Grouse Mountain Peak of Christmas 2012

Comments 182 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Grouse Mountain is the Peak of Christmas in Vancouver with mountain-top ice skating, skiing, Santa’s reindeer and other snowy adventures with sweeping views high above the city.

View from the Peak Chalet
Photo credit: mountainhiker on Flickr

A fire crackling in the outdoor pit, the scraping of skate blades on the ice, fresh powder falling from the sky, and the aroma of Beaver Tails wafting through the crisp mountain air. Once you purchase your lift ticket on the world-famous Grouse Mountain Sky Ride you have access to all Peak of Christmas activities, until December 24th, like visiting Santa’s reindeer Dancer and Vixen, ice skating, Christmas movies in the Chalet, a brand new Gingerbread Village this year in the Chalet and reindeer crafts including antler decorating.

Grouse Mountain
Photo credit: bcbusinesshub on Flickr

Santa's Reindeer Snowy Trees
Photo credit: mountainhiker & mountainhiker on Flickr

Grouse Mountain
Photo credit: bcbusinesshub on Flickr

You can also purchase to special events like Breakfast with Santa or head out on a snowshoe adventure. Warm up with a hot chocolate from Lupins or the Grouse Grind Coffee Bar or stop in for a bite at Altitudes Bistro or The Observatory.

If you would like to experience the Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain this season I have a family prize pack available that includes: A Family Peak of Christmas Ticket (2 adults, 2 children), ice skating rentals, and a $50 Grouse Mountain gift card.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming your favourite snowy-day activity (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a family @grousemountain #PeakofChristmas prize pack from @miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, December 13, 2012. The gift card can be used in any retail store or food and beverage outlet on the mountain with the exception of Starbucks. Follow Grouse Mountain on Facebook and Twitter for more information about events, activities, and conditions this season.

Update The winner is Ai Ling!

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182 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. DavidTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 11:37am PST

    Nothing beats making a snowman 🙂

  2. ColinTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 11:37am PST

    Going skiing to Grouse mountain is my favourite snowy day activity of course!

  3. ellenTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 11:39am PST

    I love skating on an outdoor rink, brings back great childhood memories!

  4. Jenn KTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 11:40am PST

    I love going for walks in the snow and having hot chocolate after.

  5. MichelleTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 11:51am PST

    We love skating on the outdoor rink,and seeing the mountain decorated for christmas 🙂

  6. GillianTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 11:54am PST

    At home – making a snowman. Not at home – SNOWSHOEING!!

  7. robTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 11:57am PST

    Making snowmen or walking through the crunchy snow.

  8. TaylorTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 11:57am PST

    Nothing beats sledding followed by hot chocolate

  9. maryTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 12:01pm PST

    building a snowman

  10. GaryTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 12:11pm PST

    Snowball Fights!

  11. DebraTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 12:16pm PST

    Making snow angels!

  12. AmyTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 12:16pm PST


  13. SarahTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 12:16pm PST

    Tobogganing is best! So many memories as a kid flying down the hill 🙂

  14. LindaTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 12:17pm PST

    Walking in the snow with the kids.

  15. ElaanTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 12:32pm PST

    I love ice skating! But making a snowman is pretty awesome, and you don’t have to go far…

  16. AmTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 12:33pm PST

    Snowball fights!!

  17. RachelTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 12:37pm PST


  18. LaraTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 12:39pm PST


  19. JeffTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 12:40pm PST

    Yep, it’s togogganing!

  20. ZaeliaTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 12:49pm PST

    Snowshoeing is great fun!

  21. VincentTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 12:56pm PST

    One of my favourite snow day activities is to go snowshoeing and then resting up with a nice hot chocolate. It’s just amazing to be able to slowly walk by beautiful scenery and stop to breathe it all in.

  22. TonyTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 12:58pm PST

    Shovelling the snow.

  23. matthew mTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 1:27pm PST

    outdoor skating.

  24. lucTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 1:34pm PST

    So pretty!

  25. JeffTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 1:54pm PST

    I love après-ski.

  26. WallyTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 2:05pm PST


  27. AngieTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 2:15pm PST

    Snowshoeing is our favourite activity…with hot chocolate afterwards of course.

  28. EileenTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 2:22pm PST

    Ice skating outside is a favourite!

  29. SabrinaTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 2:34pm PST

    Love going for a walk in the snow, then coming home to hot chocolate with marshmallows!

  30. liz eynonTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 2:40pm PST

    Ice skating and throwing snowballs of course!

  31. Lori-Airbnb SuperhostTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 2:52pm PST


  32. Michael KwanTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 2:52pm PST

    Staying inside and drinking hot chocolate. :p

  33. DarcyTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 2:55pm PST

    I like to shovel snow and then come inside for a big cup of hot chocolate!

