The scenic alpine terrain around Squamish makes for great snowshoeing. The mountains surrounding Squamish get an average of 2,300 mm (90 in) of precipitation annually, which means a generous amount of snow accumulates in the winter months.

As soon as the snow begins to fall at higher elevations around Squamish, snowshoers head for Diamond Head in Garibaldi Provincial Park, just 40 minutes from Eagle Valley Retreat.