Holiday Magic at the Sea to Sky Gondola (Free Prize Pack Giveaway!)

The Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish is now open for the winter season! Snow at the summit and the launch of a magical line-up of experiences during the Spirit of Christmas events schedule make it easy to celebrate the season in Squamish.

All through the Spirit of Christmas, Sea to Sky Gondola guests will be able to walk in a winter wonderland on a trail festively decorated for the Christmas Forest Walk. The whimsically decorated and lit trail leads guests back to the Summit Lodge to warm up with a hot chocolate. Other snow play activities offered at the summit include snowshoeing and winter walking, snowtubing, headlamp hikes departing at 4:30 p.m., and a decadent holiday fondue that is perfect to share with friends and family to wrap up a day of spirited adventure in the alpine.

Of course, the holiday season wouldn’t be complete without Santa! The Sea to Sky Gondola will have the jolly old elf at the beautifully decorated Summit Lodge for pancakes and pictures with Santa Claus on Friday, December 1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Saturday, December 2, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; and Sunday, December 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Before and after the photo kids can enjoy festive activities including writing postcards to Santa and creating magical reindeer treats. Breakfast is $5 per person, and photos are $15 for one picture or $20 for two.

Regular storytime will take place through December on Tuesdays and Thursdays from December 5 to December 21 while the Family Singalongs are slated for Wednesdays through December from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Holiday Schedule

December 9 – A Classic Choral Christmas | 12:00 – 4:00 pm

December 9 – Community Christmas Dinner | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Get into the holiday spirit and enjoy a family style 3-course menu while listening to carolers in the Summit Lodge. $55 per person (+ taxes and gratuities) includes lift ticket.

December 10 – Holiday Concert | 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Get into the Spirit of Christmas with musical performances in the Summit Lodge. The all-ages concert will kick-off with a Christmas carol sing-along by the Christmas tree, followed by contemporary holiday favorites and classic carols performed by solo performers from the Squamish Academy of Music. 

December 15 – Holiday Wine Pairing Dinner | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy a festive feast that combines local food and wine at the Sea to Sky Gondola’s longtable series. 

See the full line-up for the Sea to Sky Gondola’s Spirit of Christmas holiday schedule here.

An annual pass or gift card to the Sea to Sky Gondola is the perfect gift this holiday season. From exceptional ways to celebrate this December to an ever-changing line-up of seasonal celebrations, events, live music and ways to play outside, gifts of fresh mountain air and experiences at the summit are always welcome and best yet; they are “one size fits all.”


Winter Operating Hours

Hours of operation November 24 to April 30 are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and hours of operation on Christmas Eve December 24 and Christmas Day, December 25 are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. with the last download at 4 p.m.

Adult day tickets are $39.95 when purchased online or in advance at any Lower Mainland London Drugs location. When purchased day of tickets are $41.95 at the ticket window. For guests who plan to visit more than three times, the Sea to Sky Gondola Annual Pass is on sale for Christmas until December 31, 2017 and unlocks a year of unlimited access to all four seasons. The sale price is $119 + tax for adults (regular $149) and $299 + tax for a family of four (regular $349). Annual passes are available to purchase at any time of the year, and a day ticket can be upgraded to an Annual Pass within seven days of the visit.

Coming from Vancouver? The Squamish Connector (24 seats) offers roundtrip shuttle service from three downtown Vancouver locations to the Sea to Sky Gondola. Guests can enjoy three hours at the Sea to Sky Gondola before returning to downtown Vancouver by 4 p.m. Learn more.


Simply post a comment below telling us why you want to experience the holiday magic at the Sea to Sky Gondola this winter, and be automatically entered to win the following experience:

  • Headlamp Hike
  • Holiday Fondue for two
  • Two gondola tickets

We’ll select one lucky winner on Friday, December 15th and notify the winner by email. Good luck!

Prize must be redeemed by January 7, 2018.

Updated Friday, December 15th: Congratulations Karen! You are the lucky recipient of our Sea to Sky Gondola prize pack. Please check your inbox for further information on how to go about claiming your prize. Thank you to everyone who entered for a chance to win. We hope that you can all make it to Squamish this holiday season to make the most of their festive offerings.

