You can enjoy various winter sports in Vancouver during the winter season! Every year, each ski resort tends to open around the end of November. The ski mountains are easily accessible from downtown in Vancouver because they surround the city. With rental services, night skiing and a reasonable season pass, you can enjoy skiing or snowboarding even after your work or school!!

冬のバンクーバーといえばwinter sports!毎年11月下旬頃から各スキー場がオープンします。バンクーバーはたくさんの山に囲まれている街なので、ダウンタウンから各スキー場へのアクセスも良好です♪レンタルやナイター、シーズンパスなど環境も整っているので、学校帰りやお仕事帰りにも気軽に寄れちゃいますよ^^

1: Whistler

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(Photo from https://blog.ted.com/10-fun-facts-about-vancouver-and-whistler/)

Whistler is one of the largest ski resorts in North America, which is very popular and was one of the venues for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. The scale is huge, and it offers more than 200 slopes, 37 lifts, and the longest slope is 11 kilometres!! Even if you are not interested in skiing or snowboarding, you can enjoy other fun activities because it is a resort!  You can take a day trip to Whistler, but I recommend staying there for several days to fully enjoy the experience!

北米最大級の有名スキーリゾートの一つ、Whistler。2010年のバンクーバーオリンピックの会場にもなった人気スポットです。とくかく規模が大きく、200以上のコース、37のリフト、最長コースの滑走距離は11kmとのこと!リゾート地なのでスキーやスノボをしない人でも様々なアクティビティを楽しむことができます^^バンクーバーから日帰りでも行けますが、せっかくなので数日滞在してリゾートを楽しんでみては??

Whistler Official Website / 公式ウェブサイト

2: Cypress Mountain

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(Photo from Cypress Mountain Facebook page)

This ski mountain was also used as one of the venues for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Many intermediate and advanced skiers are attracted by the excellent quality of the snow.You can even look down Vancouver Island from the top of the mountain because of its large height difference. Using a shuttle bus from Lonsdale Quay is convenient if you do not have a car. 

こちらも2010年冬季オリンピックの会場のひとつになった、本格的なスキー場。雪質が良いこともあり、中上級者に人気のあるコースです。標高差が大きいので、ゲレンデからはバンクーバー島も見渡すことができます。車の無い方はロンズデールキーからのシャトルバスが便利です!

Cypress Mountain Official Website / 公式ウェブサイト

3: Grouse Mountain

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Grouse Mountain is super accessible from downtown! You can go there even after your work or school😊 It takes only about 30 minutes by a shuttle bus from Canada Place! Grouse Mountain is also famous for its stunning night scape. It is popular as a dating spot as well!

ダウンタウンから山頂までのアクセスが良く、学校や会社帰りに立ち寄りやすいのがGrouse Mountain。Canada Placeからシャトルバスが出ており、30分ほどで到着できます!バンクーバーの夜景を一望できる夜景の美しさが有名です。人気のデートスポットでもあります:)

Grouse Mountain Official Website / 公式ウェブサイト

4: Mount Seymour

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(Photo from https://www.insidevancouver.ca/2017/01/26/kids-in-vancouver-slide-down-the-slopes-of-mount-seymour/)

Mount Seymour is relatively small but has the most reasonable fee for the lift😊Here is good for the beginner skiers, but also preferred by many snowboarders.

小規模ではありますが、リフトの料金が最もリーズナブルなのがMount Seymour。初心者におすすめのスキー場ですが、スノーボーダーの間でも人気が高いようです。

Mount Seymour Official Website / 公式ウェブサイト

Lastly, I have a good deal for international students who cannot afford to enjoy winter sports often even though they want to enjoy!!! Grouse Mountain has a Winter Pass, which you can enjoy whenever and as often as you like during the season!! Besides, it allows you to try other winter sports like ice skating and fun activities, and participate in a special Christmas event!! It costs $825 per adult! (Usually Day Ticket $69, and Night Ticket $49 *From 4pm to 10 pm)If you would like to go to Grouse Mountain regularly or very frequently, don’t forget to get one!

そしてなかなかお金に余裕の無いWinter Sports大好き留学生に朗報★Grouse MountainではWinter Passというシーズン中滑り放題で、さらにスケートなど他のアクティビティやクリスマスイベントにも参加できるお得なPassがあります!大人$825!(通常はDay Ticket $69 、Night Ticket $49 (16時~22時まで)です。)定期的に通う方はぜひご活用くださいね^^