Grouse Mountain, B.C. is one of British Columbia, Canada’s most popular ski resorts (1.3 million skier visits annually) and it’s officially up for sale. A sale price has not been disclosed at this time.
“This recent decision will ensure that Grouse Mountain continues to build on its strong heritage and further cultivate the Grouse Mountain brand and opportunities.” Grouse Mountain said in a statement
Grouse Mountain is easily visible from Vanucouver, B.C. and vice-versa. It only takes 15-minutes to drive there from downtown Vancouver.
The Vancouver-based McLaughlin family has owned Grouse Mountain since 1974. They will be selling the entire operation as well as 1,198-acres of property. The ski resort has 212 skiable acres.
“I can’t say enough about our relationship with the mountain. I think it’s unique in the amount of support we give the hill, and they give us back. There’s a lot of support there.”
“If we can find a new owner that supports us as much as they have, we’ll be in good shape.
– Chris Pretty, President of the Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club told the CBC
Nothing will change for passholders in the 2016/17 winter season.
“For the upcoming season, it’s business as usual and our passholders. If they’ve already bought a pass or are considering buying one, they can have confidence we’ll be delivering them a great winter product as usual.” ” – Julie Grant, spokesperson for Grouse Mountain
GROUSE MOUNTAIN STATS:
- Vertical Feet: 1,198′
- Top Elevation: 4,039′
- Annual Snowfall: 382″
- Skiable Area: 212 acres
- Runs: 26 (14 night skiing)
- Lifts: 4
ABOUT GROUSE MOUNTAIN:
“Grouse Mountain was named by the first recorded hikers to reach the summit in October 1894. In those days, climbing Grouse Mountain was a three or four day epic journey – there was no bridge across Burrard Inlet and no road to the base. The hardy group of hikers slogged through snow, scrambled over rock and up through the dense forest. Along the way, they hunted a Blue Grouse and honoured the plentiful game bird by calling the Peak “Grouse Mountain”.
Soon after this first ascent, Grouse Mountain began attracting hundreds of intrepid hikers. Among these were Don and Phyllis Munday who built the first log cabin on the mountain. Today, the Munday Alpine Snowshoe Park bears their name in honour of their contributions to mountaineering.” – Grouse Mountain