshoeing and a fondue tour they have at Mt Washington and that’s shes added it to her bucket list.
Snow sparkling in the sunlight, can’t be beat.
i love the snow because its the best remedy for winter blues. without it the cold will just be unbearably boring.
i love the snow because its the best remedy for winter blues. without it the cold will just be unbearably boring…
Fav thing about snow…after a fresh snowfall (away from exhaust and animals) taking a bite out of a snowball…. its just got that taste that I remember as a kid. Odd i know 😉
My favourite thing about snow is that it makes everything look so bright, especially from up above looking down.
My favourite thing about snow is how quiet and calm it gets when it snows, there isn’t quite anything like it! I also love that with snow it means I can go snowboarding – definitely one of my favourite things to do in the winter!
my favourite thing about snow is how beautiful it makes everything. and that i can go ski or snowboard. XD
I love when the sun hits it and it glitters like crazy!
The way it looks on the bare branches of trees!
I love that the snow makes everything glow at night 🙂
The snow makes the North Shore mountains gorgeous!
i love walking in fresh snow
I have been toying with the idea of joining the grouse snowshoe camps or this one with the snowshoeing and fondue…
Being from northern bc, I love the snow….but only the light fluffy snow that we just had, none of this slush stuff. It’s nice to just go to the mountain and get it 🙂
I love the fresh snow on Grouse.It has allowed me to share the skiing experience with thousands of people who now love the snow on Grouse!
Love snow shoeing.
I love watching kids try to catch snowflakes on their tongues!
I love that I can spot fake snow in movies immediately! Hollywood just can’t replicate the fragile beauty that is snow.
The thing I love most about the snow is watching it fall. Huge moist flakes dropping slowly to the earth below is magic. A vivid childhood memory of mine is laying on my back in a snow bank below a street lamp looking up at the sky. I was watching and waiting as the flakes slowly fluttered down in a miracle of orange reflected from the lamp. When they came close, I would lazily stretch my tongue for my precious prize. I’ve always loved to watch the snow.
Love sledding but would love to try snowshoeing!
Love how clean new show makes everything look!
i love the way snow falls to the ground – on saturday it was super cold and i was walking through the snow and it was beautiful – the snow was so fluffy and soft!
Love it – Cold evening, quiet streets, walking through fresh snow to get home and bundle up with hot chocolate.
My favourite thing about the snow is how it gently tucks the world into a calming silence. Everything is so quiet and still when the snow is falling. It’s beautiful.
Making snow angels! 🙂
Snowshoeing is my new substitute for hiking as miss doing that in winter time!
Love the calm silence of snow.
My favorite thing about the snow is watching the snowflakes fall
My absolute favourite thing about the snow is waking up to the silence that a world blanketed in snow creates. Nothing like a snowy morning in Vancouver.
Favorite thing about snow is being able to make snow angels!
the favourite thing about the snow is to watch it fall and have a walk with my love in the snow. it feels the whole world has slowed down.
i love the snow because i can snowboard which is my release from the everyday world.
I love the snow, snowboarding and would love to experience snowshoeing before the end of the season, it’ll be my last 🙁
Seems like a lot of fun!
i havn’t been snowshoeing in years, this would be loads of fun.
This would be fun!
I’ll be honest – my favorite thing about the snow is watching it fall prettily from indoors while I read a good book. I should probably strap on some snowshoes and go out and enjoy it more. 🙂
fresh pow + yummy fondue= chocolate dipped snowballs!!
I love how peaceful snow is. And I love fondue. Thanks for the chance 🙂
I love how silent and serene everything seems at night after it’s snowed!
i love fondue !!
the sight of snow is awesome !
I love the crunch sound that your boots make when you walk on fresh snow!
Snowballing my cute little gf
I love skiing.
Reminds me of many fun winters of my childhood in the Okanagan. That even includes the annoying “facewashes.”
Sounds like a fun evening.
would love to go snowshoeing at grouse!
My 3 year old goes nuts! I bribe her with snow all year long!
Snow makes everything beautiful! And snowshoeing is a great pre-fondue workout! : )
grouse has great view !!
That I can snowboard!
The best thing about snow is starting an impromptu snowball fight! 😀
My fav thing about the snow is skiing. Love it.
I love being all alone on a ski run and have the amazing pristine scene around me. It’s an awe-inspiring moment.
I love the crunchiness of walking in the snow 🙂
I would love this as a workout!!
I love the clean, fresh smell of new snow – it’s invigorating!
Cold snow + hot cheese = awesome! 😀 This would be an amazing date! *fingers crossed to win!
It’s makes even the city look pristine!
To paraphrase Lorelai Gilmore, snow makes everything magical and pretty!
Love the snowflakes and seeing the sparkling ice crystals that form when it is really cold outside!
My favorite think about snow is how the whole neighborhood seems to go quiet when it’s snowing…
best thing about snow is that when you’re inside and no matter how hard it’s snowing, it’s so serene.
i have been dying to try this! i love the snow, my favourite thing = how pretty it looks!
It looks so beautiful watching it fall while bundled up at home.
it’s my favourite time of you because i get to SKiBoard!! woot woot
it’s my favourite time of year (woops i got excited!) because i get to SKiBoard!! woot woot
such a great workout! (the fondu, not the snowshoeing…)
I love how silent it is when it snows.
My favourite thing about the snow is that it’s not rain!
My favourite thing about the snow is watching my 23 month old discover it for the first time!
My dog loves it
So much snow on the mountains!
i love snow for making snowmen 🙂
It’s a really beautiful site, especially in Vancouver because we rarely experience having snow.
