About Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain is a vibrant resort offering world-class skiing and snowboarding close to the city of Vancouver, Canada. 

Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain offers some of best winter skiing in Canada and is known for its extensive snow making capabilities. It's run "The Cut" was named a top 100 run in the world. Whether you're new to skiing or a seasoned ski pro, a winter at Grouse Mountain is an experience of a lifetime.

Boasting an average annual snowfall of almost 10 meters, four chairlifts, 33 runs and six terrain parks, Grouse Mountain has all the necessary ingredients for a winter of fun. 

Grouse Mountain Facts

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33 Ski and Snowboard Runs

Grouse Mountain offers 33 ski and snowboard runs across over 200 acres of skiable terrain. 

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Featuring One of the "Top 100" Runs in the World

Grouse Mountain's "The Cut" was named a top 100 run in the world by CNN Travel.

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Six Terrain Parks

Grouse Mountain is home to six parks for skiers and riders of all ability levels. Whether you are just getting started in Paradise Park, progressing in the Rookie Park or chasing Big Airs in The Cut Jump Line, there is a spot in the line-up for you.

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Home to Canada's Longest Running Ski Club

Grouse Mountain is home to Tyee Ski Club who are famous for teaching children and youth to become competitive alpine ski racers. 

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Six Month Long Ski Season

Skiing and snowboarding is typically available from December to May every year depending on weather and demand. 

Becoming a Ski or Snowboard Instructor at Grouse Mountain 

EA Ski & Snowboard offer a comprehensive Ski Instructor Internship program at Grouse Mountain. Sign up today and start preparing for the best winter of your life in Vancouver, Canada. 

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  • Accommodation is included until after the level 1 exam
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • Internationally recognised qualifications
  • Full season employee lift pass 
  • World-class level one training
  • Level one exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Transport to resort for training if applicable
  • EA Program Manager to support you
  • Preseason preparation webinars
  • Future job opportunities with our network of 27+ resort partners around the globe 


$7,475 USD

Working at Grouse Mountain 

Grouse Mountain is a world-class ski resort just 30 minutes from the center of Vancouver, one of the world's top cities. When you spend a season here, you'll benefit from their extensive snowmaking systems ensuring great coverage over a truly epic six month season. The mountain is also open for night skiing which presents even more opportunities to spend time on the mountain.

What about accommodation? 

As Grouse is a ski resort near Vancouver and only a short drive away, accommodation is typically based in apartments in North Vancouver. These are close to shops, cafes, and the Grouse bus stop, it is a cool place to be based for a winter. We provide accommodation through private apartment rentals. After the initial training and exam period you will be responsible for accommodation payments - you can expect to make an advanced rent payment before the season starts covering the length of your tenancy.  Rates and locations may vary from time to time, and if they do we will endeavour to let you know at the earliest opportunity. Average monthly rent in Canada is approximately $800CAD for seasonal accommodation.

North Vancouver Apartments:

  • Free High speed Internet connection
  • Cable TV with DVD Player
  • Fridge, Stove, Microwave
  • Dishes, pots & pans, all utensils
  • Bedding, linens, towels 
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking
  • Utilities including hydro, heat and hot water

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Certification overview 


Our ski and snowboard internships and training courses at Grouse Mountain Ski Resort allow you to obtain a globally recognised qualification with either the CSIA (Ski) or CASI (Snowboard).

Both the CISA and CASI are internationally recognised snowsports instruction associations and are the governing bodies for ski/snowboard instructor qualifications in Canada. CASI and CSIA qualifications are highly regarded in the industry and a qualification with the Canadian system will build your technical understanding and allow you to effectively instruct skiing or snowboarding.


EA Program Managers

EA Ski & Snowboard want you to have the best winter possible at Grouse Mountain. This means that we have someone on the ground, who is easily contacted and there to offer advice and support at all times. They are familiar with Grouse Mountain and Vancouver and will be a familiar face to make your gap year and first winter that much easier.

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