Grouse Mountain Snowshoe Fondue

Comments 251 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 Snowshoe
Photo courtesy of Grouse Mountain

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:

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  • I entered to win a @GrouseMountain snowshoe fondue package from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/45afe

    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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    1. AngelaMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:19pm PDT

      Snow is pretty!! ๐Ÿ˜€ haha
      would love to go snowshoe!

    2. MichaelMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:20pm PDT

      I love the snow for tubing and snow shoeing!

    3. Vedran DjordjevicMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:20pm PDT

      Best thing about snow in Vancouver is that is stays in the mountains (where it belongs) most of the time.

    4. RachelMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:20pm PDT

      Sounds fun! Yay for fondue!

    5. CliffMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:22pm PDT

      Snowshoeing would be fun to try.

    6. BrendaMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:23pm PDT

      Sounds like a great winter experience.

    7. Cindy CasavantMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:23pm PDT

      I’d love to check out Grouse’s snowshoeing – especially for a fondue! I’ve only been to Cypress & Seymour so far.

    8. SandraMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:23pm PDT

      Making a snowman is always fun…haven’t done that in years though!

    9. EmmaMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:24pm PDT

      Snow is super pretty! this sounds like fun.

    10. KatMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:24pm PDT

      The best thing about the snow is that it makes everything sparkle, especially on our beautiful local mountains.

    11. ScottMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:25pm PDT

      snow and fondue nothing better

    12. JanetMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:25pm PDT

      I like the way snow makes everything quiet

    13. EmilyMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:25pm PDT

      Snowmen!
      Snowshoeing would be so fun ๐Ÿ™‚

    14. Eran RoubiniMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:28pm PDT

      Snow make the best backdrop for photos

    15. missczarMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:29pm PDT

      I love how the snow quiets the city and makes for some awesome scenery!

    16. David GrimmettMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:29pm PDT

      Would Love this! Have thought about doing this before and never gotten around to it!!

    17. NickyMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:30pm PDT

      Would love this! Love how pretty snow makes everything look.

    18. SarahMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:32pm PDT

      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!

    19. WhitneyMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:33pm PDT

      Snow = Snowboarding! ๐Ÿ™‚ Preferably in some fresh powder!!!

    20. AlexMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:33pm PDT

      Love snowboarding, especially after work to blow off some steam.

    21. TrevorMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:34pm PDT

      It’s perfect for making snowmen and snow angels!

    22. TriciaMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:36pm PDT

      the way it sparkles in little fluffs when there’s snowfall on a sunny day!

    23. George HMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:37pm PDT

      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.

    24. TashaMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:40pm PDT

      Snow = snowmen, skiing, snowshoeing, snowball fights, snow angels , facewashes, booters, and building forts!!! All awesome!

    25. DavidMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:43pm PDT

      Snow makes taking pictures a pleasure, especially when there’s snow-covered trees on a sunny day.

    26. LauraMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:47pm PDT

      It makes the world seem quiet for a short time.

    27. NatalieMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:49pm PDT

      I love how the snow sounds underneath your feet….a

    28. MichMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:51pm PDT

      Best thing about snow is eating it! At least my three year old thinks so!

    29. MarinaMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:54pm PDT

      This sounds beautiful. I love how snow quiets everything and makes the night sky turn purple.

    30. Tyrell MaraMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:56pm PDT

      One of my favourite recent memories of the snow is walking under the Burrard St. Bridge and seeing the beautiful snow in the mountains!

    31. AmeliaMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:58pm PDT

      It tastes good as a snow cone

    32. ChristineMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 3:59pm PDT

      I love the way fresh snow makes the trees look! Would love to see them while snowshoeing.

    33. KatieMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 4:01pm PDT

      Growing up somewhere that didn’t have snow means I love it now, and I really love building snowmen!

    34. lilianMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 4:10pm PDT

      Magical and wild! that is what snow is all about, nothing can beat that pure and clean nature element ….

    35. BrittaMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 4:15pm PDT

      i love walking in the falling snow- how it muffles sounds and softens the world a little.

    36. IanMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 4:15pm PDT

      I love how it slowly drifts away and never really lose its beautiful character!!!!

    37. GraceMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 4:18pm PDT

      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!!!

    38. Richard WMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 4:26pm PDT

      Evening walk in fresh unstepped snow!

    39. StephMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 4:27pm PDT

      Love that muffled crunch sound as your foot packs down the snow; and the beautiful silence when you’re on a snowy mountain.