  34. JenTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 3:21pm PST

    Drinking hot chocolate in front of a fire after being out in the cold! Nothing beats it 🙂

  35. AnitaTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 3:33pm PST

    Oooh that’s a hard one. Snowshoeing or just tromping around in the snow when it is silent and you can hear the snow crunch!

  36. BreezeTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 3:37pm PST

    Snowball fight with the kids followed by steaming hot chocolate. Wonderful.

  37. LaurenTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 3:47pm PST

    Sledding at precarious speeds down a hill.

  38. JanTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 3:57pm PST

    I do enjoy shoveling the white stuff

  39. taniaTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 3:58pm PST

    Sledding down a snowy hill is so much fun!!

  40. SophiaTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 3:59pm PST

    Thanks so much for the contest miss604! I’d love to go with my family!

  41. rinoTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 3:59pm PST

    Having a snowball fight with the kids!

  42. christineTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 4:04pm PST


  43. Jeff MacLeodTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 4:04pm PST

    Snowshoeing. I just recently bought some high end snowboarding/snowshoeing outfits and am looking to head up to Grouse this winter.

  44. RamonaTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 4:07pm PST

    Snowboarding and sipping hot chocolate!

  45. AbbyTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 4:11pm PST

    Taking pictures of the trees covered in snow.

  46. EllaTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 4:11pm PST


  47. Peter HTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 4:13pm PST

    probably extreme tobogganist

  48. SharonTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 4:16pm PST

    Building a snowman

  49. RoselynTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 4:18pm PST


  50. SharylinTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 4:21pm PST

    There’s nothing like skating on an outdoor rink while the snow is falling!

  51. Cristina LTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 4:26pm PST

    Our family loves looking for a frozen lake to skate on and we love snowboarding! WE LOVE SNOW!!!

  52. lorTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 4:28pm PST

    a night time walk in the snow!

  53. janet priceTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 4:28pm PST

    ice skating with my family outdoors surronded by snow was magical!!

  54. Lelainia LloydTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 4:28pm PST

    Taking my black Lab, Indiana Jones to play in the snow. He LOVES it & he makes us laugh. He looks like a rescue dog in his red storm coat.

    Tweeting this!

  55. Sonja STuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 4:29pm PST

    A nighttime snowshoe with a full moon and a thermos of hot cooca!

  56. SusanTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 4:29pm PST


  57. Melissa SkodaTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 4:32pm PST

    Snow angels on grouse!

  58. Meagan BTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 4:44pm PST

    My favourite snowy day activity is Snowboarding on the local mountains!!

  59. VinnieTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 4:45pm PST

    Baking cookies and taking a walk through the snow!

  60. SandraTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 4:53pm PST


  61. JenniferTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 5:12pm PST

    What a great Christmas gift for the family!

  62. DebbieTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 6:05pm PST

    Snow ball fight!

  63. Deborah SmartTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 6:17pm PST

    I love going for walks through the snow, the boys build a snowman, finished off with hot chocolate – with marshmallows of course! This year I’d love to try snow shoeing! Thanks for the chance to win!

  64. Michelle W.Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 6:41pm PST

    Making a snowman! You’re never too old to make a snowman :D:D

  65. Joyce LTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 6:58pm PST

    Seeing Christmas light displays all over town!:)

  66. AmritTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 7:11pm PST

    Having a snow ball fight and then drinking hot chocolate afterwards!

  67. LindaTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 7:12pm PST


  68. Marcy Siple OakleyTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 7:17pm PST

    Peak time with the family would br great! No better place than up there on Grouse, Merry Christmas!

  69. MoonTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 7:22pm PST

    snowball fight

  70. AmyTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 7:23pm PST

    making snowmans!

  71. Ashley ChowTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 7:40pm PST

    Going for a walk in the snow or enjoying hot chocolate while looking at the snow (with the fire going of course)!

  72. ErinTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 7:52pm PST

    My favourite snowy activity is snowshoeing.

  73. RayMaddlyTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 7:57pm PST

    Zipping down an icy hill on a sled.

  74. Tim ChanTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 7:58pm PST

    Favourite thing to do is snowboard!
    (that or stay indoors, drink hot chocolate, and listen to Christmas tunes)

  75. ErinTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 8:01pm PST

    Walking the neighborhood when it’s super quiet and you can hear the snow falling!

  76. JulieTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 8:18pm PST

    Snowshoeing at night!

  77. JustineTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 8:25pm PST


  78. Stewart RogersTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 8:29pm PST

    Oddly, shoveling.

  79. lindaTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 8:40pm PST

    I’m new to snow so I’m still figuring out my favourite snowy-day activity.

