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Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain

6" to 9" POWDER ALERT - POWDER FORECAST BELOW!
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

104

Rank in
Region

3

Rank in
State

15

Best time for snow at
Grouse Mountain
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Grouse Mountain

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Friday
Day
0-1"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0-1"
Night
3-5"
Sunday
Day
1-2"
Night
1-2"
Monday
Day
0-1"
Night
3-5"
Tuesday
Day
4-8"
Night
1-3"
Powderfares - 6"+ snow on the way! Go now!
Powderfares!
6"+ of snow
on the way
Go now!
LAX to YVR
depart Mon Dec 18
return Wed Dec 20
WestJet
$422
SEA to YVR
depart Mon Dec 18
return Wed Dec 20
Alaska
$478
BOS to YVR
depart Sun Dec 17
return Wed Dec 20
United
$527
ATL to YVR
depart Sun Dec 17
return Wed Dec 20
United
$632
DFW to YVR
depart Sun Dec 17
return Wed Dec 20
Air Canada
$811
EWR to YVR
depart Sun Dec 17
return Wed Dec 20
Air Canada
$816
SFO to YVR
depart Mon Dec 18
return Thu Dec 21
United
$832
IAH to YVR
depart Mon Dec 18
return Wed Dec 20
Air Canada
$882
MSP to YVR
depart Sun Dec 17
return Wed Dec 20
Air Canada
$975
ORD to YVR
depart Mon Dec 18
return Wed Dec 20
Air Canada
$1,290
True Snow: 350" per year
Snow Quality Rank

121

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

50

Grouse Mountain is ranked No. 50 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

15.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

22.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

18.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

50

Grouse Mountain is ranked No. 50 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

121

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Grouse Mountain

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
25
score
88.1
Snow Volume
rank
50
score
63.1
Overall
rank
104
score
57.4

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1210 ft

4100 ft
Base Elevation: 2890 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mt. has no detail snow data, so we estimate 350 inches snowfall, consistent with other low altitude maritime Northwest areas. The key risk to snow conditions is not drought but rain. This is a minor issue for the locals, who can sit out the wet weather and wait to ski the next week’s dump. It does, however, make planning a big trip involving air travel here more of a gamble. In terms of quality, storms at Grouse Mt. can bring the cold stuff that makes for beautiful turns, or just as often, they can douse you with warmer snow that you weigh by the pound instead of measuring by the inch. Be prepared with the fattest, most rockered skis you can get for the latter conditions.

Accumulation and Preservation

With its ample snowfalls, Grouse Mt. is often well covered by mid-December and rates to be in full operation by Christmas most of the time. Like all the Vancouver local ski areas, altitude is low and exposures are variable, so snow preservation is not the greatest. Grouse Mt. is best skied midwinter or immediately after fresh snowfalls.