The ski slopes glow at night around Vancouver, British Columbia. You can just head up for some turns under the lights, or you can hit these top three night events for added fun at Mt. Seymour, Grouse Mountain, and Cypress Mountain.
Monday night is the time to head to Mt. Seymour as women ride free. The ladies’ night, which supports breast cancer research, changed its name this year to Shred For The Cure. In the past five years, the fundraiser nights have raised $55,000 for breast cancer research.
Women can ski or ride free from 6-10 p.m on Monday nights. The program started Monday night, Jan. 9, and runs to March 12. To ride free, you need to pick up a voucher at one of nine Greater Vancouver retailers to receive a complimentary lift ticket.
Grouse Mountain opens for 24 hours of skiing and riding Feb. 11. Photo by Jordan Dawe/Flickr.
Grouse Mountain perhaps throws one of the most unique night events — 24 Hours of Winter. The event started two years ago during the Olympics when Grouse ran its lifts 24 hours a day for a week. This year, the resort stays open for 24 hours on the night of Feb. 11.
The lifts run for skiing and snowboarding all night long from 9 a.m on Saturday to 10 p.m on Sunday. You can ski while watching the sunset and sunrise. A terrain park jam is also scheduled from 11 p.m to 1 a.m for skiers and snowboarders. Other activities include a hockey tournament, sleigh rides, dining, and special sunset, midnight, and sunrise snowshoe tours.
Cypress Mountain offers speed dating during night skiing on Wednesdays. Photo by JJ Koeman/Cypress Mountain.
On Wednesdays, Cypress Mountain targets singles for speed dating nights. The speed dating nights started Jan. 4 and continue every Wednesday, 5-7 p.m, for the winter season.
To participate, you register at Guest Relations to pick up a glow necklace and then pair up with other singles to ride the Midway Chair. The five-minute lift ride gives you a chance to decide whether to ski another run together or move on to someone else with a glow necklace. The event finishes in the Crazy Raven Bar and Grill.
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