  80. KarenTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 8:51pm PST

    My favourite snowy day activity is running. It’s so quiet and peaceful, and the temperature is always just about perfect.

  81. CarrieTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 9:04pm PST

    Making a snowman with my boys

  82. jenTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 9:07pm PST

    Drink hot chocolate and spend time with family and friends 🙂

  83. MosheTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 9:11pm PST

    snow tubing

  84. Lor.Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 9:11pm PST


  85. Jenn FergusonTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 9:19pm PST

    Snow angels followed by hot choco!

  86. Mike GismondiTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 9:22pm PST

    downhill skiing!

  87. Cindy SmithTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 9:29pm PST

    Making a snowman

  88. MeganTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 9:54pm PST


  89. VivienTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 9:55pm PST

    Snowboarding 🙂

  90. AmyTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 10:00pm PST

    I love snow angels and men, but it’s been years. 🙂

  91. Steve v.Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 10:24pm PST

    Snowshoeing baby!

  92. Laura L.Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 10:25pm PST


  93. TIm AnsleyTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 10:36pm PST

    Snowball fight!

  94. Brenda ATuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 10:40pm PST

    Love playing in the snow with the little ones.

  95. belindaTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 11:14pm PST


  96. CarolTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 11:38pm PST


  97. Elizabeth SalesWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 12:17am PST


  98. TrixieWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 12:20am PST

    Making snowmen that look like the family and drinking hot chocolate!

  99. Jacqueline WennesWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 7:02am PST

    Building snow forts with my children and having snowball fun, watching my havanese dog jump like a rabbit in the snow and get snowballs all over her furry legs too funny

  100. DerekWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 7:12am PST

    Outdoor pond hockey, up for a bit of shinny action eh

  101. KatrinaWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 8:21am PST

    love, love x-country skiing!

  102. GregWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 8:26am PST


  103. Debbie fWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 8:27am PST

    making a snowman.

  104. NaokoWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 9:47am PST

    Making snow angels!! Our nieces from Ojai, California will be visiting and we would love to take them there. This will be their first White Christmas

  105. MichelleWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 10:10am PST

    snowshoeing and tobogganing!1

  106. Lindsey M.Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 10:41am PST

    Playing in the snow!

  107. ChrisWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 10:46am PST

    shovelling snow

  108. KatieWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 11:27am PST

    Have to go with snowshoeing.

  109. BeckyWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 11:46am PST

    A good snowball fight! 🙂 I would seriously love to see those reindeer though…:)

  110. Elizabeth BWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 12:24pm PST

    I love just walking in the snow when it is first starting to fall…everything becomes so quiet because of the blanket of snow on everything

  111. MichaelWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 12:39pm PST

    I remember snowball fights with my brothers when I was a kid…good times 🙂

  112. EmilyWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 1:21pm PST

    Snowshoeing on Seymour! I have yet to snowshoe on Grouse, looking forward to it this winter 🙂

  113. JuliaWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 1:25pm PST

    Have never snowshoed – but would like to try!

  114. VinceWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 1:26pm PST

    Tobogganing with my cousins.

  115. DBWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 1:28pm PST

    I would love to take my family here – just to experience it all!

  116. Pat CummingWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 1:57pm PST

    Tobogganing on Seymour Mountain

  117. Pat CummingWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 1:57pm PST

    Tobogganing on Seymour Mountain

  118. JasonWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 1:57pm PST

    Tubing on Seymour

  119. GregWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 1:58pm PST


  120. ChristineWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 2:02pm PST

    Tobogganing with my kids on the nearest hill we can find!

  121. padmeamidalaWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 2:03pm PST

    I love making a snowman and then having a hot chocolate! 🙂

  122. GlenWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 2:05pm PST

    I’d love to go snowshoeing!

  123. MikeWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 2:08pm PST

    Yay! this would be awesome!

  124. KylaWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 2:08pm PST

    On a beautiful sunny snowy day I love to hear the crunch crunch crunch under my boots as I walk up the hill and then zoom down it on my toboggan!!

  125. PaulWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 2:13pm PST

    Doughnuts in the parking lot.

  126. AmyWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 2:17pm PST

    Snowball fight!!!

  127. KrissyWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 2:18pm PST

    walking in a winter wonderland

  128. Ai LingWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 2:40pm PST

    Throwing snowballs!

  129. DebWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 3:22pm PST

    drinking hot chocolate by the fire is my fave snowy day activity 🙂

  130. mariaWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 3:35pm PST

    I love snowshoeing!

  131. LYNWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 3:52pm PST

    listening to Christmas music while keeping
    warm by the fireplace inside, & watching the snowflakes drift to the ground outside.

