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Grouse Mountain is excited to announce the opening of our brand-new lift – the Short Cut handle tow in Side Cut Park. The latest enhancement to the Resort’s popular terrain parks, the aptly named new lift offers access to up to 20 features, eliminating the need for skiers and riders to use the Screaming Eagle Chair.

“The idea for this new lift actually came directly from our Park users,” said Michael Cameron, President, Grouse Mountain Resort. “They asked, we listened, and as the name suggests, the Short Cut will improve efficiency getting up the mid-section of Side Cut allowing skiers and riders to get in even more laps.” 

“We’ve always tried to be at the forefront with our facilities and support the progression of the skiers and riders who come to Grouse Mountain,” he continued. “Now as the first Resort on the North Shore to have a handle tow specifically for Park users, we look forward to supporting that progression for many more years to come.”

With a total rope length of 250 metres and maximum speed of two metres per second, the Short Cut handle tow can move up to 600 people per hour, and will elevate the Park experience for both skiers and riders.

It’s the latest in a series of upgrades and projects heralding a new chapter for the iconic Vancouver landmark leading up to its centennial in 2026.

Grouse Mountain is home to up to four terrain parks that attract skiers and riders of all ability levels and ages from across BC and around the world. Whether you are new to freestyle terrain, or a seasoned veteran, you will find features that match your ability and progression level.

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