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116 Responses to Holiday Magic at the Sea to Sky Gondola (Free Prize Pack Giveaway!)

  1. Steve

    We love the Sea to Sky Gondola but have never gone in wintertime. We have guests coming in from Belgium and it would be great to drag them along!

    • Beppie

      If I won I would give the prize to a good friend in Squamish she works so hard to help out her son and looks after her mum I would love for her to be spoiled

  2. Laura

    We’ve been wanting to do a fondue tour! We loved it there in the fall but this would be a great addition to our “Tour de Christmas” activity list.

  3. Johnny P.

    I love winter time and would love to celebrate up at the Sea to Sky Gondola

  4. Angela B

    Would be a great way to celebrate the end of school

  5. Karm

    I would love to win this package as I have never had a chance to visit! We never get snow, so this would be great to enjoy the snow and winter time!! Thanks for the chance :)

  6. Praveena

    Would love to go there with family.

  7. chloe

    I love winter time and would love to celebrate up at the Sea to Sky Gondola

    • Vermonica Leano

      I would love to go with my best friend who lives in Victoria and take him to a magical winter land adventure

  8. Peony

    My sister is visiting from Asia. It’d be wonderful to share our first festive experience here ??

  9. Linda

    Would love to share this with my husband

  10. Colin O’Connor

    I’m a huge fan of the sea to sky corridor and a 12 year local! I’ve never had the chance to use the new chief gondola and would be very grateful to get the chance! Merry Christmas ‘

  11. Alynne

    The headlamp hike sounds like a blast. I would love to win!

  12. Sabrina

    It sounds like fun and I love trying new experiences!

  13. Fenna

    I’m finally spending my Christmas and New Years Eve with family in Canada.
    I’m flying all the way from Amsterdam and this would be an awesome day trip for me and my cousin! Can’t wait to see all the beautiful lights.

  14. Jackie Cross

    What a wonderful memory that would make. I have never been what a beautiful way to enjoy the holiday season ??

  15. Marianne

    Headlamp Hike, fondue for two, and
    gondola tickets seem too great to pass!

  16. Trevor Laughlin

    Ive been living in Austin Texas for the last 10 and away from my lower mainland home for 17 now. I want to take my 13 year old daughter home for Christmas and supply her her wish of family and snow. This would be ideal to make a life long memory as we capture the beauty of all the gondola has to offer.

  17. Leanne S

    It’s beautiful up there – I’d like to experience it at night.

  18. Susannah

    Snowshoeing sounds awesome!

  19. Christie M

    I love the wintry wonderland at the Gondola!

  20. ariel chiu

    sounds like a lot of fun!

  21. adam steele

    looks romantic and great for a date night

  22. Suzanne

    Love this! So beautiful! Would love to go and make memories with family!

  23. Angela Balmer

    This would be so awesome to win for my husband and I! With four kids and limited funds, we rarely get a chance to do any outings together ?

  24. Janaya Fuller Evans

    I’m dreaming of a white Christmas! Would love to finally make it up the mountain in winter after living here for more than a decade, and my son has been dying to try fondue.

  25. Tara

    This would be winter wonderful! Great for celebrating our anniversary.

  26. Rob

    This sounds great! Love to take my wife.

  27. Peter

    The kids would love to ride the gondola!

  28. Ben

    I really love the Sea to Sky but have never made the trip up in the winter. Looks like it would a great holiday experience.

  29. Karen

    I have never had the pleasure of visiting! Would be super fun I think, especially at the time of the year ❄️☃️

  30. Gloria

    Would love to experience the gondola – have never been before.

  31. Isabelle

    Thank you would live to win this and also spend some time in Squamish with my sons !

  32. Kate

    Would love to share this with my darling granddaughter. Thank you! ❤

  33. Cassandra Casley

    I would love to give away a photo shoot here, and take a couple or family on an adventure to check it out!

  34. Dylan Hall

    Would love to take my cousin from Holland to this!!

  35. Ilana

    I’ve just move to Vancouver from Brazil with my husband and we will love to experience this magical winter at the gondola!!!

  36. Jesse

    I haven’t been on the Sea to Sky Gondola yet, I think winter would be the perfect time!

