This Saturday, Grouse Mountain is hosting its annual 24 Hours of Winter all-nighter that has guests snowboarding, skiing, and dancing the night away until the sun rises the next morning.
Back for its 4th consecutive year since its introduction during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, 24 Hours of Winter is a unique Vancouver event that runs from Saturday evening until Sunday morning (February 8-9, 2014) with skiing, snowboarding, dining, and plenty of family-fun activities!
While our Canadian Athletes battle it out at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, gather at the Peak of Vancouver to rally in support and enjoy a few fun activities while you’re at it, including:
- After Dark Party (8pm – 4am Saturday night) DJ Flipout and Zak Santiago spinning your favourite tracks throughout the night.
- Torch Parade (9pm Saturday night) skiers carving their way down the mountain with glow sticks, illuminating the night and offering an amazing spectacle for those below.
- Park Jam (11pm Saturday to 1am Sunday) for both skiers and snowboarders to have fun and win prizes.
- Snowshoe Grind Challenge (10am Sunday) that will take competitive snowshoers on a trek through the Snowshoe Grand or the Blue Grouse Loop, with an apres celebration.
- Junior Pond Hockey Tournament (Saturday/Sunday) Cheer on these young local hockey dynamos as they represent the countries competing at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
Some of the non-stop activities include:
- Skiing/ Snowboarding (9am Saturday to 10pm Sunday) Subject to periodic run closures for grooming and maintenance
- Mountaintop Ice Skating (11:30am Saturday to 10pm Sunday) Enjoy a spin around the rink inbetween games of the Junior Pond Hockey Tournament
- Snowshoeing (9am to dusk, Saturday and Sunday, plus special night tours) Complimentary guided tours at sunset (5pm Saturday), midnight (11:30pm Saturday) and sunrise (6:30am Sunday). 1.5 hours in duration. Headlamps are required.
- Ziplining (10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday, plus special night tours every 2 hours between 6pm and 6am, subject to bookings)
- Eye of the Wind (11am, 1pm, 3pm, 6pm Saturday; 6am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm Sunday) a view of the city that will knock the wind out of you.
- Theatre in the Sky (9:30am to midnight Sat, 9:30am to 9pm Sun) 9:30am-7pm Sat & Sun: “Extremely Wild” and “Tyto’s Triumph” every half hour; “Born to Fly” top of every hour. 7pm – 10pm Sat: NHL Hockey, Canucks vs. Leafs. 10pm to midnight Sat: Action sports films by Quiksilver and Red Bull
For your convenience, Grouse Mountain will also be providing a complimentary shuttle that will be running late Saturday/early morning Sunday between Grouse Mountain and key North Shore locations. View the schedule on the Grouse Mountain website.
Be part of the excitement during Grouse Mountain’s annual 24 Hours of Winter celebration on February 8-9, 2014!
Have you ever taken part in 24 Hours of Winter, how was it? Will you be doing it again this year? Let us know in the comment section!