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Grouse Mountain opens for skiing and riding on Friday

Tickets go on sale Friday morning at mountain admission rates but for limited terrain
Current conditions at Paradise Terrain Park. Skiing and snowboarding can be accessed on the mountain at admission rates until more runs become available. | Grouse Mountain

Skiers and riders itching to get up Grouse Mountain will get their first chance of this winter season on Friday.

Lift tickets go on sale Friday morning, the ski hill said in a statement. But only limited terrain will be available.

Paradise and Paradise Terrain Park will be open, with access via the Greenway Chair from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Until more terrain is opened, Grouse said skiing and snowboarding will be available at mountain admission rates.

“Thanks to Mother Nature and the hard work of our snowmaking team we’re ready to kick off another great winter season at the Peak of Vancouver,” said operations director Grant Wahl. “We’re excited to welcome skiers and riders back and we’ll be working to open up additional terrain as soon as possible.”

Check out the latest snow and weather conditions on Grouse’s website. You can buy lift tickets on the website too.

Last Saturday, Cypress Mountain Resort in West Vancouver was the first local hill to open for this year’s winter season, with a limited number of runs open for skiing and riding.

Mt. Seymour has a scheduled opening date of Dec. 9, but could open sooner if more snow appears in the forecast.

Unlike the other local mountains, Mt. Seymour relies on Mother Nature for snow. In contrast, Cypress has a total number of 77 snow guns adding to its snowpack, while Grouse has 51.