  37. Stephanie

    Looks so romantic. A get away would be nice!

  38. Linda

    Would love to endulge in the fondue it sounds delicious

  39. Katie borrett

    Would love a date night w u guys! This sounds perfect!!

  40. HR

    Looks beautiful!

  41. JOYce tam

    Always wanted to go! It would be a great way to celebrate my husband and my 10 year dating anniversary

  42. Linda

    I visited the sea to sky gondola for the first time this past spring. It would be great to see it in the winter covered in snow!

  43. jan

    because it sounds like fun in a beautiful location

  44. Jasmine

    We’re bringing our Aussie/Canadian kids to Vancouver for their first cold Christmas & this would be a great way to guarantee snow!

  45. Jamilla

    Yes please – what a great adventure that would be!

  46. Prachi

    Would love to experience the magic of Christmas in with the snow around.

  47. Maija

    We want to show winter magic for our toddler Rudolf. And maybe see up there reindeer Rudolph?! :)

  48. Ming K

    Want to experience the holiday magic because I’ve never been on the Sea to Sky Gondola and I think riding it in the holiday season would be extra magical

  49. eileen

    I want to take my mom to experience the holiday magic at the Sea to Sky Gondola this winter as part of her birthday celebration!

  50. Christian

    YAS I love gondolas YAS

  51. Grant Bowen

    I lost the ability to ski a few years ago so I don’t many chances to enjoy the snow so this would be perfect

  52. Emilie

    I would love to see the beautiful vista in the Winter. I want to share it with a very close friend who has kept me laughing and smiling during some very challenging times.

  53. Mary

    I haven’t been up to see the Sea to Sky Gondola since it was built. Would love to experience it in the winter. Brrrh!

  54. Donna

    Never been be nice to experience it
    Esp at Christmas time

  55. Ashlee

    Have never taken the gondola! Would be an awesome first experience

  56. LucieB

    What a great prize. I’ve never gone, and look at it wistfully when driving by. I’d take my husband for a fun night out.

  57. Nancy Herring

    This would be INCREDIBLE!

  58. Wendy T

    What a great activity for the upcoming holidays!

  59. Mika

    Our 2.5 year old twins picked up pamphlets for the Sea to Sky Gondola when we were on the ferry… and they have been talking about the ‘yellow gondola’ ever since! They would be over the moon to actually go on it!

  60. Sarah

    I would love to take my daughter on a ‘mom & daughter’ date

  61. Anna

    I have never been on the gondola and would love to take my family to experience this winter wonderland!

  62. Nicole

    I have never done this before and would love to treat my son to the spectacular holiday view!

  63. FT

    Would be a great chance to experience the sea to sky gondola

  64. Tiffany

    Yas! Would love to experience this with hubby!

  65. Jen

    I’d love to have this experience with my husband! Thanks for the chance ?

  66. Susan

    Would love to have a wintertime experience at the top

  67. Julie

    Would love to do a fondue tour and to experience all these amazing winter activities! Magical…

  68. Chris

    Visiting family in Vancouver next week for a week. Would love to make my first visit to the Sea to Sky Gondola for a wonderful winter experience.

  69. Marie

    I would love to take my family. We have never been up there.

  70. Greg

    a great snow experience

  71. Shelley

    Experience a Winter Wonderland, on the mountain, where the snow looks the most magical.

  72. Patrick Wu

    Sounds like a great prize.

  73. Prerna

    I would love to take my husband here for our anniversary later this month! We’re new to Vancouver and I’m sure we would love to spend the day here :)

  74. Evan G

    My wife and I have never rode the sea to sky gondola before so I think it would be a fun winter activity for us!

  75. Elaine

    Would love to go snowshoeing at the top of sea to sky!

  76. Donna S

    The perfect place to spend together. Not too far away, to enjoy our beautiful surroundings!

  77. June

    Sounds like a lot of fun to share this s experience with my husband

  78. Sylvia Liu

    Would love to have this great prize and share the experience with my lovely family!Wish me “Luck”!

  79. mike gismondi

    I have never been up the Sea to Sky Gondola, so would love to go!

  80. angela griffin

    We’d love to share this with our family. They’d have so much fun!

