Grouse Mountain Peak of Christmas

Comments 140 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 Prancer, ice skating, Christmas movies in the Chalet, SOS Children’s Gingerbread Village, snowman crafts and tattoos, mountaintop sleigh rides and more.

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 Christmas Lunch 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 pass to give away that includes admission for 2 adults and 2 children/youth (under 18) and access to the Skyride, Holly the Jolly Reindeer show, antler making, sleigh rides, Gingerbread Lane, mountaintop ice-skating, Santa’s Workshop and more festive fun.

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 @grousemountain #PeakofChristmas tix from @miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:00am on Friday, December 13, 2013. Family pass is valid for the 2013 Peak of Christmas which runs until December 24, 2013. Follow Grouse Mountain on Facebook and Twitter for more information about events, activities, and conditions this season.

Update The winner is Vince!

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140 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Tracey FlattesMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 11:16am PST

    Building snowmen with the kids!

  2. OanaMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 11:16am PST

    I’d love to win this! And you can’t beat hot chocolate by the fire.

  3. JessicaMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 11:16am PST

    Cross country skiing with my dog!

  4. KathrynMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 11:23am PST


  5. CarlosMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 11:27am PST

    Hockey on a frozen pond. Awesome.

  6. RenMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 12:05pm PST

    Ice skating outdoors!

  7. Jo DeeMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 12:35pm PST


  8. TammyMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 12:50pm PST

    Building snowmen and snowshoeing!

  9. crystalMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 1:16pm PST

    Building a snow fort!

  10. TammyMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 1:26pm PST


  11. VinceMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 1:39pm PST

    Photographing the kids playing in the snow then drinking hot choclate!

  12. Tony EMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 1:40pm PST


  13. DBMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 1:41pm PST


  14. AiMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 1:47pm PST

    Ice skating outdoors : )

  15. KatieMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 1:50pm PST

    Ice skating!

  16. JustineMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 1:58pm PST


  17. VickiMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 2:07pm PST

    Looks so beautiful! I’m sure my family would love a day up at Grouse!!

  18. LilyMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 2:34pm PST

    Downhill Skiing

  19. Michelle WongMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 2:43pm PST

    Skating! 😀

  20. janMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 2:50pm PST

    went tubing once and loved it, so I’m picking that

  21. SanazMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 2:51pm PST


  22. EileenMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 2:56pm PST

    I would LOVE this- what a great way to start the holiday!

  23. GregMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 2:58pm PST

    Skating on outdoor rink!!

  24. duteduteMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 3:01pm PST

    Of course going up on Grouse with my cousins and friends!

  25. VaniaMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 3:02pm PST


  26. Mary AnneMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 3:04pm PST

    Outdoor hockey!

  27. MelanieMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 3:05pm PST

    Building snow forts and sledding!

  28. RobertaMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 3:08pm PST

    Making snow angels while catching snowflakes on my tongue!

  29. KYMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 3:09pm PST

    Just a simple walk in the snow

  30. MichaelMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 3:11pm PST

    My favourite snowy-day activity would have to be SNOWBOARDING!!!

  31. moniqueMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 3:14pm PST

    antler making sounds fun! hehehe

  32. ChristineMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 3:18pm PST


  33. NicTMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 3:20pm PST

    Ooooh, it’s a tough call, but outdoor skating pretty much rocks!

  34. Teresa LedinghamMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 3:26pm PST

    Skiing and snowboarding with family and friends <3

  35. MaryMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 3:27pm PST

    Tobogganing and making snow angel. Love taking photos in a dreamy Winter wonderland.

  36. MichelleMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 3:39pm PST

    Just an old-fashioned snowball fight!

  37. ChristinaMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 3:43pm PST

    My favorite snow day activity is to go snowshoeing, its a winter wonderland on the mountains, I happen to guide snow shoe tours for Talaysay Tours & we host a nice smoked salmon and chocolate fondue tour $79/pp 604-628-8555 🙂

  38. MarianneMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 3:54pm PST

    snowshoeing on snowcapped hilly terrains!!

  39. VickiMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 4:02pm PST

    My favourite winter activity would have to be finding snow for my three kids to play in…this usually involved finding a mountain of some sort!

  40. JenMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 4:16pm PST

    snow walks

  41. Irene HorvathMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 4:20pm PST

    My favorite activity was riding the Christmas Tree at Stanley Park with my little kids; but I would love to replace this with Going up to the Peak at Grouse Mountain.

  42. Irene HorvathMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 4:21pm PST

    oops typo on previous comment Christmas Tree should have been Christmas Train!!

