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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