  81. Claire

    What a great prize! Thanks and Happy Holidays!

  82. Pat

    This would be a fun experience for the holiday season!

  83. Aime

    Would love to experience this!

  84. Maryanne

    We haven’t been and this sounds great!

  85. Ric

    Yes please!

  86. linda

    Haven’t experienced the holiday magic at the Sea to Sky Gondola before. The Christmas holiday schedule looks great but the Christmas Forest Walk sounds amazing!

  87. Paige Strand

    This looks like so much fun!

  88. Charlotte

    been wanting to go to the sea to sky gondola for years but never had the chance!

  89. Ginny Leung

    would love to experience christmas fun at the sea to sky gondola

  90. Peihua Jiang

    My family and I have never been there, and this sounds like fun. Would love to go during the holiday season!

  91. Edmund Leung

    my family and I have never been to the sea to sky gondola but we would love to celebrate the holidays there

  92. I would love to explore the area in the snow, see the lights & sights. Just enjoy the winter wonderland of mountain.

  93. Marissa

    I love the snow and would love to experience hiking af night!

  94. Shelley Butcher

    I would love to go on the Sea to Sky Gondola with my granddaughter. ?

  95. Heather Wilson

    Taking in the natural beauty of the area, riding the Sea to Sky Gondola, and enjoying some yummy fondue is a very hygge thing to do and would make me very happy!

  96. Jill K

    Celebrating 25 years together we would enjoy every moment of a magical night Headlamp Hike walking in a winter wonderland with a delicious Holiday Fondue full of romance and adventure at the Sea To Sky Gondola. Thank you

  97. Darlene C

    I always think it to be a magical place. I would love to see it in winter with snow and decorated for the holidays.

  98. Jody

    Sea to Sky Gondola has been on my wish list for a while. Also: fondue. Can’t say no to fondue.

  99. Mary Warner

    Just far enough for a winter adventure–and fondue. My mom used to make fondue.

  100. Amani

    It would be amazing to be able to take my kids up this winter. We are moving away for work soon so and it would be a memory to treasure.

  101. Isabelle Chui

    This would be a great treat for a friend visiting from out of town!

  102. Vermonica Leano

    I would love to take my best friend who lives in Victoria to a magical winter land adventure

  103. annabelle

    first christmas I’ll be spending in Vancouver since a close family member passed away 12 years ago, and I get to spend it in Vancouver for the first time with my beloved :)

  104. Kay

    A well deserved date night for me and hubby!

  105. This would be a great gift from Santa to my wife!

  106. Shannon

    I love exploring BC attractions. Especially around Christmas it is great to see placed getting into the holiday spirit and celebrating in our BC way.

  107. Florence C

    We’ve been to the gorgeous Sea to Sky Gondola in a nice summer day. Love to win the tickets to the winter wonderland at Sea to Sky Gondola. Thanks! ?⛄????

  108. Serena

    Trying to build our live in Van, me and my husband, this would be the opportunity to enjoy the amazing nature! Thank you

  109. Tania

    We’ve been wanting to do a fondue tour!

  110. Rino

    I love winter time and would love to celebrate up at the Sea to Sky Gondola

  111. Lisab

    I have a bad habit of holing up inside when winter comes, I need to get out and spend some time in nature!

  112. Peter

    The only way I’ll get my wife on the mountain in winter is with a promise of fondue.

  113. Laura

    The perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit!

  114. Laura U.

    If I’m not too late, I wish to submit my entry for my beautiful friend/sister and niece for ‘tomorrow’ (I know short notice ….right :/ aghhh) I wish to take Mary Martha Lewis and daughter Lori Lewis (my ‘Monkey’…..haven’t you always wanted a Monkey :) up tomorrow for Mary’s BIRTHDAY. We’re all from Squamish Mary & Lori and a long list of family… (born and bread), myself; introduced to Squamish by working the Hwy ’99 Improvement project and pretty much…never left :). If I can win the tix for the gondola….I can afford to treat Mary proper and perhaps indulge in the fondue. I hope it’s both meat, cheese, and CHOCOLATE……One can dream :) Thank you for your consideration……happy trails all.