I like the whimsical look of the billowy white stuff.
It sounds like a good exercise routine.
You can ski on snow.
I love that snow in Vancouver stays around just long enough for some great photos and playtime, but not long enough to cause major issues as in other parts of the country. This is another reason why Vancouver and our snow is awesome! 🙂
Never tried snowshoeing before. This is a perfect opportunity. Thanks.
Love looking at the snow peaks on a sunny day.
Love to see my kids play in the snow!
It’s so pretty and sparkly
I love the snow because it allows me to enjoy being outside in winter.
it glistens like white sand. 🙂
Snowball fights! 😉
Snow angels and watching the snowflakes fall gently on your face!
Everything looks a little more beautiful with a coating of snow on it.
snow is magical–it looks likes beautiful falling down, and once it blankets its surroundings, it looks so serene. i’m always in awe when i see it and can’t help but take a moment to be thankful.
I love how bright the world is when there is snow on the ground!
My 62 year old mother-in-law would LOVE to go snowshoeing!!!
Fresh snow glistening in the morning sunshine.
Extra moisture for our forests before the summer sun brings forest fire season.
falling face first in fresh powder!
I used to live in Montreal and I got the chance to see plenty of snow fall and I must admit that it was become one of my favorite things. What I like the most about snow is how it changes the pace of my life, how while it falls at night I run to the kitchen to make some lindt hot chocolate and glue myself to the window. The day after everything is perfectly quiet and white, it feels like living on a fairy tail.
Snow is so beautiful!
i love how it makes everything look so picturesque!
Wow, fondue and snow. Nice!
i love snow because it’s so flufffyyyyyyyy 😀
Snow is fun to play in!: You can snowboard on it; throw it; make a snowman; or even taste it as it falls out of the sky…
Favourite thing about the snow is how bright everything looks at night and how beautiful it is looking outside your window the morning after fresh snowfall on all the trees and roof tops.
Came to Canada last September for a working holiday and Im loving the snow here, and experiencing the activites associated with it. I would really like to try snowshoeing before I leave. I <3 Canada!
The pretty factor.
The best thing about snow is that it makes the world a quieter place for just a little while.
I love to look at the pretty snow that has covered the tall pine trees.
I tweeted about your giveaway!
Snowmen are always fun to make too.
I would love to go snowshoeing!
never been – would love to go!
Snow is the most precious natures gift to mankind. The first snow of the season changes every thing, brings smile, sets mood, create joy and the feeling is so amazing. I must confess that we are blessed.
I love it when the white stuff shuts down the city and our streets become eerily calm.
I love the way every snowflake is different.
With over 200 entries I’m still hopeful to win, I’ve never been, and would love to go and experience this.
Love playing in the snow when I know a hot chocolate is not far away 🙂
A nice way to end off the work week with snowshoe trekking along Grouse Mountain and a nice dessert of fondue!
Walking through powdery clean white snow makes you believe in fresh starts and bright futures.
How pretty it is. 🙂
I love snow….it reminds me of home….it is bright and makes people feel like kids again…..
I like the sense of being on vacation, no matter how briefly I’m there.
i love building snow forts and then heading inside for hot chocolate.
holy moly, more that 200 entries? maybe it’s my turn to win some contest here, eh? Fingers crossed.
So beautiful to look at, but most of all I love it for snowboarding!
it’s cold but so pretty especially against a blue sky!
Now we just need more snow!
Would love to snowshoe and fondue
Never been showshoeing and dying to try it out!
It’s so energizing! Bright, invigorating. Love it 🙂
My favourite thing about the snow is the way it makes the world quieter, covered with a clean blanket of sparkling white, slows the world down, turns the outdoors into one big playground.
The crump-crump sound as you walk over a fresh heavy downfall
Would love the opportunity to snowshoe over the city. We have being heading east from the Valley to do our snowshoeing – so give us a chance and a reason to get there. The Mountains are awesome and we are so lucky to be in such a super location.
I love snow for the crisp crunching sound it makes when you walk on it.
I love snow and everything about winter, avid outdoors person with nothing but love for skiing, backcountry exploring and snowshoeing!
I love how beautiful the snow makes the landscape look and how much fun you can have doing activities in it (skiing, snowshoeing, snow ball fights)!
I love snowshoeing!
Snow brings back great childhood memories!
Love the way fresh snow sparkles at night under moonlight! Makes you feel so cozy 🙂
Snow brings back childhood memories!
The best memories are created in the snow! It’s fresh, soft, and a perfect landing for delving into adventurous activities.
Always up to try something new!!! Life is too short not to!!!
Snow is the reason why I love winter. It is when I get to do my favourite thing, snowboarding! I look forward to every season with hopes of fresh powder and beautiful skies; that way I can see the snow sparkle as I board down the mountain! 😀
Who could pass up an opportunity to play in the snow with a beautiful view of Vancouver and end it with a yummy fondue? Not I, bring it on!
There is nothing better than being in the snow on a sunshine filled day…makes you smile from the inside out!
Just moved back to the 604 area and would love to give snowshoeing a try!!! This would be a great prize.
I love when the snow first falls on the ground and hasn’t been disturbed by anyone or anything.
I love watching my dog jump around in the snow!
The way it glitters when it’s fresh!
I love fresh snow. It’s beautiful to see in the morning as the sun rises or in the early evening as the sun sets.
Snow makes everything seem magical. It sparkles, it silences, its calming. Great for photography too.
Thanks to everyone for your entries, and thanks to Miss604 for running this contest!