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Grouse Mountain Winter Giveaway

Friday, December 9th, 2011 — 10:33am PDT
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Grouse Mountain is The Peak of Christmas this season with a handful of activities for families, even if you’re not a skier. Enjoy sleigh rides, outdoor ice skating, carollers, music, and visit with Santa himself until December 24, 2011.

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Photo credit: GrahamKing on Flickr

Other special events include Breakfast with Santa from December 14th until the 24th, and a Christmas Lunch on weekdays between 11:30am and 2:00pm in The Observatory restaurant.

I have partnered with Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas for a fantastic family (and friends) giveaway. They have put together a wonderful winter prize pack that includes: 4 tickets up the skyride, 4 snowshoe passes, and 4 ice skate rentals. You can spend the whole day in the snow, looking down on our gorgeous region.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming your favourite snow activity (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a #PeakofChristmas prize pack from @GrouseMountain & @Miss604 #Miss604Holidays

I will draw one winner at 10:00am next Friday, December 16, 2011.

Update The winner is Luc!

Current contests on


  1. Snowshoeing! Have wanted to go so badly! Haven’t been since I was a wee one.

  2. bjh says:

    Cross-country skiing!

  3. Amanda says:


  4. oana says:

    Snowshoeing is my absolute favourite!

  5. Rachelle says:

    Snowboarding for sure!

  6. Beth says:

    I snowshoe, xc ski and downhill ski. Hard to choose one favourite!

  7. Jenn says:

    I love going for walks in the snow… especially to somewhere that has hot chocolate! Snowshoeing at Grouse is also lots of fun!

  8. Gladys says:

    Snowboarding . . . but I’ve been wanting to go snowshoeing again for a long time now. Got to try it in high school for PE, and loved it!

  9. NM says:

    Snowshoeing and ice skating are my top favorite!

  10. Kat Percy says:

    Nordic skiing!! We’re heading up to Sun Peaks for Christmas, so I can’t wait!

  11. Val says:

    Ice Skating!

  12. marrrio_ says:

    making a 10foot tall snowman!! every year when it snows.

  13. Kate Wilson says:

    I haven’t skated in years!! This sounds awesome!

  14. Dilara says:

    Snowboarding is my absolute favorite!

  15. LisaB says:

    snow fort construction

  16. Michelle says:

    Building a snowman has to be the best snow activity!!!

  17. I went on a first date one time with this guy, and I took him up to Grouse, and we went ice skating on the pond outside, then we went in for some hot chocolate and snacks I’d brought. It was a pretty amazing first date! The relationship didn’t last, but what a great memory!
    My fave snow activity… does sitting by the fire with a snifter of Bailey’s count??

  18. Haermoni says:

    Snowshoeing! ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. Shannon says:


  20. Kimberley Dawn says:

    Skating outside on the pond on Grouse Mountain-been dying to go back and showshoe!

  21. marlis says:


  22. janice says:


  23. margaret says:

    Oh, I like making snow angels! Haven’t been snowshoeing since I was a little kid but I’d love to give it another go.

  24. Meg W says:

    Making snowmen ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Kay says:

    Ice Skating!

  26. Jamie says:

    Most definitely snowboarding, closely followed by snow-cave-building!

  27. Yvonne says:

    snowball fight

  28. Mich says:

    Snowboarding and aprรจs!

  29. Jade says:


  30. Stephanie says:

    Does lounging in the outdoor pool with my kids at the Westin in Whistler with falling snow count as a snow activity? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  31. Liza says:

    Making Snow Angels with my 2 boys (age 7 & 8). Just lying there in the snow – looking up the sky giggling and laughing away.

  32. Steven says:

    snowboarding! Snowboarding at Grouse is so beautiful

  33. J says:

    I love just going for a walk when it’s snowing out.

    When I was a kid I used to like making face first snow angels. …yes I wanted my snow angels to have faces.

  34. Brianne says:

    Skiing! Nothing like the smell of winter and cedar trees and seeing the snow sparkle in the sun while cruising down the mountain. It’s amazing!

  35. Nicola Horsfield says:

    Snowshoeing and playing in the snow with the family!

  36. Alex says:


  37. Jeff says:

    I have to go with snowball fights too.

  38. Bryan says:

    Snowboarding of course!

  39. laura says:


  40. Snoeshowing sounds like a great time!

  41. Moira says:


  42. Kelli says:

    downhill skiing, and admiring the night view down the Cut!

  43. Sanaz says:

    Snowmobiling after skiing of course:)

  44. Denise says:


  45. mary says:


  46. Jewels says:


  47. Harj says:

    love skiing!!

