What started five years ago as a ramp up to the 2010 Olympics has now turned into an annual event. The 24 Hours of Winter returns once again in February to Grouse Mountain in Vancouver, B.C. for skiers and snowboarders, that means staying on the slopes around the clock.
Grouse Mountain plans to celebrate 24 Hours of Winter Feb. 9-10, 2013 when the entire resort stays open all night for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, and dining. The date coincides with the original start date of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
For skiers and snowboarders, the lifts run non-stop from 9 a.m. Saturday morning until 10 p.m. Sunday night. Grouse’s terrain parks will be open for the duration, too, with special jam sessions scheduled for 7-8 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. The mountaintop ice rink stays open all night, too, and guides will lead special snowshoe tours at sunset, midnight, and sunrise.
On Saturday night, the all-night slope party launches with a torchlight parade at 9 p.m. Altitudes will host a party with a DJ until 4 a.m. Dining facilities will be open around the clock, with breakfast and brunch served Sunday morning.
The annual 24 Hours of Winter sandwiches between two other weekend events. On Saturday, Feb. 9, the Snowshoe Grind Mountain Run pits snowshoe runners against each other and the time clock on a 4.3-kilometer course with 215 meters of elevation gain. On Monday, Feb. 11, Grouse celebrates B.C.’s first Family Day Holiday with special family activities and a 50 percent off admission tickets.
For more information on 24 Hours of Winter, look here.
Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, BC
Feb 9, 2013 - Feb 10, 2013
skiers and snowboarders