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Dam Mountain & Thunderbird Ridge Snowshoe

  • Feb 11, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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This is a bit of a last minute post, but thought I would see if anyone was interested in joining me for a morning snowshoe up to Dam Mountain & Thunderbird Ridge ...

If there is interest, I may head over towards Goat Mountain (instead of Thunderbird Ridge) where fewer crowds abound and the scenery is quite stunning ... (We may go as far as the base of Goat Mountain, but not necessarily ascend it)

We may do a bit of off trail on the way up as well ...


***Please Note: This snowshoe is weather dependent. In the event of unfavorable conditions, I will cancel this event, so please check this site the evening before we are scheduled to meet! (10 pm.)


Hiking Details:

Region: North Shore

Difficulty: Intermediate

Pace: Moderate and steady

Estimated Time: 3-4 hrs. +/-

Trail Distance: 8 km. +/-

Elevation Gain: 450 m. +/-


Trail Details: For more information on Dam Mountain & Thunderbird Ridge please refer to  the links provided here.


REMINDER! What to Bring:

  1. Hiking Boots
  2. Snowshoes
  3. Microspikes (*Optional but recommended)
  4. Poles (*Recommended)
  5. Winter Jacket / Water-proof &/or wind-resistant Jacket
  6. Weather-appropriate pants and/or gaitors
  7. Layered Clothing
  8. Toque / scarf
  9. Headlamp
  10. Water (*1-2 Litres recommended / Thermos of tea)
  11. Food (*lunch, energy bar, trail mix, fruit)
  12. First aid
  13. Change of clothing (*Optional dry clothes for after the snowshoe)
  14. Camera (*optional)
  15. 10 Essentials



Follow Highway #1 to North Vancouver, taking exit #14 for Capilano Road North. Follow Capilano Road to it's northern end, at the base of the Grouse Mountain Skyride. Both pay parking as well as free parking along Capilano Road is available.

The 232 and 236 buses operate to the Grouse Mountain parking lot daily. For bus schedules and information, visit the Translink website here.



In consideration of the environment, the limited parking available, and the high cost of fuel, it is recommended that we carpool whenever possible. While the group does not endorse any formal policy, it is typically suggested that passengers offer the driver $5.00 per half hour of driving (includes mileage and vehicle wear & tear). However, private arrangements between passenger(s) and driver may be made ahead of time.

Please note in your RSVP whether you can offer a ride or need a ride, and where you will be coming from. Passengers, please ensure you show up on time and bring an extra bag for wet/muddy footwear and clothing.

Please do not leave carpooling arrangements until the last minute. The organizer is not responsible for arranging carpooling opportunities on your behalf - that is strictly the responsibility of every individual member. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Useful Links:

Grouse Mountain Web Cam

Weather Global BC

The Weather Network

Environment Canada

Google Maps

Avalanche Canada


Post Hike: If there is interest, we may head back to the chalet for something warm to drink.



Please note that we are not a professional organization nor a group composed of trained professional guides. Ecospirit is run entirely on the efforts of volunteers and the active participation of members. The success of each event depends on the cooperation & efforts of every member who participates. Although we always make an effort to look out for one another, to the best of our ability, each of us is nevertheless responsible for our own safety and well-being during every event. By RSVPing "yes" for this event, you acknowledge and accept these terms.

I hope you'll consider joining me!


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  • Ruth

    We had a good time, ran into a couple meetupians on the trail. There are big closed signs at the trail going to Goat... went out to Tbird Ridge.

    February 11, 2013

    • Dusan

      Well, Cindy and Asra helped us a little so we would not get lost and to find the right way, it was not so busy on the trails, but we found two good humans, didn't we?

      1 · February 11, 2013

  • Dusan

    No matter what weather is always a good idea to get out to the mountains

    February 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to have missed you all today. My cold grew worse through the night. So glad you all made it out, though, and had a good time. Thank you Ruth and Kat for covering for me, Hope to meet you soon Dusan!

    February 11, 2013

  • Sara


    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    would love to come but looking for a beginner trail since I am new to showshoeing and likely not as fit as others.

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just a little forewarning: I have come down with a cold so I will be slow and sluggish tomorrow. If that pace concerns you, please change your RSVP to reflect that. Thank you.

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, sorry for my oversight Rory. If you do not have an annual pass, you will need to purchase a ticket. If you purchase it with someone who has an annual pass, you will get a significant discount. Tickets are roughly $18.00. The annual pass however is $100.00 (Unlimited use)

    February 10, 2013

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