Affordable Family Fun Sasquatch Mountain Resort
If you have been thinking about taking your kids skiing or snowboarding this season, NOW is the time to get up to the local mountains. About 90 minutes from Langley is Sasquatch Mountain Resort, formerly Hemlock Resort, and they offer affordable family fun and a super family-first atmosphere that is not as evident at other mountains.
Whether it is the Sasquatch that makes appearances at the rental counter, the wonderful instructors offering lessons or the friendly lifties, Sasquatch Mountain is sure to delight. And with spring break around the corner, why not take advantage of their daily activities before the mountain closes for the season. Thats right, you only have until March 31st to take advantage of the snow on the local hills, so get out to Sasquatch for Spring Squatch Fest.
Sasquatch Mountain Daily Activities Over Spring Break:
March 16th King of the Hill Demo Day
March 17th St Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt and Demo Day
March 18th Pirates Day
March 19th Two of a Kind Dress Up Day
March 20th Wild West Wednesday and Hot Wing Competition
March 21st Super Hero Day
March 22nd Family Friday
March 23rd Retro Day
March 24th Hawaiian Day
March 25th Men’sDay Olympics
March 26th Team Tuesday
March 27th Weenie Wednesday Hot Dog Competition
March 28th Ladies Day Olympics
March 29th Family Carnival
March 30th Dummy Race and Magic Show
March 31st Last Day of Operations
Lift Ticket Pricing at Sasquatch Mountain Resort
When you compare the prices for skiing at nearby Whistler Backcomb with your family, it can quickly become an expensive day or weekend or holiday. Early week lift tickets at Sasquatch Mountain Resort are just $48 for an adult and the rest of the week and weekends are $64. With single day lift tickets at $160 per person, it is not somewhere that you want to take your kids to “try out” skiing for the first time. But at Sasquatch, you can book a rental and lesson and end up with a free lift ticket. After a morning lesson, they are free to enjoy the rest of the day on the slopes! It offers excellent value for money and when the kids are done, you can pack up and not worry about how much money you just spent!
Also with their weekly calendar of events you can take advantage of Family Day with discount passes for families and flat rate tubing, as well as ladies and mens days where you can save quite a bit of money.
Kids 5 and under Ski Free at Sasquatch
One of the best part of visiting Sasquatch is that kids 5 and under ski for free. Having 7 and 5 year old boys who go skis for christmas, not having to buy a lift ticket for my youngest is a bonus!
Half day Rentals and Tickets
It is nice to know that if you cannot get up to the mountain early, you can take advantage of half day rates on lift tickets and rentals.
Ladies Day, Mens Day and Family Day
Sasquatch has amazing weekly specials to take advantage of! Men’s days and Ladies days mean that lift tickets are only $20
What to Know about visiting Sasquatch Mountain Resort:
Driving time to Sasquatch Mountain from Vancouver is about 2 hours, as long as you are not leaving in the afternoon rush hour. Coming from Langley, it takes me about 90 minutes.
The road is paved half way up the mountain and the last few kilometres is dirt. It is passable with a 2WD vehicle, but you are required to carry chains and I would not personally do it without 4WD in heavy snowfall.
There are AirBNB accommodations on Sasquatch Mountain Resort. Also try searching for Hemlock Resort or Hemlock Valley in your search
There are plenty of discount days at Sasquatch. Check out their calendar on their website
There is one pub and restaurant at the bottom of the hill. They have decently priced meals and the pub is a popular place to enjoy an acres ski beverage or participate in evening events.
Want more on skiing in BC? Check out tips for skiing with kids in Whistler.
Lindsay Nieminen hails from Vancouver, Canada and shares her love of travel on this website. She is passionate about showing others that they should not put off traveling the world just because they have young children or are single parents. She aims to encourage them to seek out adventure, whether it is at home or abroad by providing information on how just about everywhere can be a destination to explore as a family.