  48. Kevin Walton says:

    Definitely snowshoeing!

  49. Amy L says:

    I live in Texas now – no snow ๐Ÿ™ my favourite winter activity was in Alaska walking home in the dark through dark woods. That muffled quiet. A little bit of snow falling, the soft crunch underfoot. It could have been any time period.

  50. Nicole says:

    I love skiing! =)

  51. Christine says:


  52. Avril Phillips says:

    Snowshoeing is a firm favourite!

  53. S.Field says:

    One year the extended family did a horse drawn sled ride (outside of Edmonton) in the snow. It felt oh so Christmas carol-y.

  54. Katie says:

    Skiing is pretty amazing.

  55. Grace Mok says:

    Skiing! But hopefully we get more snow this year!!

  56. Deb C says:

    Snowshoeing is our family tradition in the winter!

  57. Abby says:

    Drinking tea and looking outside at the snow.

  58. lindsay says:


  59. Caitlin says:


  60. Nic says:

    It’s a tie between skating outdoors and snowshoeing!

  61. Christine C says:

    would love to snowshoe ๐Ÿ˜‰

  62. Jas says:

    Snow shoeing!

  63. Oksana says:

    Ice-skating!Learned at age of 40 as I am originally from snow-less country and made all my family to start.Never tried outdoor skating yet.

  64. Janina says:

    Snowboarding! Snowshoeing would be fun to try though!

  65. Maryanne says:

    snow shoeing! I want to go!

  66. Sara says:

    Building snowmen.

  67. Lesley says:

    Snowball fights, building igloos, definitely ice skating!

  68. Alicia says:


  69. Melanie says:

    Snow tubing!!

  70. Andrew says:


  71. Roberta says:

    Snowboarding too! Although, skating and snowshoeing up on top of Grouse sounds lovely too!

  72. Erin says:

    My favorite winter activity is definitely skiing!!!!! SO MUCH FUN!

  73. Jessica says:

    snowboarding, but think I’ll enjoy snowshoeing with my baby in the backpack!

  74. chrissy says:


  75. Bert says:

    Love skiing! Grouse Mtn has the best view of the city while you’re going down the slopes ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. Joanna Moss says:

    Our favorite winter activity is ice skating!

  77. Jessica says:

    Snowboarding, and snow angels, and snowball fights

  78. Jane says:


  79. gail whitworth says:


  80. Jessica R.F says:

    I don’t know if this counts, but definitely snowball fights! I get these crazed giggles come over me just like when I’m on a swing!

  81. Tracy Mack says:

    My favorite snow activity would have to be snowshoeing with my family and friends! Such a great time!

  82. isobel says:

    snowshoeing is my new favorite pasttime!

  83. Kelly says:

    I love to snowboard! But I haven’t been up in 3 years, since my daughter was born:o(

  84. Kate says:

    Absolutely every single one! I love snowshoeing, skiing, skating, ice hockey on a lake or pond, tobogganing……….yeah for winter!

  85. Ian says:

    My favourite snow activity is skating!

    no, wait – curling!

    am I doing this wrong?

  86. liana says:

    Used to be skiing, but went snowshoeing with our 2.5 year old last year, and that was awesome. Might become skiing again when we get him started (this year?, next?).

    Would love to partake in a Grouse Mtn skyride & winter wonderland adventure.

  87. Jan says:

    making snow angels

  88. Vince says:

    ice skating!

  89. Al says:

    Looking forward to snowshoeing!

  90. Charles says:

    I enjoy snow shoeing!

  91. deidre says:

    making snow people and animals with my daughters!

  92. Julia says:

    skating and sledding!

  93. Laura says:

    First choice: snowboarding. Second (yet to be learned…) snow-kiteboarding! Yah!

  94. Cecilia says:


  95. Lena says:


  96. Charles says:


  97. KKung says:

    frolicking in the snow ๐Ÿ™‚

  98. Joaquin says:

    snowboarding but i’m not very good at it

  99. Tamryn says:

    Snowball fights! So much fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  100. Garrett says:

    Tobogganing – but would love to try snow shoeing!

  101. Barbara says:

    Cross country skiing! Love it, but hardly ever get to go.

  102. Amy T says:

    Ice Skating.

  103. Iain says:

    Sledding with the kids is a blast.

  104. Chrissy H says:

    My favourite snow activity is snow shoeing!

  105. Jen says:

    I love snowshoeing!!!