    40. EricaMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 4:30pm PDT

      Making snow angels!

    41. AdamMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 4:31pm PDT

      I love how the snow makes everything quiet and tranquil.

    42. DilaraMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 4:32pm PDT

      I love how the snow makes the whole city go quiet and makes for a fantastic winter wonderland scene!

    43. raincoasterMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 4:33pm PDT

      My favorite thing about snow is that it allows me the opportunity, for once, to be an angel.

    44. AlisonMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 4:44pm PDT

      Tried the snowshoe Grind this past weekend and loved seeing the trees covered with snow. The SSG is a great workout.

    45. JulieMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 4:46pm PDT

      My favourite thing about snow is that it can be put into ball form and thrown at people.

    46. AllyMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 4:48pm PDT

      would love to try snowshoeing!!

    47. ScratchyMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 4:52pm PDT

      Finding raccoon and other animal tracks in freshly fallend snow.

    48. PaulMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 4:55pm PDT

      The crunchy crunch sound it makes underfoot ๐Ÿ™‚

    49. DianeMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 5:12pm PDT

      snow makes everything pretty and quiet

    50. MarianneMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 5:19pm PDT

      I love the way it dampens sound and makes everything seem so much more serene and peaceful.

    51. HeidiMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 5:26pm PDT

      It makes everything look prettier.

    52. Christine McDonaldMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 5:31pm PDT

      The sound of skis swooshing on snow whilst sitting on a chair lift enjoying the vast vistas of snowy mountains

    53. JasMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 5:39pm PDT

      Nothing better than a snow fight with fresh snow!

    54. MichelleMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 5:46pm PDT

      I like to look out my window when it snowing here and say things like….Holy Cow.

    55. 604 FoodtographyMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 5:48pm PDT

      Whenever it snows, I go for a long walk. I love how it’s so peaceful and tranquil.

    56. KatieMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 5:52pm PDT

      I love how when it snows it makes everything in the city look clean!

    57. AliciaMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 6:04pm PDT

      Snow day!!

    58. AliciaMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 6:04pm PDT

      Snow day!!

    59. BrendaMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 6:31pm PDT

      Falling snow is the prettiest!

    60. AndrewMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 6:38pm PDT

      I love going skiing on the fluffy hills.

    61. JenniferMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 6:43pm PDT

      Sitting inside by a fire on a snowy day!

    62. isobelMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 6:51pm PDT

      just tried snowshoeing for the first time last week. would love to go again!

    63. Liz SMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 6:53pm PDT

      Having a great excuse to build a fire and make s’mores with the kids in the middle of winter!

    64. rubaiMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 6:55pm PDT

      Snow day = Hot chocolate with marshmallows!

    65. LucieMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 7:04pm PDT

      My favorite thing is snowshoeing- honestly! I usually go on free trails, so winning this contest would be a real treat!

    66. stephanieMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 7:19pm PDT

      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.

    67. KelliMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 7:19pm PDT

      when is the actual date of the snowshoe tour?

    68. LindsayMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 7:22pm PDT

      I can’t get enough snowy mountain! Love snowboarding and x country, sign me up to give snowshoeing a try!

    69. AlexMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 7:27pm PDT

      My favourite thing about the snow is the skiing and sometimes, how nice it peaceful it looks.

    70. ShirazMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 7:28pm PDT

      The reflecting light that makes everything bright!

    71. JeanieMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 7:30pm PDT

      I love looking at the pretty blindness.

    72. CassandraMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 7:31pm PDT

      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.

    73. LindaMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 7:38pm PDT

      Snow!!! Love snow.

    74. EwanMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 7:39pm PDT

      The smell.

    75. MelissaMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 7:43pm PDT

      Snow brings out the excitement and adventure of a child in all of us!

    76. HarjitMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 7:57pm PDT

      Beauty of softly floating snowflakes

    77. maryanneMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 8:13pm PDT

      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!

    78. AmberMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 8:25pm PDT

      I love the way the snow makes everything look. And it’s awesome to play in.

    79. RuthMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 8:33pm PDT

      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.

    80. MarieMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 8:35pm PDT

      That would be such fun!

    81. TawcanMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 8:59pm PDT

      Nipple deep pow is awesome.

    82. HeatherMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 9:27pm PDT

      Building snowmen

    83. mrslprimeMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 9:37pm PDT

      My favourite thing about the snow is that it eventually melts and the dandelions come out!

