Start your New Year’s Resolutions Early at the Grouse Mountain Snowshoe Grind

Snowshoe Grind Grouse Mountain Vancouver

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December is certainly a month full of indulgences. From turkey to Christmas cookies to champagne, you might be feeling a bit sluggish after this holiday season… So, if you’re thinking of making a resolution to get back in shape (after one more glass of wine… okay, two…), the Grouse Mountain Snowshoe Grind is one of the best activities in town!

When the weather in town is frightful, there’s a good chance it’s snowing up the mountain. So if you don’t feel like going for another soggy jog around the neighbourhood, check out the Snowshoe Grind for a great way to stay in shape.

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Start your New Year’s Resolutions Early at the Grouse Mountain Snowshoe Grind

Where to Check Off Your New Year’s Resolutions in Vancouver

Meeting your resolution goals is easy when you live in an outdoor playground like Vancouver.

The new year is approaching and with it comes the promise of a new start – to get rid of those holiday pounds, to conquer that phobia once and for all, to make it all the way through Sober January… Of course, keeping New Year’s promises is easiest when you can engage in activities that support your resolution. Luckily, Vancouver is rife with activities, attractions and venues that are resolution-friendly while still allowing you to indulge in life’s not-so-sinful pleasures. Cheers to a new and improved you in 2018!

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Where to Check Off Your New Year’s Resolutions in Vancouver

Snowshoes, Sunsets and the Grind

 

Scenic views from the Snowshoe Grind Photo: D Coo Badger Photography

Missing your fitness fix on the Grouse Grind?  Resolved to up your fitness level in 2017? With epic snow on our North Shore Mountains if you have not yet traded your hiking boots for snowshoes, now might be the time to challenge the Snowshoe Grind!

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Snowshoes, Sunsets and the Grind

5 Reasons to Tackle the Grouse Snowshoe Grind Every Weekend

Snowshoe Grind Grouse Mountain Vancouver

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There are many people in Vancouver who love the iconic Grouse Grind on Grouse Mountain. Okay, “love” may be too strong of a word. More like, hate every minute of it until you get to the top and feel EXCELLENT.

But, in the wintertime when the Grouse Grind shuts down due to snow/ice, people start to get a little bit of an itch for an extreme weekly work out. Luckily, Grouse Mountain introduced the  Snowshoe Grind – a challenging trail that is similar to summertime Grind times.

The Snowshoe Grind is a 4.3km trail of uphill grinding to the top of Dam Mountain. It usually takes about an hour to complete and is a great way to get into the snowy, mountain environment.

So, if you haven’t tried it out yet, or you’re just looking for a good reason to get your sweat on, I present you 5 reasons to tackle the Grouse Snowshoe Grind every weekend!

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5 Reasons to Tackle the Grouse Snowshoe Grind Every Weekend

Get Your Grouse Grind On Even During the Winter

Snowshoe Grind Grouse Mountain Vancouver

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The Grouse Grind is one of the most famous outdoor workout spots in Vancouver. Nothing can match the full-body exercise regime that comes from hiking up a mountain. So, where can all the Grind-addicts go when the snow falls and renders the Grouse Grind impassible?

Grouse Mountain has answered your sweat-craving prayers by opening up the Snowshoe Grind, a 4.3 km snow-covered challenge that is just as rewarding as your summertime Grind routine.

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Get Your Grouse Grind On Even During the Winter

Half-Price Skiing on Grouse Mountain, Family Day (Feb 11)

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Photo courtesy of Grouse Mountain

The family that skis together, stays together.

That’s the logic behind a great family day promotion at Grouse Mountain for B.C.’s first Family Day, Monday, Feb. 11.  All B.C. residents will get half-off lift tickets (regularly priced at $58), plus access to some family-friendly fun.

Start the day with a by-donation pancake breakfast.  Then hop on the Skyride – Grouse’s mile-long air tram – for a ride to the peak, where there will be family photo ops, a snow-painting station, a puck shoot out, special family-friendly terrain parks and, at night, a family apres-ski dinner.

Family Day caps off a busy weekend at Grouse Mountain, which offers more than two dozen runs just a fifteen-minute drive from downtown Vancouver.  What else is in store? Continue reading:
Half-Price Skiing on Grouse Mountain, Family Day (Feb 11)