When Does Grouse Mountain Open for Skiing?

At just 30 minutes from downtown, Grouse Mountain is the most convenient ski option in Vancouver.

But when does Grouse Mountain open for skiing?

Let’s take a look.

a skier racing down the hill at grouse mountain with vancouver cityscape background

When Does Grouse Mountain Ski Season Start?

Let’s get things straight: Grouse Mountain opening and closing dates are dependent on snowfall.

In other words, Grouse Mountain ski season opens at different times each year.

So how are we supposed to predict when Grouse Mountain will open?

The best way is to check the opening dates over the last five years:

  • 2022 – November 18th
  • 2021 – November 20th
  • 2020 – November 20th
  • 2019 – November 9th
  • 2018 – November 11th

This means Grouse Mountain usually opens for skiing around the 2nd or 3rd week of November – with Grouse Mountain closing dates usually falling in late April/Early May.

This is generally the same for all top Vancouver ski hills.

At any rate, in order to avoid large lines at the Grouse Mountain Gondola it is highly recommend to book your Grouse Mountain lift tickets in advance:

Just select your date using the calender above and lock it in. As somebody who has stood in the thirty minute line just to get a ticket, I’m telling you this is a wise move.

Related: How Long Does the Grouse Mountain Gondola Take?

Grouse Mountain Ski Season Opening Dates Not Doing it For You?

World famous Whistler-Blackcomb resort typically opens a few weeks earlier than Grouse, so that’s another option.

At any rate, if you still have questions about when Grouse Mountain ski season starts I’m here for you!

I am looking to answer every Vancouver question so drop me a line in the comments below for free Vancouver advice ⛷️

Related: Can You Drive to the Top of Grouse Mountain?

Julian

I've used online guides on five continents to find the world's greatest travel spots and this is my chance to give back - with insider info on my home, the mighty Vancouver BC!

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