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Grouse Mountain Peak of Christmas 2012

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 11:34am PDT
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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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  1. David says:

    Nothing beats making a snowman ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Colin says:

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

  3. ellen says:

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

  4. Jenn K says:

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

  5. Michelle says:

    We love skating on the outdoor rink,and seeing the mountain decorated for christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Gillian says:

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

  7. rob says:

    Making snowmen or walking through the crunchy snow.

  8. Taylor says:

    Nothing beats sledding followed by hot chocolate

  9. mary says:

    building a snowman

  10. Gary says:

    Snowball Fights!

  11. Debra says:

    Making snow angels!

  12. Amy says:


  13. Sarah says:

    Tobogganing is best! So many memories as a kid flying down the hill ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Linda says:

    Walking in the snow with the kids.

  15. Elaan says:

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

  16. Am says:

    Snowball fights!!

  17. Rachel says:


  18. Lara says:


  19. Jeff says:

    Yep, it’s togogganing!

  20. Zaelia says:

    Snowshoeing is great fun!

  21. Vincent says:

    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. Tony says:

    Shovelling the snow.

  23. matthew m says:

    outdoor skating.

  24. luc says:

    So pretty!

  25. Jeff says:

    I love aprรจs-ski.

  26. Wally says:


  27. Angie says:

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

  28. Eileen says:

    Ice skating outside is a favourite!

  29. Sabrina says:

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

  30. liz eynon says:

    Ice skating and throwing snowballs of course!

  31. Michael Kwan says:

    Staying inside and drinking hot chocolate. :p

  32. Darcy says:

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

  33. Jen says:

    Drinking hot chocolate in front of a fire after being out in the cold! Nothing beats it ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Anita says:

    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!

  35. Breeze says:

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

  36. Lauren says:

    Sledding at precarious speeds down a hill.

  37. Jan says:

    I do enjoy shoveling the white stuff

  38. tania says:

    Sledding down a snowy hill is so much fun!!

  39. Sophia says:

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

  40. rino says:

    Having a snowball fight with the kids!

  41. christine says:


  42. Jeff MacLeod says:

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

  43. Ramona says:

    Snowboarding and sipping hot chocolate!

  44. Abby says:

    Taking pictures of the trees covered in snow.

  45. Ella says:


  46. Peter H says:

    probably extreme tobogganist

  47. Sharon says:

    Building a snowman

  48. Roselyn says:


  49. Sharylin says:

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

  50. Cristina L says:

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

  51. lor says:

    a night time walk in the snow!

  52. janet price says:

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

  53. 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!

  54. Sonja S says:

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

  55. Susan says:


  56. Snow angels on grouse!

  57. Meagan B says:

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

  58. Vinnie says:

    Baking cookies and taking a walk through the snow!

  59. Sandra says:


  60. Jennifer says:

    What a great Christmas gift for the family!

  61. Debbie says:

    Snow ball fight!

  62. Deborah Smart says:

    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!

  63. Michelle W. says:

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

  64. Joyce L says:

    Seeing Christmas light displays all over town!:)

  65. Amrit says:

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

  66. Linda says:


  67. Marcy Siple Oakley says:

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

  68. Moon says:

    snowball fight

  69. Amy says:

    making snowmans!

  70. Ashley Chow says:

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

  71. Erin says:

    My favourite snowy activity is snowshoeing.

  72. RayMaddly says:

    Zipping down an icy hill on a sled.

  73. Tim Chan says:

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

  74. Erin says:

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

  75. Julie says:

    Snowshoeing at night!

  76. Justine says:


  77. Stewart Rogers says:

    Oddly, shoveling.

  78. linda says:

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

  79. Karen says:

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

  80. Carrie says:

    Making a snowman with my boys

  81. jen says:

    Drink hot chocolate and spend time with family and friends ๐Ÿ™‚

  82. Moshe says:

    snow tubing

  83. Lor. says:


  84. Jenn Ferguson says:

    Snow angels followed by hot choco!

  85. Mike Gismondi says:

    downhill skiing!

  86. Cindy Smith says:

    Making a snowman

  87. Megan says:


  88. Vivien says:

    Snowboarding ๐Ÿ™‚

  89. Amy says:

    I love snow angels and men, but it’s been years. ๐Ÿ™‚

  90. Steve v. says:

    Snowshoeing baby!

  91. Laura L. says:


  92. TIm Ansley says:

    Snowball fight!

  93. Brenda A says:

    Love playing in the snow with the little ones.

  94. belinda says:


  95. Carol says:


  96. Elizabeth Sales says:


  97. Trixie says:

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

  98. Jacqueline Wennes says:

    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

  99. Derek says:

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

  100. Katrina says:

    love, love x-country skiing!

