Olympics fever comes to Grouse Mountain in February. The Games bring the popular NBC Today show to the resort, which plans to be open 24/7 during the Olympics.
Grouse Mountain aims to be open to the public 24 hours per day, seven days a week for the 17 days of the 2010 Olympic Games Feb. 12-28. Skiers and riders can hop on the lifts at 3 a.m. to lap a few runs on several of the 15 runs the resort expects to have open for night skiing.
Special lift tickets are also available in February for the Games. Anytime tickets, good for day and night skiing, are sold for $60 for adults and $50 for youth and children in addition to the resort's regular day and night lift tickets. Grouse has added an After Hours Pass, valid 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the 17 days of the Games, for those who want to visit multiple nights. The pass costs $150.
Performances are scheduled around the clock at Grouse during the Games. Ice skating, snowshoe tours, sleigh rides, and ziplines will also be available through the night.
Visitors can catch the well-known faces of Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry, and Al Roker of NBC Today in the wee hours of morning. The Today show, visiting Grouse for the Olympics, will broadcast live at 4 a.m. Vancouver time each day.
Grouse marks the seventh site for the Today show to hold its Olympic coverage. The team of anchors and hosts plan to give behind-the-scenes interviews with Olympic athletes and profile Team USA.
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