    84. GenMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 9:41pm PDT

      The silence & peacefullness of snow ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s beautiful!

    85. GraceMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 9:52pm PDT

      would love to try snowshoeing!

    86. JodiMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 10:18pm PDT

      My favourite thing about snow in Vancouver is that it doesn’t happen very often so it always seems special.

    87. ShawnnaMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 10:35pm PDT

      My favourite part of winter in Vancouver is that I can ‘drive’ to the snow, and not have to shovel it each day! ๐Ÿ™‚ ..like home in the maritimes

    88. loriMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 10:36pm PDT

      It makes everything look beautiful!

    89. darcyMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 10:39pm PDT

      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.

    90. jade lontayaoMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 10:58pm PDT

      i love the snow because its the best remedy for winter blues. without it the cold will just be unbearably boring.

    91. jadeMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 10:59pm PDT

      i love the snow because its the best remedy for winter blues. without it the cold will just be unbearably boring…

    92. AbigailMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 11:10pm PDT

      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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    93. Steph :)Monday, February 28th, 2011 — 11:15pm PDT

      My favourite thing about snow is that it makes everything look so bright, especially from up above looking down.

    94. MaggieMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 11:18pm PDT

      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!

    95. vinceMonday, February 28th, 2011 — 11:53pm PDT

      my favourite thing about snow is how beautiful it makes everything. and that i can go ski or snowboard. XD

    96. MaryanneTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 12:04am PDT

      I love when the sun hits it and it glitters like crazy!

    97. TracyTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 12:08am PDT

      The way it looks on the bare branches of trees!

    98. JATuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 12:08am PDT

      I love that the snow makes everything glow at night ๐Ÿ™‚

    99. JenTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 12:09am PDT

      The snow makes the North Shore mountains gorgeous!

    100. JohnTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 3:34am PDT

      i love walking in fresh snow

    101. LindsayTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 5:49am PDT

      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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    102. DavidTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 7:45am PDT

      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!

    103. nocalTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 8:07am PDT

      Love snow shoeing.

    104. MeghanTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 8:35am PDT

      I love watching kids try to catch snowflakes on their tongues!

    105. WendyTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 9:42am PDT

      I love that I can spot fake snow in movies immediately! Hollywood just can’t replicate the fragile beauty that is snow.

    106. TraceyTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 10:02am PDT

      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.

    107. David DarlingTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 10:09am PDT

      Love sledding but would love to try snowshoeing!

    108. HeatherTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 10:13am PDT

      Love how clean new show makes everything look!

    109. LindaTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 10:23am PDT

      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!

    110. CFTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 10:25am PDT

      Love it – Cold evening, quiet streets, walking through fresh snow to get home and bundle up with hot chocolate.

    111. JessicaTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 10:49am PDT

      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.

    112. LilyTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 11:15am PDT

      Making snow angels! ๐Ÿ™‚

    113. SanazTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 11:19am PDT

      Snowshoeing is my new substitute for hiking as miss doing that in winter time!

    114. LoriTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 11:51am PDT

      Love the calm silence of snow.

    115. RoseTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 12:07pm PDT

      My favorite thing about the snow is watching the snowflakes fall

    116. MeghanTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 12:24pm PDT

      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.

    117. CeciTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 12:26pm PDT

      Favorite thing about snow is being able to make snow angels!

    118. FrankTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 12:46pm PDT

      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.

    119. adam knightTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 1:13pm PDT

      i love the snow because i can snowboard which is my release from the everyday world.

    120. PriyaTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 2:12pm PDT

      I love the snow, snowboarding and would love to experience snowshoeing before the end of the season, it’ll be my last ๐Ÿ™

    121. GarrettTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 2:21pm PDT

      Seems like a lot of fun!

    122. Shannon MacTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 2:59pm PDT

      i havn’t been snowshoeing in years, this would be loads of fun.

    123. SusanTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 3:10pm PDT

      Skiing!

    124. KirbyTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 3:34pm PDT

      This would be fun!

    125. LisaBTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 4:01pm PDT

      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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    126. PeterKTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 4:01pm PDT

      snowboarding

    127. Amy W.Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 4:07pm PDT

      Beautiful views

    128. JillyTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 4:10pm PDT

      fresh pow + yummy fondue= chocolate dipped snowballs!!