  132. MichaelWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 3:57pm PST


  133. FarhangWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 4:03pm PST

    Snowboarding! Best!

  134. Chris SaundersWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 5:23pm PST

    Going out for a walk with the dogs, all wrapped up snugly and warm. Then returning home and drinking a nice warming hot chocolate.

  135. JeanneWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 6:11pm PST

    Walking in the snow

  136. Dennis L.Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 8:08pm PST

    Snowball fights of course!

  137. cindy quachWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 8:17pm PST

    snow angels

  138. JocelynWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 8:31pm PST

    Making Snow Angels!

  139. brianne sheppardWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 8:38pm PST

    taking the dog for a walk and checking out the neighborhood christmas lights… then hot chocolate at home!

  140. kathleen lehanWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 9:11pm PST

    I love making snow angels 🙂

  141. DilaraWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 9:15pm PST

    I love making snow angels

  142. IainWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 9:30pm PST

    never get tired of sledding with the kids.

  143. Vanessa WWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 10:11pm PST

    Snow angels!

  144. CeceWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 10:33pm PST

    Standing in the snow admiring my kids having a blast in it <3

  145. ShandyWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 10:37pm PST

    My favourite snowy day activity has always been tobogganing!

  146. Krista LeeWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 10:38pm PST

    Making snow angels, building a snowman, constructing a fort and having snowball fights.

  147. Sam JohnstonWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 10:38pm PST

    Having a snowball fight has always been my favourite

  148. BrandonWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 10:40pm PST

    I love going tobogganing over at Queen Elizabeth Park with family and friends! Its always a tradition when it snows 🙂

  149. BarbaraWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 10:41pm PST

    snowshoeing with the kiddies high atop Vancouvers mountains

  150. Peter vTWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 10:42pm PST

    Snowshoeing or just walking in the snow. But my favourite would be gifting this to a certain family and them enjoying this would warm my heart so much I’d be worried the snow would melt away. Ya, I know ;-). true though…

  151. SueWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 10:58pm PST

    making a snowman!

  152. Megan HWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 11:01pm PST

    Just walking around in the snow, so peaceful.

  153. annaWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 11:02pm PST

    snowshoeing with family and friends 🙂

  154. BJWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 11:06pm PST

    Cross-country skiing!

  155. LarissaWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 11:08pm PST


  156. TracyWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 11:23pm PST

    I love skating!

  157. OksanaWednesday, December 12th, 2012 — 11:29pm PST

    Curling and skating!

  158. JasonThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 12:38am PST

    Snowball fight with my two kids!!

  159. Jenn SThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 3:43am PST

    Building a snowman, complete with eyes, carrot nose and hat

  160. SherryThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 6:46am PST

    X-country skiing and hot chocolate after!

  161. Prabh GrewalThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 8:42am PST

    Wake up early and do snow photography before it gets ruined by footprints and vehicles.

  162. Robyn CThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 9:55am PST

    Skiing for sure!

  163. AimeeThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 9:56am PST

    Watching the kids learn to snowboard!

  164. Michelle IThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 10:30am PST

    A walk in the snow with the glow of all the pretty colors of the Christmas lights with a hot chocolate in hand. And tobogganing. 🙂

  165. RoThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 11:03am PST

    Eating chestnuts!

  166. SarahThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 11:04am PST

    Cross country skiing

  167. MariekeThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 11:05am PST

    Making snow angels!

  168. AshleeThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 11:09am PST

    Sledding followed by hot chocolate 🙂

  169. WinnieThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 11:11am PST

    My favorite snowy day activity is ice skating!

  170. BarryThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 11:12am PST


  171. ShanyeThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 11:17am PST

    Outdoor skating

  172. Melanie CortnerThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 11:19am PST

    Going to Grouse for a Sleigh ride and outdoor skate with my kids and playing with them in the snow whether building a snow fort, snow man or tobaganning.

  173. Mary TThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 11:31am PST

    Cross country skiing!!!!

  174. peterThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 11:32am PST

    sledding and a bon fire!

  175. LloydThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 11:41am PST

    building a snow fort

  176. RosalindThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 11:55am PST

    building a snowman!!

  177. MagThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 2:03pm PST

    Taking the dog out to play with snow.

  178. JackThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 8:35pm PST

    My favourite snowy-day activity is building snowman with my family!

  179. MarianneThursday, December 13th, 2012 — 9:59pm PST

    cross-country skiing down bunny slopes!!

  180. ShirleyFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 11:26am PST


  181. tazimFriday, December 14th, 2012 — 3:01pm PST

    I like just snowshoeing or walking in the snow.

  182. BryanSaturday, December 15th, 2012 — 2:36pm PST

    Skiing for sure

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