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Take one glance at Vancouver’s North Shore mountains and you’ll probably notice something amiss: snow. By mid December, the mountains are usually blanketed in white, fluffy snow and full of skiers and snowboarders swooshing down the slopes. This year, however, is a different story.
Never fear. Not only are two of Vancouver’s three ski resorts actually open for business, but there are plenty of other ways to experience the mountains. Here are 5 ways to enjoy the Vancouver mountains, with or without the white stuff:
Take a winter hike: Cypress and Seymour Mountains both boast great winter hiking along a network of trails. Normally, snowshoes would be required but dry conditions this year mean you may be OK with a good set of hiking boots and some crampons if conditions are icy. Popular, intermediate-level trails include Dog Mountain on Mount Seymour and Cabin Lake on Cypress Mountain. Both of these hikes can be completed in a few hours and offer fantastic views. (Be aware that all winter hiking is challenging and extra precautions are required.) Free Continue reading:
No Snow, No Problem: 5 Ways to Enjoy the Vancouver Mountains, Without Snow