    129. Kristi FergusonTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 5:18pm PDT

      I love how peaceful snow is. And I love fondue. Thanks for the chance ๐Ÿ™‚

    130. ChrisTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 5:34pm PDT

      Sweeeettttt!

    131. A.J.Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 6:08pm PDT

      I love how silent and serene everything seems at night after it’s snowed!

    132. Elle_AlexandraTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 6:43pm PDT

      Yes please!

    133. carlyTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 7:10pm PDT

      i love fondue !!

    134. LauraTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 7:34pm PDT

      Snow Angels!

    135. JohnTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 7:46pm PDT

      the sight of snow is awesome !

    136. SaraTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 7:50pm PDT

      I love the crunch sound that your boots make when you walk on fresh snow!

    137. Brian FTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 7:51pm PDT

      Snowballing my cute little gf

    138. TeresaTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 8:05pm PDT

      I love skiing.

    139. Aileen ReardonTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 8:54pm PDT

      Reminds me of many fun winters of my childhood in the Okanagan. That even includes the annoying “facewashes.”

    140. MavTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 9:02pm PDT

      Snowmobiling.

    141. HelenTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 9:06pm PDT

      Sounds like a fun evening.

    142. MariaTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 9:22pm PDT

      would love to go snowshoeing at grouse!

    143. AmberTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 10:15pm PDT

      My 3 year old goes nuts! I bribe her with snow all year long!

    144. Shannen EisTuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 10:44pm PDT

      Snow makes everything beautiful! And snowshoeing is a great pre-fondue workout! : )

    145. amandaWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 1:34am PDT

      grouse has great view !!

    146. VanessaWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 8:13am PDT

      That I can snowboard!

    147. LaureenWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 9:16am PDT

      The best thing about snow is starting an impromptu snowball fight! ๐Ÿ˜€

    148. ShawnWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 9:26am PDT

      My fav thing about the snow is skiing. Love it.

    149. Mae YeeWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 10:36am PDT

      I love being all alone on a ski run and have the amazing pristine scene around me. It’s an awe-inspiring moment.

    150. Vivian CWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 10:57am PDT

      Snowboarding!

    151. TomWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 11:00am PDT

      Skiing.

    152. DaisyWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 11:04am PDT

      I love the crunchiness of walking in the snow ๐Ÿ™‚

    153. jaciWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 11:26am PDT

      I would love this as a workout!!

    154. JulieWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 11:30am PDT

      I love the clean, fresh smell of new snow – it’s invigorating!

    155. Natalie MWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 11:45am PDT

      Cold snow + hot cheese = awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€ This would be an amazing date! *fingers crossed to win!

    156. LisaWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 12:25pm PDT

      It’s makes even the city look pristine!

    157. DanikaWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 12:37pm PDT

      To paraphrase Lorelai Gilmore, snow makes everything magical and pretty!

    158. JuliaWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 12:42pm PDT

      Love the snowflakes and seeing the sparkling ice crystals that form when it is really cold outside!

    159. ErinWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 1:12pm PDT

      My favorite think about snow is how the whole neighborhood seems to go quiet when it’s snowing…

    160. WinnieWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 2:13pm PDT

      best thing about snow is that when you’re inside and no matter how hard it’s snowing, it’s so serene.

    161. jeanWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 2:22pm PDT

      i have been dying to try this! i love the snow, my favourite thing = how pretty it looks!

    162. PhyWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 2:47pm PDT

      It looks so beautiful watching it fall while bundled up at home.

    163. SophiaWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 2:54pm PDT

      it’s my favourite time of you because i get to SKiBoard!! woot woot

    164. SophiaWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 2:55pm PDT

      it’s my favourite time of year (woops i got excited!) because i get to SKiBoard!! woot woot

    165. JustinWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 3:54pm PDT

      Snowball fight!

    166. MarkWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 5:47pm PDT

      such a great workout! (the fondu, not the snowshoeing…)

    167. ShaunaWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 6:44pm PDT

      I love how silent it is when it snows.

    168. MarissaWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 7:35pm PDT

      My favourite thing about the snow is that it’s not rain!

    169. LisaWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 8:33pm PDT

      My favourite thing about the snow is watching my 23 month old discover it for the first time!

    170. WinnieWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 8:40pm PDT

      snow angels!

    171. LeaneWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 10:36pm PDT

      My dog loves it

    172. DonaldWednesday, March 2nd, 2011 — 10:37pm PDT

      So much snow on the mountains!