  106. Jeremy says:

    Snowshoeing is my favourite ๐Ÿ™‚

  107. Michael Kwan says:

    Building a snowperson (how PC of me).

  108. Stephanie says:

    Snowball fight!!! I’m a 5 year old at heart

  109. Leah says:

    chewing on icicles!

  110. Gwen says:

    Sledding and snowshoeing with my kids.

  111. Monti says:

    Snowball fights!

  112. Shawnna says:

    Snowshoeing at Grouse! Soo much fun!

  113. Lisa says:


  114. jessica says:


  115. maria says:


  116. Lorelei Wey says:


  117. ashleigh vogstad says:

    Snowboarding! All the cool kids do it.

  118. Mila says:

    My favorite snowy activity is skiing with my dad!

  119. Kris says:

    Frolicking. Also, making snow angels. They count, right? ๐Ÿ˜€

  120. kahhlee says:


  121. matthew m says:

    x-country skiing.

  122. Laura says:


  123. rino says:

    definitely snowboarding!

  124. tania says:

    cross country skiing!

  125. Leanna says:

    I’m a big fan of sitting inside and watching the snow falling outside.

  126. Roanne says:


  127. Albert C says:

    snowball fight

  128. Janet says:

    Making a snow man!

  129. Aimee says:

    Sitting in an outdoor hot tub while it snows!

  130. Viv says:

    I love snowboarding! ๐Ÿ™‚

  131. Dawn says:

    Late nite walks! So still and beautiful!

  132. Linda says:


  133. Katie P says:

    Snowman building . . .followed by snow ball fights!

  134. melissa says:


  135. vincent says:

    snowboarding!!! XD

  136. Charles Haynes says:


  137. Stotes says:


  138. Amrit says:

    Definitely ice skating!

  139. Val says:


  140. Hubert says:

    Building snow forts.

  141. Charles says:

    Shoveling ๐Ÿ™‚ …not !!

  142. parker says:

    snowshoeing followed by some yummy eggnog!!

  143. Kash says:

    I love snowboarding with my 6 year old son up at grouse

  144. Hannah says:

    spontaneous snowball fights. especially when a big snowfall comes and it’s the perfect packing snow. but again, I grew up in Ontario, this doesn’t happen much in Vancouver =(

  145. Kristen says:

    Love me some epic skiing!

  146. Courtney says:

    Cruising down the mountainside with a board strapped to my feet: ultimate exhilaration

  147. lor says:


  148. Simon fulber says:

    Well, it is not making yellow snow, it is skiing

  149. Paul Buikema says:

    Most awesome, making snowmen is my kid’s fave snow activity

  150. Stewart Rogers says:

    Shoveling. โ›„

  151. Eve says:

    Snowboarding, hands down!

  152. Jay says:


  153. Bre N says:

    Skating is!

    Good luck everyone + tweeted.

  154. shaelyn says:

    Snowboarding!! Can’t wait to go out this season =)

  155. Tracy says:

    Snowball fights :p

  156. Sean says:

    I love snowshoeing!

  157. colin says:

    There is no better snowshoeing on the north shire than Grouse mountain

  158. Rob says:

    Snowboarding on fresh powder… like flying

  159. Cheerdiva says:

    ice skating!

  160. Liz says:

    My most fave snow activity is snowshoeing ๐Ÿ™‚ especially if the end result has a place for a cup of cocoa ๐Ÿ™‚

  161. Jay says:


  162. Lindsey Straily says:

    Snow Angels

  163. Christine says:

    snowshoeing, skiing and sleigh rides O MY!

  164. Darcy g says:

    Sledding or tubing

  165. stephanie says:

    Our family loves ice skating. Not that I am that good.

  166. Belinda says:

    making snow angels

  167. Shelley says:

    Snowshoeing is one of my favorites! I would love to win this prize for my family!

  168. Joey says:

    Tobogganning or snowmen :0

  169. Winnie says:


  170. Brenda says:

    Skating! and if I had a chance to go tubing, I’m sure that will become one of my favorites too : )

  171. Farhan says:

    Snowball fights!
    I miss being a kid.

  172. carly says:

    Snow Angels !!

  173. Spencer says:

    I love attempting to build an igloo/snow fort! But we never get enough snow, so here’s hoping for a white Christmas!

  174. Cathy says:

    It’s a tie between ice skating and making a snowman. Such a kid at heart ๐Ÿ™‚

  175. Donna says:


  176. Anna Sutherland says:


  177. Bonnie says:

    Snowball fight

  178. Tiffany says:

    Snowboarding for sure!

  179. Rachel says:


  180. Marianne says:

    cross-country skiing

  181. Mandy says:

    Ice skating !

