What to Know Before Hitting the Slopes this Winter!


Although the start of winter means a lot more time spent indoors, it also means SNOW!! Whether you’re hitting the ‘black diamond’ runs, or tumbling down the bunny hill, there’s nothing like a day on the slopes! Here’s what you need to know before visiting the local mountains:


NOTE: These policies may change, for the full list of up to date policies, visit each mountain’s website. 

1. Mount Seymour

  • You must pre-book a reservation on weekends and holidays. 4 hour timeslots can be booked online for both season pass holders and lift ticket purchasers.
  • Access to building is limited with face coverings required at all times indoors.
  • Face coverings required in lift lines and on the chairs or magic carpet.
  • Guests are required to pre-purchase their pass, ticket, or rental prior to their visit (including Snowshoeing, tubing, tobogganing, and Shuttle Bus tickets).
  • Debit or Credit only payment will be accepted.

For more information and requirements needed before your visit, click here.


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2. Grouse Mountain

  • Guests will need to reserve a skyride boarding time for traveling uphill and downhill on the Skyride through the Skyride Reservation System (Bookings can be made starting Nov. 20).
  • Pass-holders can book up to 7 days in advance of their visit. Individual visits can be booked 2 days in advance.
  • Advanced online ticket purchase is recommended to reduce lineups and interaction.
  • Skyride capacity will be reduced to less than 50% to allow for physical distancing and managing capacity on the mountain.
  • Non-medical face coverings are required throughout the resort.
  • Individual chairs will be limited to families or groups who are riding together. Unrelated individuals not visiting the resort together must not ride together. Solo skiers/riders will be asked to ride on opposite ends of the chair.
  • Rentals will be required to be pre-purchased.

For more information and requirements needed before your visit, click here.

3. Cypress Mountain

  • Lift ticket availability will be limited to manage capacity and physical distancing.
  • Lift tickets must be pre-purchased online.
  • Pass-holders are not required to pre-book.
  • Online bookings only, no in-person ticket office sales.
  • Contactless and cashless payments.
  • Face coverings required throughout the resort.
  • Ski/board rental equipment must be pre-purchased online.


4. Whistler Blackcomb

  • Face coverings are required throughout operations.
  • Only related parties (guests skiing and riding together) can ride on chairlifts and gondolas together.
  • Online reservation and pre-booking system.
  • Pass-holders get early priority access to pre-book their days from now until December 7th.
  • Lift tickets can be pre-booked starting on December 8th.  

While it is almost time to hit the slopes in our amazing backyard again, we cannot forget the ongoing COVID-19 situation. These are just SOME of the preliminary rules and regulations you can expect at each resort. Before you plan a trip to a local mountain, be sure to visit their websites for up to date information! Stay safe, and enjoy the season!