Everything you Need to Know about Skiing Near Vancouver in Winter 2023/24

Skiers ride the chairlift at Grouse Mountain with the city in the background.

Chair lift on Grouse Mountain. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Kazutoshi Yoshimura

At this time of year, if it’s raining in the city, it’s snowing in the mountains. And that means ski season is just around the corner. Here’s everything you need to know about skiing at six resorts near Vancouver in winter 2023/24.

Mount Seymour

This local’s favourite resort is located in North Vancouver. They have 4 terrain parks and 40 runs, 13 of which are lit up for night skiing.

Opening date: December 13, 2023

New Lodge Chairlift: Mount Seymour has just installed a new Lodge Chairlift that can carry 70% more riders than the old lift.

Reserve a four-hour time slot on weekends and holidays: To ensure short lift lines, book a four-hour time slot for skiing and snowboarding on weekends and holidays. There are time slots every hour and they include parking. At the end of your time slot, visit guest services to see if there are spaces available to extend your visit at no cost.

For non-skiers: Mount Seymour has a network of easy snowshoe trails, plus a snow play area with tubing and tobogganing.

More info: Mount Seymour

Skier at Mount Seymour near Vancouver

Skiing at Mount Seymour. Photo: Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism


Grouse Mountain

This North Vancouver ski hill is known as the Peak of Vancouver and has been around since 1926. It has 6 terrain parks and 33 ski runs. Fifteen of them are lit for night skiing.

Opening date: December 8, 2023

For non-skiers: Skate on the mountain-top pond, wander through the snowy light walk, go sledding, or tackle the snowshoe trails.

More info: Grouse Mountain

An aerial view of skiing at Grouse Mountain with the city in the background.

Skiing at Grouse Mountain. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Kindred & Scout.


Cypress Mountain

West Vancouver’s Cypress Mountain hosted some of the ski and snowboard events at the 2010 Winter Olympics. It has 53 ski runs with 22 open for night skiing.

Opening date: December 7, 2023

Book in advance: All lift tickets must be pre-purchased online. You can book full-day, afternoon-only, or evening-only tickets.

For non-skiers: Wander through the snowshoe trails, try cross-country skiing, hit the tube park, or visit at night for the enchanting Lights to the Lodge snowshoe walk.

More info: Cypress Mountain

Skiing above the clouds at Cypress Mountain in Vancouver.

Skiing at Cypress Mountain. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Kindred & Scout


Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler’s world-famous ski resort has over 200 marked runs and 4 terrain parks. Thanks to the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola you can easily transition between Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain, which sit side-by-side across Fitzsimmons Creek.

Opening date: November 23, 2023

Limited lift tickets: To keep lift line waiting times low, lift ticket sales are limited. Buy tickets in advance.

For non-skiers: Take a scenic ride on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola or zoom down the slopes at the bubly Tube Park.

Tree skiing at Whistler Blackcomb

Tree skiing at Whistler Blackcomb. Photo: Destination BC/Reuben Krabbe


Sasquatch Mountain Resort

This family-friendly community resort is located near Agassiz in the Fraser Valley. Explore 37 ski runs, night skiing, and a terrain park.

Opening date: TBA (likely late-December 2023)

Book in advance and save: Get discounted tickets by buying tickets online. The further in advance you book, the bigger the savings.

For non-skiers: Explore challenging snowshoe trails high on the mountain or mellow routes in the valley bottom. Or ride the tubes at one of BC’s largest tube parks.

More info: Sasquatch Mountain Resort

Skiers ride the chairlift at Sasquatch Mountain Resort.

Photo: Sasquatch Mountain Resort.


Manning Park Resort

Located a short drive up Highway 3 from Hope, Manning Park Resort’s interior climate ensures they get lots of snow on their 34 ski runs.

Opening date: December 22, 2023

For non-skiers: Go ice skating, explore the huge network of cross-country ski trails, strap on some snowshoes, or hit the tube park.

More info: Manning Park Resort

Skiing in powder at Mountain Park Resort

Photo: Manning Park Resort

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