    173. marthaThursday, March 3rd, 2011 — 9:19am PDT

      i love snow for making snowmen ๐Ÿ™‚

    174. LindaThursday, March 3rd, 2011 — 9:49am PDT

      It’s a really beautiful site, especially in Vancouver because we rarely experience having snow.

    175. AdamThursday, March 3rd, 2011 — 9:54am PDT

      I like the whimsical look of the billowy white stuff.

    176. BelindaThursday, March 3rd, 2011 — 10:20am PDT

      It sounds like a good exercise routine.

    177. XingThursday, March 3rd, 2011 — 10:36am PDT

      You can ski on snow.

    178. JenniferThursday, March 3rd, 2011 — 11:23am PDT

      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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    179. MariaThursday, March 3rd, 2011 — 11:46am PDT

      Never tried snowshoeing before. This is a perfect opportunity. Thanks.

    180. KimThursday, March 3rd, 2011 — 12:16pm PDT

      Love looking at the snow peaks on a sunny day.

    181. IainThursday, March 3rd, 2011 — 12:36pm PDT

      Love to see my kids play in the snow!

    182. MonicaThursday, March 3rd, 2011 — 1:50pm PDT

      It’s so pretty and sparkly

    183. KelseyThursday, March 3rd, 2011 — 2:23pm PDT

      I love the snow because it allows me to enjoy being outside in winter.

    184. LindaThursday, March 3rd, 2011 — 2:29pm PDT

      it glistens like white sand. ๐Ÿ™‚

    185. GinaThursday, March 3rd, 2011 — 5:23pm PDT

      Snowball fights! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    186. Maria KThursday, March 3rd, 2011 — 6:44pm PDT

      Snow angels and watching the snowflakes fall gently on your face!

    187. MelanieThursday, March 3rd, 2011 — 6:52pm PDT

      Everything looks a little more beautiful with a coating of snow on it.

    188. KimThursday, March 3rd, 2011 — 8:02pm PDT

      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.

    189. Heather BFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 9:23am PDT

      I love how bright the world is when there is snow on the ground!

    190. Courtney WFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 11:09am PDT

      My 62 year old mother-in-law would LOVE to go snowshoeing!!!

    191. SamirFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 11:56am PDT

      Fresh snow glistening in the morning sunshine.

    192. HeathDoiFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 1:30pm PDT

      Extra moisture for our forests before the summer sun brings forest fire season.

    193. AlanFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 2:10pm PDT

      falling face first in fresh powder!

    194. AnaFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 2:53pm PDT

      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.

    195. Jenny L.Friday, March 4th, 2011 — 3:05pm PDT

      Snow is so beautiful!

    196. jeanieFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 3:15pm PDT

      i love how it makes everything look so picturesque!

    197. BrendaFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 3:16pm PDT

      Wow, fondue and snow. Nice!

    198. AmyFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 3:16pm PDT

      i love snow because it’s so flufffyyyyyyyy ๐Ÿ˜€

    199. AndyFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 3:22pm PDT

      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…

    200. timFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 3:29pm PDT

      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.

    201. Michelle WilliamsonFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 4:44pm PDT

      Snow angels!

    202. AlyshaFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 5:17pm PDT

      Snow Forts!

    203. Karen O’ MahonyFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 6:06pm PDT

      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!

    204. ErinFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 6:26pm PDT

      The pretty factor.

    205. RebeccaFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 6:42pm PDT

      The best thing about snow is that it makes the world a quieter place for just a little while.

    206. LisaFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 8:51pm PDT

      I love to look at the pretty snow that has covered the tall pine trees.

      Lisa
      greengirl@mail2web.com

    207. LisaFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 8:52pm PDT

      I tweeted about your giveaway!

      Snowmen are always fun to make too.

      Lisa

    208. LoriFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 9:26pm PDT

      I would love to go snowshoeing!

    209. DanFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 9:26pm PDT

      never been – would love to go!

    210. HimaFriday, March 4th, 2011 — 10:57pm PDT

      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.

    211. LindaSaturday, March 5th, 2011 — 12:45am PDT

      I love it when the white stuff shuts down the city and our streets become eerily calm.

    212. Katie CSaturday, March 5th, 2011 — 1:54am PDT

      I love the way every snowflake is different.

    213. dorcasSaturday, March 5th, 2011 — 2:14am PDT

      With over 200 entries I’m still hopeful to win, I’ve never been, and would love to go and experience this.

