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Dam Mountain Snowshoe (up Grouse Mtn)

This event is accessed easily by transit - see below.

This is a total distance of approximately 5.5kms and should take about 3 hours, depending on conditions.

**Please note that you'll either need a Grouse Mountain pass or pay $39 to ride the Skyride up and down, or you can go as a guest of someone who has a pass for approx $18. I have a pass and am happy to have someone attend as my guest - please let me know if you'd like to do this.

Hike description from Clubtread.

Follow Highway #1 (Trans-Canada) 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.

Dam Mountain

Statistics
Total Distance: 5.5 km (return)
Estimated Time: 3 hours
Average Grade: 10.4%
Structure: Loop - Partial
Elevation Gain: 264 m
Start Elevation: 1085 m
Max Elevation: 1349 m
Directions

Follow Highway #1 (Trans-Canada) 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 busses operate to the Grouse Mountain parking lot daily. For bus schedules and information, visit the Translink website.
Details

Route starts from the Grouse Alpine Area kiosk which is 1.2 km from the skyride. Moderately difficult route going up the south side of Dam Mountain, then along the ridge; steeper and slippier going down the north side back to the alpine trail. There are many side trails - follow the flagging. Views face westward over the Capilano watershed.

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  • Albee

    Thanx Elspeth , love the unexpected and winter conditions, pictures coming soon cheers

    December 16, 2012

  • Lucy

    Because of the limited visibility due to the windstorm, we have to cut short our event. But nonetheless, Elspeth made sure we stayed safe and have a good cardio workout. Thanks Elspeth.

    December 16, 2012

  • Mark

    Even though the Dam Mountain cancelled on us Elspeth still found a way for us to have fun and a great workout.

    December 15, 2012

  • Elspeth

    Despite the trail being closed to Dam Mtn (avalanche danger), we had a good time :) Thanks for coming everyone!

    December 15, 2012

  • Sigrid

    Dam Mt was closed due to weather and avalanche dangerbut we still had fun playing on the lower runs.

    December 15, 2012

  • Elspeth

    Hi everyone, just to be clear, we will meet up at starbucks at the base of the mountain at 9 am and ride up the gondola together.

    December 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I don't have a pass, so would be great if someone could help me out to get a discount on their pass. Lily? Sigrid?
    Thanks!

    December 9, 2012

    • Elspeth

      I could take you as my guest Laura. I think it still costs about $18.

      December 9, 2012

  • Sara

    Hi Elspeth, I was planning to come but can't get a way with work,maybe next time. Have fun

    December 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Elspeth, looking forward to another nice day out with the group! Sigrid, if the offer is still open, would you be able to take me as a guest?

    November 27, 2012

    • Sigrid

      I'd be happy to have you as my guest, Isabel :)

      November 27, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you! I have never hiked/snowshoed up at Grouse because it is so expensive (!), so I appreciate the opportunity to tag along! :)

      November 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I forgot to mention that I have a pass as well! :)

    November 27, 2012

  • Sigrid

    I also have a pass and can take guests. Elspeth, I thought we can take 4 guests for 1/2 off??

    November 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! I have a pass, but I was wondering where do we get snow shoes from?

    November 20, 2012

    • Elspeth

      Hi, They rent them at Grouse Mtn - have a look at their website. Thye also rent them at MEC.

      November 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to have another exciting snowshoeing with LEADER eLsPeTh. Oh Elspeth, can I use your guest pass ? Much appreciated.

    November 19, 2012

    • Elspeth

      Yes you can :)

      November 19, 2012

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