Archive for the category "local mountains"

Y2Play and Grouse Mountain Giveaway

March 4th, 2014 @ 10:39am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Rain and snow continue to fall around the Lower Mainland which means it’s a great time to check out the local mountains. With restaurants, an outdoor ice rink, sleigh rides, zipline, snowshoeing, and snowy slopes, Grouse Mountain is your ultimate winter playground. To get the most out of the rest of this season — and […]

Grouse Mountain Peak of Christmas

December 9th, 2013 @ 11:14am 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. 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 […]

Archive Photos of Skiing at Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour

November 25th, 2013 @ 3:09pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

For decades the North Shore mountains have been a playground for locals and visitors, especially during ski season. Grouse Mountain had one of the first double chairlifts in the world when it was constructed in 1949, Mount Seymour has been enjoyed since 1938, and Mount Strachan & Black Mountain make up the popular Cypress Mountain […] Grouse Grind Mountain Run

September 6th, 2013 @ 2:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Registration is now open for the Grouse Grind Mountain Run, now in its 23rd year, happening on Sunday, September 15th with two run categories. Considered to be the annual showcase event of the Grouse Grind season, the Grouse Grind Challenge draws hundreds of participants each year and has become the ultimate fitness bragging […]

Local Mountain and BC Ski Resort Apps

January 4th, 2013 @ 4:52pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Back in 2009 I made a Social Media Directory for Ski Season but this year apps are the focus. Helpful Twitter and Facebook accounts aside, ski resorts and local mountains are providing maps and condition information through free mobile applications. Local Mountains Cypress Mountain Cost: Free Platform: iPhone Features: Latest news and events as well […]

Snowy Mountain Photos from the Miss604 Flickr Pool

December 31st, 2012 @ 9:22am by Rebecca Bollwitt

We’ve been away in Iowa for the last part of the month where temperatures have been working their way down to -20C. It’s the type of cold that impedes you from going outside and enjoying the snow — feet of snow that fell weeks ago but remains on the ground due to the chill. When […]