  101. Greg says:


  102. Debbie f says:

    making a snowman.

  103. Naoko says:

    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

  104. Michelle says:

    snowshoeing and tobogganing!1

  105. Lindsey M. says:

    Playing in the snow!

  106. Chris says:

    shovelling snow

  107. Katie says:

    Have to go with snowshoeing.

  108. Becky says:

    A good snowball fight! ๐Ÿ™‚ I would seriously love to see those reindeer though…:)

  109. Elizabeth B says:

    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

  110. Michael says:

    I remember snowball fights with my brothers when I was a kid…good times ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. Emily says:

    Snowshoeing on Seymour! I have yet to snowshoe on Grouse, looking forward to it this winter ๐Ÿ™‚

  112. Julia says:

    Have never snowshoed – but would like to try!

  113. Vince says:

    Tobogganing with my cousins.

  114. DB says:

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

  115. Pat Cumming says:

    Tobogganing on Seymour Mountain

  116. Pat Cumming says:

    Tobogganing on Seymour Mountain

  117. Jason says:

    Tubing on Seymour

  118. Greg says:


  119. Christine says:

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

  120. padmeamidala says:

    I love making a snowman and then having a hot chocolate! ๐Ÿ™‚

  121. Glen says:

    I’d love to go snowshoeing!

  122. Mike says:

    Yay! this would be awesome!

  123. Kyla says:

    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!!

  124. Paul says:

    Doughnuts in the parking lot.

  125. Amy says:

    Snowball fight!!!

  126. Krissy says:

    walking in a winter wonderland

  127. Ai Ling says:

    Throwing snowballs!

  128. Deb says:

    drinking hot chocolate by the fire is my fave snowy day activity ๐Ÿ™‚

  129. maria says:

    I love snowshoeing!

  130. LYN says:

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

  131. Michael says:


  132. Farhang says:

    Snowboarding! Best!

  133. Chris Saunders says:

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

  134. Jeanne says:

    Walking in the snow

  135. Dennis L. says:

    Snowball fights of course!

  136. cindy quach says:

    snow angels

  137. Jocelyn says:

    Making Snow Angels!

  138. brianne sheppard says:

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

  139. kathleen lehan says:

    I love making snow angels ๐Ÿ™‚

  140. Dilara says:

    I love making snow angels

  141. Iain says:

    never get tired of sledding with the kids.

  142. Vanessa W says:

    Snow angels!

  143. Cece says:

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

  144. Shandy says:

    My favourite snowy day activity has always been tobogganing!

  145. Krista Lee says:

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

  146. Sam Johnston says:

    Having a snowball fight has always been my favourite

  147. Brandon says:

    I love going tobogganing over at Queen Elizabeth Park with family and friends! Its always a tradition when it snows ๐Ÿ™‚

  148. Barbara says:

    snowshoeing with the kiddies high atop Vancouvers mountains

  149. Peter vT says:

    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…

  150. Sue says:

    making a snowman!

  151. Megan H says:

    Just walking around in the snow, so peaceful.

  152. anna says:

    snowshoeing with family and friends ๐Ÿ™‚

  153. BJ says:

    Cross-country skiing!

  154. Larissa says:


  155. Tracy says:

    I love skating!

  156. Oksana says:

    Curling and skating!

  157. Jason says:

    Snowball fight with my two kids!!

  158. Jenn S says:

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

  159. Sherry says:

    X-country skiing and hot chocolate after!

  160. Prabh Grewal says:

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

  161. Robyn C says:

    Skiing for sure!

  162. Aimee says:

    Watching the kids learn to snowboard!

  163. Michelle I says:

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  164. Ro says:

    Eating chestnuts!

  165. Sarah says:

    Cross country skiing

  166. Marieke says:

    Making snow angels!

  167. Ashlee says:

    Sledding followed by hot chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚

  168. Winnie says:

    My favorite snowy day activity is ice skating!

  169. Barry says:


  170. Shanye says:

    Outdoor skating

  171. 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.

  172. Mary T says:

    Cross country skiing!!!!

  173. peter says:

    sledding and a bon fire!

  174. Lloyd says:

    building a snow fort

  175. Rosalind says:

    building a snowman!!

  176. Mag says:

    Taking the dog out to play with snow.

  177. Jack says:

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

  178. Marianne says:

    cross-country skiing down bunny slopes!!

  179. Shirley says:


  180. tazim says:

    I like just snowshoeing or walking in the snow.

  181. Bryan says:

    Skiing for sure

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