New Gondola project
Construction for a new gondola now underway
Construction is underway on a transformational lift replacement project at Grouse Mountain Resort.
The state-of-the-art gondola will replace the aging Blue Skyride and mark the start of a new chapter for the Resort leading up to our 100th anniversary in 2026. The new lift system, which includes a total of 14 towers and 27 eight-person gondola cabins, will allow Grouse Mountain to return to just above its original capacity when both the Blue and Red Skyrides were fully operational.
Since the world’s first double chairlift was built at the Resort in 1949, Grouse Mountain has had a rich history of investing in modern recreational technology. The installation of a new gondola will support continued investment in the world-class experience Grouse Mountain offers and ensure Vancouver’s number one natural attraction is accessible for generations to come.
• Clearing of Gondola Easement Area: Completed
• Building of Foundation, Plateau Station: Spring & Summer 2023
- Building of Foundation, Base Station: Fall 2023
• Assembly of Towers and Line Work: Spring & Summer 2024
• System Testing: Fall 2024
• New Gondola Opens: Winter 2025
Forest Management Plan
As part of our commitment to sustainable environmental management, Grouse Mountain Resort is developing a forest management plan for the privately held areas of the Mountain. This long-term visionary plan will identify unique features of the forested areas of the Mountain and any regions that have been or are vulnerable to both abiotic (e.g. climate change) and biotic (insects and disease) disturbances. Opportunities for restoration and/or improvement to biodiversity will be identified with the creation of a stable, resilient long-lived forest community. Benefits of the supported forest community include resistance to pests and diseases, low fire risk, as well as the protection of the integrity of the steep slopes and water courses that feed into the District of North Vancouver.