Grouse Mountain Ski Resort

Grouse Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The resort is in the town of North Vancouver, BC. We recently ranked all of British Columbia's ski resorts, so you can see where Grouse Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Grouse Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Grouse Mountain Ski Resort.

Grouse Mountain Lodging:

Grouse Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Grouse Mountain has a total of 26 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Grouse Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 212 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 86 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Grouse Mountain's slopes see on average 350 inches (138 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 29 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
212(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall
350"(138 cm)

Grouse Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Grouse Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 4,100 feet, or 1,250 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,890 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,210 feet (369 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Grouse Mountain's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
4,100'(1,250 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,210'(369 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
2,890'(881 m)

Grouse Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
42out of 100
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Grouse Mountain can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 82% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Grouse Mountain has 212 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Grouse Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 19% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 82%.
19%(39 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
59%(124 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
23%(48 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Grouse Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Grouse Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 82% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Grouse Mountain Ski Resort Location

Grouse Mountain Ski Resort is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of North Vancouver, BC.

North Vancouver, BC V7R Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
49.37024, -123.09869

Getting to Grouse Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Grouse Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 49.37024, -123.09869 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of North Vancouver, BC to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Grouse Mountain Ski Resort.

Vancouver International AirportYVRVancouver, BC21 km
Seattle–Tacoma International AirportSEASeattle, WA221 km

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Grouse Mountain.

Abbotsford International AirportYXXAbbotsford, BC66 km
Nanaimo AirportYCDNanaimo, BC66 km
Bellingham International AirportBLIBellingham, WA76 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Grouse Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Grouse Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Cypress MountainWest Vancouver North, BC4,751 ft65%8 km
Mount SeymourNorth Vancouver, BC4,150 ft34%10 km
Whistler BlackcombWhistler, BC7,494 ft82%83 km
Sasquatch MountainAgassiz, BC4,501 ft52%84 km
Mt. BakerDeming, WA5,000 ft47%114 km
Hurricane RidgePort Angeles, WA5,500 ft46%158 km

Grouse Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation4,100 ft
Base Elevation2,890 ft
Vertical Drop1,210 ft
(19% Beginner,  59% Intermediate,  23% Expert)
Skiable Acres212
Avg. Annual Snowfall350 inches
Grouse Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats