When it comes to a magical holiday, few places offer up the kinds of unique experiences, entertainment and memories that Squamish has to offer. The Sea to Sky Gondola is a must visit for those who are already going to be in the area for top-notch skiing, or for those who are still searching for the perfect holiday vacation option. The entire month of December is full of exciting entertainment options and events.
Opening December 4 – the Sea to Sky Gondola
The Sea to Sky Gondola opens December 4, and is the perfect way to launch a holiday vacation like no other. Experience the majestic, snow-covered forests and sparkling, dusted mountains from 885m above sea level. The ride is 10 minutes long, and every cabin holds up to 8 passengers. Floor to ceiling glass windows allow a spectacular and unforgettable view!
The Spirit Trail Forest Walk
Families love the nature walk along the Spirit Trail, featuring sparkling and beautiful holiday decorations. From this trail, adults and children alike marvel at the stunning mountain views and have a blast exploring the twists and turns of the path. It truly is a winter wonderland, and those who get a little too frosty can follow the trail back to the Summit Lodge, where a crackling fire and rich hot cocoa or coffee await. This is a fun and refreshing activity to enjoy between holiday shopping at Squamish Station and visiting friends and family for holiday fun!
Enjoying Family-Friendly Holiday Stories
Families absolutely love the Storytime at the Gondola, which takes place from December 7th to December 24th every Monday and Thursday from 10:30am to 11:00am. The Squamish Public Library visits as guest story tellers, and share some of the most beloved stories of the holiday season. Hot chocolate and cookies are served as delicious treats during story time. This is a wonderful event to enjoy with children, and it takes place at the Summit Lodge, so visitors can listen to the delightful stories in comfort!
Snowshoeing and Exploring the Gorgeous Panorama Trail
Another excellent option that calls to families, couples and groups of friends is the Panorama Trail. Anyone who loves exploring or hiking will truly enjoy the opportunity to tackle this 1.6km loop which provides some of the best views of snow-capped mountains and enchanting forests. It’s the perfect way to stay active between skiing down some of the most awesome slopes around, and some great “down time” for the whole family. Whether it’s for exercise or just quality time, this is a great winter activity for everyone. Visitors can rent snowshoes and non-slip boot covers at the Summit Lodge.
There truly is something for everyone during the holiday season with the Sea to Sky Gondola. Interested individuals should join those who visit each year seeking the magic, the memories and the fun that Squamish has to offer. Tons of fun activities and options, combined with the benefit of a quiet and memorable holiday is just too good to turn down.