  182. maryanne says:

    Honestly, my favourite snow activity is sitting indoors snuggled up on a sofa with hot chocolate, looking out the window and watching the snowflakes falling outside.

    That said, I love snowshoeing too ๐Ÿ™‚

  183. Meagan says:

    I love love love skating at Christmas time ๐Ÿ˜‰

  184. ag. says:

    MAKING SNOW ANGELS! Would love to see some snow this winter!

  185. Graeme says:

    Every Christmas we go snowshoeing! Take a little hot choc and you’re all set for a great day!

  186. Emily H says:


  187. Jennifer says:

    Making snowmen

  188. Serena says:


  189. ronda says:

    Skiing with my daughter. I have to work hard to keep up with her!

  190. Teresa K says:


  191. Sabinah says:

    skiing with my kids!

  192. Teresa says:

    Not technically a snow activity, but skating up at Grouse is amazing!

  193. JC says:

    Snowboarding and making snow angels. ๐Ÿ™‚

  194. Tiffany Kalanj says:


  195. Peter H says:

    tandem snowshoeing

  196. Michael b says:

    Snowball fights!

  197. Edwin H says:


  198. Tina says:


  199. Elysia S says:


  200. Harpreet says:

    Going for a walk in the snow with my husband and daughter!

  201. Michel says:

    Ice skating. Not because I’m any good at it but because my husband loves it and he always looks like a big kid when he’s out there.

  202. Brenda says:

    My dad taught my sister & I how to ice skate,that’s my favourite,especially on a outdoor rink,in the cool crisp fresh air,ah…….

  203. gigi says:


  204. Andy Lumb says:

    Would love to try snowshoeing on Grouse.

  205. Maggie says:


  206. Vivian says:

    snowboarding for sure!

  207. Pavel says:

    Nice idea to spend a day with friends!

  208. Ruby says:


  209. Manveet says:


  210. cheryl says:

    ice skating

  211. Vanessa says:


  212. Sharon says:

    I’d love to take my husband snowshoeing for his first time!

  213. James says:

    Skiing of course

  214. Will says:

    Wow. This would be perfect for my friends who want go skiing up at Grouse with me this season.

  215. richard w says:

    Walking while it is snowing ๐Ÿ™‚

  216. Chelle says:

    I’ve always loved snowtubing, but I’ve been wanting to try snowshoeing!

  217. alex says:

    I really enjoy snowshoeing!

  218. Karen says:

    I’d love to go snow tubing or snow showing this year with our kids. Fresh air and views of our beautiful city!!! Ahhhh I feel relaxed already.

  219. Justine says:

    Snowshoeing is my favourite! A quiet walk amongst snow-covered trees is relaxing and energizing at the same time.

  220. Chris Vytasek says:

    Snowball fight with some good friends and a hot meal afterwards. Good times!

  221. Paul says:

    Downhill skiing

  222. Building snowmen! Ok, and a snowball ambush ๐Ÿ˜‰

  223. Karen says:

    The bears!!

  224. Meline says:

    Toboganning is the funnest! ๐Ÿ™‚

  225. Vicky says:

    Snowboarding with good friends…so much fun!! Apres with poutine mmmmm….

  226. alana says:

    playing in the snow….watching my kids….plus hot chocolate

  227. Gina says:

    Making snow angels =)

  228. Meg says:

    Late night walks on the eve of the first snowfall. So peaceful and beautiful.

  229. Erica says:


  230. Kathy says:

    Snowboarding, ideally. Wish I was better at it.

  231. Sonia says:

    It used to be making snowman with my one and only grandson when he was just a baby. Now that he is three, got picky with he looks of the snowman and it became back breaking for me. Now we just make snow angels even in the carpeted floor pretending that here is snow. It gets quite pricey to go up to any mountains these days.

  232. Jennifer M. says:

    Cross-country skiing!!

  233. Grace C. says:

    Since I’m not really a “snow” person, I like snowshoeing the most.

  234. Von says:

    Tobogganing always!

  235. Vinnie says:

    Ice skating, snowtubing and drinking hot chocolate by the fire while watching Love Actually with my loved ones!

  236. Becky says:

    Snowboarding, or downhill skiing ๐Ÿ™‚ The view at Grouse is incredible!

  237. Annie says:

    making snow angels and the biggest snowman possible!

  238. marshall says:

    I enjoy walking in a new blanket of snow while it’s snowing at night downtown Vancouver with my wife. I wanna make snow angels in the snow with my 16 month daughter.

