It’s time to take advantage of the incredible weather we’ve been having, and hit the mountains—a relatively easy weekend getaway considering, Glenmore and Highland Park’s location.
From Baker to Whistler and skiing to tobogganing, here are some of the best slopes to hit for the entire family.
Escaping for a ski-filled weekend couldn’t be easier at Glenmore and Highland Park. A half hour drive will have you in Bellingham ready to rock those slopes, depending on the border lineup, of course.
Top-notch skiers and boarders will love the fact that Baker offers premium rentals. Along with beginner to intermediate level rentals available at upper Heather Meadows, top-of-the-line skis and snowboards – including this year’s current models – are available at the lower White Salmon base area (mile marker 52) on all operation days.
From Glenmore and Highland Park, BC’s mountain jewel WhistlerBlackcomb is more of a trek, but it’s well worth it to check out the world record-breaking Peak 2 Peak Gondola. An approximate two-and-a-half hour drive will bring you into the village where you can get settled before you get up-close-and-personal with the mountains from the Peak 2 Peak. This engineering marvel breaks three world records:
- Longest unsupported span of 3.024 kilometres
- Highest lift of its kind at 436 metres above the valley floor
- Completes the longest continuous lift system on the globe
Even better, March is family month, so there are opportunities for kids to stay, ski and rent for free.
A must for the young and the young at heart. The North Shore’s Cypress Mountain is home to one of the best Snow Tube Parks in the Lower Mainland, and it’s only an hour and a half from Glenmore and Highland Park.
Feel the thrill of sliding down chutes in a snow tube and let Cypress’s tube tow do all the work getting you back up the slope. It makes for a great day trip too, if a full weekend is out of the question.