  43. Greg ShackeltonMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 4:48pm PST


  44. HayleyMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 4:52pm PST

    Going for a walk in the snow with someone I love <3

  45. RuthMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 5:12pm PST


  46. KatherineMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 5:37pm PST

    Snowshoeing! It’s lovely and quiet especially when the snow is falling! 🙂

  47. katrinaMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 6:14pm PST

    drinking hot chocolate

  48. Mary RoseMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 6:17pm PST

    Snow angels and hot chocolate 🙂

  49. daeMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 6:39pm PST


  50. Melanie AlfareroMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 7:20pm PST

    collecting fresh snow to make slushy and jumping on snow covered trampoline:)

  51. JoanneMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 7:53pm PST

    I love snowboarding!

  52. Dayna WilsonMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 8:00pm PST

    I like to just go for a walk with my son and watch him enjoy the snow.

  53. DebbieMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 8:03pm PST

    Making snow angels with my daughter

  54. staceyMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 8:06pm PST

    Love to snowshoe!

  55. LuigiMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 8:11pm PST

    My favorite snowy day activity is sledding with my kids followed by hot chocolate around the fire.

  56. GeoffMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 8:28pm PST


  57. AmberMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 8:29pm PST


  58. RobQMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 9:26pm PST

    good old snowball fight. 🙂

  59. KathleenMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 9:44pm PST

    skating on a rink!

  60. SabrinaMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 9:44pm PST

    Skating! My son would say anything, as long as he’s out in the snow! Crossing my fingers…

  61. CeciliaMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 9:58pm PST

    Sledding !!

  62. Michelle WMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 10:41pm PST

    I love going snow-tubing!

  63. Jen RMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 10:52pm PST

    Going for a walk in the snow with my family

  64. AmitaMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 11:02pm PST

    Going ice skating followed by hot chocolate with marshmallows

  65. StephanieTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 7:31am PST

    Going for a walk followed by a cup of hot apple cider.

  66. jenniferTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 8:48am PST

    ice skating!

  67. HannahTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 9:12am PST

    Ice skating followed by hot chocolate

  68. shawn rapazTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 9:15am PST

    Skiing of course.

  69. BreezeTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 9:21am PST

    Watching the kids trudging up the hill at the local park with their discs to ride back down.

  70. Jeff STuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 9:33am PST

    Snow tubing is always fun

  71. Kelsey WTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 9:33am PST


  72. AlexTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 9:37am PST

    Love snowboarding!
    Would be great to take the family up there!

  73. StotesTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 10:30am PST


  74. Lisa MartinTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 10:52am PST

    building snow men with my son!

  75. SharonTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 10:53am PST

    Snowshoeing and warming up with a hot beverage.

  76. taniaTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 10:57am PST

    Ice skating!

  77. rinoTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 10:57am PST

    Sledding !!

  78. NatalieTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 11:13am PST

    Sledding down a steep hill!

  79. IainTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 11:27am PST

    Sledding with the kids.

  80. Suzy SmithTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 11:29am PST

    Hiking in the snow.

  81. jordanTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 11:33am PST

    Snowshoeing is amazing! wow! what a great prize!

  82. DeniseTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 12:06pm PST

    I like snowboarding!!

  83. souTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 1:09pm PST

    Tobogganing 🙂

  84. AliceTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 1:25pm PST

    Snow ball fight!!

  85. LTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 2:17pm PST

    Wow, this looks amazing, what a fun outing with the family.

  86. RebeccaTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 2:26pm PST

    Tobogganing – then warming up with some hot chocolate 🙂

  87. KathyTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 2:42pm PST

    Gathering a bunch of friends and family to go carolling. Everyone brings a plate of their favourite cookies and we make up plates of goodies to leave at the houses where we sing. (It makes up for the times we are a bit off key.) then ending the evening with something warm to drink. So good to share a little Christmas joy!

  88. leoTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 4:23pm PST

    snowball fight!

  89. ShirleyTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 4:28pm PST


  90. JosephineTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 4:30pm PST

    Building snowmen with the kids

  91. JacklynnTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 4:47pm PST


  92. Teresa KTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 4:49pm PST

    I love skiing.

  93. Jenn STuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 4:50pm PST

    Building a snowman, complete with hat and mitts

  94. Lelainia LloydTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 4:59pm PST

    Hiking with my husband & black Lab, camera in hand.

  95. kingaTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 7:46pm PST


  96. kingaTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 7:53pm PST

    Building snowman with kids.

  97. Vera LeFrancTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 8:06pm PST

    Grizzly bears! They were sleeping when we were there with my grandchildren. Rats!

  98. ShelleyTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 8:29pm PST

    sleigh rides with Santa!

  99. EileenTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 8:36pm PST

    Snow shoe’ing

  100. JasTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 9:37pm PST


  101. AmyTuesday, December 10th, 2013 — 10:18pm PST

    I like sitting by the window, watching the snowflakes fall to the ground

  102. BryanWednesday, December 11th, 2013 — 1:39am PST

    Love building snowmen!

