News and Events

Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

This Saturday May 31st Is World 'No Tobacco' Day. Grouse Mountain To Become The First Smoke Free Resort In BC (29-May-08)

North Vancouver, May 28, 2008 - Grouse Mountain will be entirely smoke-free on Saturday May 31 for World No Tobacco Day

Grouse Mountain will be entirely smoke-free on Saturday May 31 for World No Tobacco Day. This day marks the start of a campaign to become the first smoke-free mountain resort in BC. With the support of the Canadian Cancer Society, B.C. and Yukon Division, staff and guests will trade in cigarettes for twizzlers and wear 'kiss me I don't smoke' buttons to celebrate their tobacco-free environment.

“Grouse Mountain will help lead the way for B.C. to be the healthiest region ever to host an Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games,” said Gordon Hogg, Minister of State for ActNow BC. “Grouse Mountain is leading the province by example and I want to congratulate the employees for taking the first step in living smoke free.”

Grouse is partnering with the Canadian Cancer Society to combat tobacco use in the workplace among the fastest growing segment of B.C.’s labour force, 19-29 year olds. The society is leading the initiative on behalf of the BC Healthy Living Alliance in partnership with ActNow BC, and is providing Grouse Mountain Resort with information, resources, and expertise.

“An alarming number of young people are smoking in this age group, more so than any other group,” said Cathy Adair, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Canadian Cancer Society, B.C. and Yukon Division. “Providing information and resources at the workplace where people spend a third of their day helps us access this hard-to-reach audience. Our goal is to help leading B.C. companies foster workplace environments that support those who wish to quit and help young workers stay tobacco free,” Adair said.

“When the issue on the table is health and wellness, we feel we have a responsibility to adopt a leadership role,” said Michael Cameron, Grouse Mountain’s General Manager. “Our commitment to a smoke-free resort is consistent with our goal to provide a healthy environment for our staff and guests. With the right tools and a supportive approach, we are certain that we can inspire this commitment in everyone who steps foot onto the mountain. We are the largest youth employer on the North Shore, and see over 1.1 million visitors each year. As such, adopting a smoke-free environment can affect significant change to both guests and employees”

Tobacco use remains the largest single preventable cause of death and disease, killing more than 6,000 British Columbians each year. Cigarette smoking causes about 30 per cent of cancers in Canada and more than 85 per cent of lung cancers. Second-hand smoke is also linked to the death of 140 British Columbians each year.

 
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