  239. Katie B says:

    Favorite snow activity: Making a snowman w/family

  240. Winnie says:

    snowball fighting with friends!

  241. Ceci says:

    Making snowmans and snowangels!!

  242. Greg says:

    Outdoor ice skating is one of my favourite things to do.

  243. Emily says:


  244. Sarah says:

    Snowball fights =)

  245. Brittany says:

    I love making snow angels!!

  246. Alex Cameron says:

    Skiing of course

  247. Laura says:

    I Love skiing the most but would like to try snowshoeing it looks like alot of fun!!

  248. mottypark says:

    i’m always all for snow angels to keep the laughter going…

  249. Kim says:


  250. Raju says:


  251. Michelle says:

    Snowboarding for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

  252. Cor says:

    I am from N Van and home for the holidays! This would be fabulous!

  253. Linda says:

    Perfect place to spend the day with our family of 4. Just bought my husband some new snow shoes and he has already tried them out once this season:)

  254. Gordon says:

    This would be such a wonderful day of family fun.

  255. Sean Davies says:

    Snowboarding…never tried snowshoeing,,,sounds like fun.

  256. Karen says:

    making footprints in fresh snow =)

  257. Alexandra says:

    Snowshoeing with my BFF’s!

  258. linda says:

    I’m relatively new to the world of snow so my favourite activity is watching it fall.

  259. Shane Anderson says:

    definatly making snow angels!

  260. Lauren says:

    Ice skating on top of Grouse Mountain would be so much fun!

  261. Tracey Anderson says:

    snowball fight!

  262. Maria says:


  263. Dale says:

    My favourite is crosscountry skiing!

  264. Gary says:

    I love tubing – makes me feel like a kid again

  265. Maggie says:


  266. Gerald says:

    Cross-country skiing!

  267. Stotes says:

    Snow shoeing.

  268. Jessica says:

    Building snowmen with my girls.

  269. Jenn says:

    Snow angels!

  270. tracey miller says:

    making snow angels with my kids

  271. Vania says:

    Snowshoeing??? Yeah!!!!!!!! Skating??? Yeah. At Grouse? Double yeahh!!!!

  272. Elisa Tang says:

    i’d love to try snowshoeing!

  273. Amy says:

    Snowboarding, snow angels, building the first snowman of the season ๐Ÿ™‚

  274. Lee Roberts says:

    As a kid I loved going tobogganing at Grouse. I would lovee to take my kids up there to enjoy the same winter activity

  275. Amanda says:

    My kids love to make snow angels!

  276. Jennifer Breakspear says:

    Skiing and snowshoeing… its a toss up between the two of them.

  277. Chris says:

    Making snow angels!

  278. Bernadette says:

    snowboarding with my 11 year old. We just both learned last year and have created this as a mommy and me time between my son and I.

  279. mike says:

    making snowmen

  280. Eileen says:


  281. Jennie says:

    Snowball fight!!

  282. Brent Bowker says:

    X-Country skiing!

  283. Thomas says:


  284. Duncan Stephen says:

    Definitely snow shoeing!

  285. Joanne says:

    I <3 snowshoeing!

  286. Laura says:

    I LOVE ice skating. It makes me so happy and it’s totally romantic ๐Ÿ™‚

  287. Jennifer says:

    I love going up to the mountain with the family and just doing anything fun!

  288. Titus says:

    snowboarding + skiing!

  289. Aileen R says:

    Tubing down the mountains.

  290. Lynn Routley says:

    Night Skiing, looking at all the lights of our beautiful city!

  291. ANgela R says:


  292. Jamie R says:

    Snowball fights!

  293. Jen says:

    I love snowshoeing. I couldn’t go last year, since I was heavily pregnant and mostly useless, so I’m looking forward to making up for lost time this year!

  294. Simona says:

    Making snow angels

  295. Maureen says:

    Skiing, skating, toboganning! How do you choose just one!!

  296. Tee says:

    Snowball fights

  297. Deanna Legare says:

    making snowmen!

  298. Dennis says:

    Ice skating outdoors on Grouse!!

  299. Scott says:


  300. Julia says:

    Ice skating! Outdoor ice skating is the best!

  301. Gina says:

    Flying down a hill on a crazy carpet!

  302. Renee says:

    Snowboarding fo shizzle~!

  303. Cait says:

    Watching the dog romp around in it ๐Ÿ™‚

  304. Sherri Robson says:

    making homemade slurpees with the kids! DONT USE YELLOW SNOW

  305. Brittany says:

    Skiing! and snow-tubing =D

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