  103. ShannonWednesday, December 11th, 2013 — 10:37am PST

    Iceskating and meeting the raindeers!

  104. HeatherWednesday, December 11th, 2013 — 1:35pm PST

    Growing up in Saskatchewan my favorite snowy day activity was being pulled on a tobogan by a Skidoo!! In Vancouver, it’s making snow angels with my daugthers!

  105. LianaWednesday, December 11th, 2013 — 2:19pm PST

    Building snowmen, snowforts, snowsculptures!

  106. Mary WWednesday, December 11th, 2013 — 2:44pm PST


  107. RebeccaWednesday, December 11th, 2013 — 2:53pm PST

    Building snowmen!

  108. Colleen LWednesday, December 11th, 2013 — 3:09pm PST

    Tobogganing with a magic carpet!!

  109. nance428Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 — 3:57pm PST

    snowboarding than sipping a caesar (or three) after…

    love to take my parents up!

  110. KristaWednesday, December 11th, 2013 — 4:31pm PST

    Skating is definitely a favourite in our house! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

  111. katie borrettWednesday, December 11th, 2013 — 4:52pm PST

    cuddle up by the fire and watch the snow fall with a loved one

  112. GwenWednesday, December 11th, 2013 — 6:22pm PST

    we love to go snowshoing.

  113. RonWednesday, December 11th, 2013 — 6:32pm PST

    Ice skating!

  114. MariaWednesday, December 11th, 2013 — 8:48pm PST

    I love ice skating and building snowmen everywhere

  115. MagThursday, December 12th, 2013 — 9:05am PST

    Snowshoeing. It’s easy like walking but the scenery is breathtaking.

  116. deendawnThursday, December 12th, 2013 — 9:18am PST

    Building snowmen and having a snowball fight

  117. MandyThursday, December 12th, 2013 — 12:00pm PST

    Making snow angels!

  118. Katy CameThursday, December 12th, 2013 — 12:39pm PST

    Tobogganing! Got a steep hill I can sled down?

  119. AlisonThursday, December 12th, 2013 — 4:27pm PST

    I love snowshoeing!

  120. DebbieThursday, December 12th, 2013 — 8:25pm PST

    X-country skiing

  121. PaulThursday, December 12th, 2013 — 8:37pm PST

    Would you believe it’s shovelling snow? I do my elderly neighbour’s driveway, sidewalks and also a school breezeway adjacent to my house. I do use the cleared snow to make forts so it has a dual purpose…

  122. AnabelaThursday, December 12th, 2013 — 8:39pm PST

    marshmallows on the fire!

  123. SusanThursday, December 12th, 2013 — 8:50pm PST

    Outdoor night skating under the stars & sledding.

  124. TracyThursday, December 12th, 2013 — 9:51pm PST

    Drinking hot chocolate indoors haha

  125. Anna KThursday, December 12th, 2013 — 11:20pm PST

    Snowshoeing and hot chocolate!

  126. KSThursday, December 12th, 2013 — 11:34pm PST

    Walking in the snow!

  127. WallyFriday, December 13th, 2013 — 10:10am PST


  128. MelissaFriday, December 13th, 2013 — 11:09am PST

    Yes please!

  129. Elena PFriday, December 13th, 2013 — 11:13am PST

    Walking the dog in the woods!

  130. Jer BaumFriday, December 13th, 2013 — 11:20am PST

    Drinking hot chocolate in a cozy chalet with family and friends.

  131. LaelFriday, December 13th, 2013 — 11:24am PST

    Definitely sledding! I have the best memories of this growing up (despite hitting that tree and the emergency surgery).

  132. ChesterFriday, December 13th, 2013 — 12:06pm PST

    snowball fight

  133. MelodyFriday, December 13th, 2013 — 12:28pm PST

    Ice Skating outside 🙂

  134. brookeFriday, December 13th, 2013 — 1:35pm PST

    snowball fight

  135. AmyFriday, December 13th, 2013 — 2:14pm PST

    watch my dog jump in the snow

  136. rachelFriday, December 13th, 2013 — 2:37pm PST

    ice skating is my favourite

  137. JoannaFriday, December 13th, 2013 — 2:37pm PST

    Hiking in the snow and then come home to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate

  138. LoriFriday, December 13th, 2013 — 9:19pm PST

    make snow angels of course

  139. BSaturday, December 14th, 2013 — 12:03am PST

    piling on the snow gear and falling into the snow.

  140. Karin FemiWednesday, December 18th, 2013 — 3:34pm PST

    I love snowshoe running, especially downhill!

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