    214. SharonSaturday, March 5th, 2011 — 10:31am PDT

      Love playing in the snow when I know a hot chocolate is not far away ๐Ÿ™‚

    215. rinoSaturday, March 5th, 2011 — 11:36am PDT

      snowball fights

    216. taniaSaturday, March 5th, 2011 — 11:37am PDT

      snow angels!

    217. MarianneSaturday, March 5th, 2011 — 5:54pm PDT

      A nice way to end off the work week with snowshoe trekking along Grouse Mountain and a nice dessert of fondue!

    218. TaraSaturday, March 5th, 2011 — 9:28pm PDT

      Walking through powdery clean white snow makes you believe in fresh starts and bright futures.

    219. RobinSunday, March 6th, 2011 — 9:47am PDT

      How pretty it is. ๐Ÿ™‚

    220. alana parkSunday, March 6th, 2011 — 11:51am PDT

      I love snow….it reminds me of home….it is bright and makes people feel like kids again…..

    221. JoanSunday, March 6th, 2011 — 3:23pm PDT

      I like the sense of being on vacation, no matter how briefly I’m there.

    222. LarisaSunday, March 6th, 2011 — 5:49pm PDT

      i love building snow forts and then heading inside for hot chocolate.

    223. VaniaSunday, March 6th, 2011 — 7:54pm PDT

      holy moly, more that 200 entries? maybe it’s my turn to win some contest here, eh? Fingers crossed.

    224. Danielle ScottSunday, March 6th, 2011 — 11:45pm PDT

      So beautiful to look at, but most of all I love it for snowboarding!

    225. ElaineMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 9:08am PDT

      it’s cold but so pretty especially against a blue sky!

    226. Shawna LittleMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 9:12am PDT

      Now we just need more snow!

    227. JenMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 9:15am PDT

      Would love to snowshoe and fondue

    228. BrittanyMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 9:20am PDT

      Never been showshoeing and dying to try it out!

    229. Britt ChristiansonMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 9:22am PDT

      It’s so energizing! Bright, invigorating. Love it ๐Ÿ™‚

    230. LeonoraMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 9:25am PDT

      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.

    231. RafeMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 9:31am PDT

      The crump-crump sound as you walk over a fresh heavy downfall

    232. Jo WelchMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 9:31am PDT

      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.

    233. marlisMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 9:33am PDT

      I love snow for the crisp crunching sound it makes when you walk on it.

    234. Emily KorvenMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 9:37am PDT

      I love snow and everything about winter, avid outdoors person with nothing but love for skiing, backcountry exploring and snowshoeing!

    235. RoseMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 9:47am PDT

      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)!

    236. Sarah ChowMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 9:56am PDT

      I love snowshoeing!

    237. RosannaMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 10:13am PDT

      Snow brings back great childhood memories!

    238. Alysha RohlaMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 10:16am PDT

      Love the way fresh snow sparkles at night under moonlight! Makes you feel so cozy ๐Ÿ™‚

    239. RosannaMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 10:16am PDT

      Snow brings back childhood memories!

    240. DanaeaMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 10:19am PDT

      The best memories are created in the snow! It’s fresh, soft, and a perfect landing for delving into adventurous activities.

    241. NatleeMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 10:30am PDT

      Always up to try something new!!! Life is too short not to!!!

    242. Louisa LeeMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 10:53am PDT

      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! ๐Ÿ˜€

    243. JenniferMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 11:03am PDT

      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!

    244. MicheleMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 11:32am PDT

      There is nothing better than being in the snow on a sunshine filled day…makes you smile from the inside out!

    245. YogagirkMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 11:34am PDT

      Just moved back to the 604 area and would love to give snowshoeing a try!!! This would be a great prize.

    246. Katie PallenMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 11:39am PDT

      I love when the snow first falls on the ground and hasn’t been disturbed by anyone or anything.

    247. MaryanneMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 11:42am PDT

      I love watching my dog jump around in the snow!

    248. DianaMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 11:42am PDT

      The way it glitters when it’s fresh!

    249. LawrenceMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 1:57pm PDT

      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.

    250. TammyMonday, March 7th, 2011 — 10:51pm PDT

      Snow makes everything seem magical. It sparkles, it silences, its calming. Great for photography too.

    251. Grouse MountainTuesday, March 8th, 2011 — 4:21pm PDT

      Thanks to everyone for your entries, and thanks to Miss604 for running this contest!

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