Mount Seymour is no stranger to locals and visitors alike when it comes to winter activities in Vancouver. The North Shore mountains tend to get much more snow than the Lower Mainland. So while it may not be snowy in the city, there's usually some snow on this mountain.
Beautiful views and plenty of powder at Mount Seymour — Photo courtesy of Mount Seymour
Recently, Mount Seymour was awarded the second best terrain park in Western Canada by the SBC Resort Guide Editors' Choice Awards, following right behind world-renowned Whistler Blackcomb. The award and ranking speak volumes to the kind of terrain you're going to find at Seymour.
Those that enjoy jumps, you're going to want to check out the back-country jumps that were made famous by local ski heroes Devun Walsh, Kevin Sansalone and other notable skiers. Mount Seymour has been a leader in freestyle skiing and snowboarding since the early 1990s. This winter adventure spot continues to be innovative and offer consistent quality.
Though there has been slightly less snow this year and skiing has been slow to open, the Mystery Peak Express quad chair, Lodge Chair, Brockton Chair, The Pit Terrain Park and Goldie Meadows Learning Area have all been open! Ski midweek from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. As the runs are weather permitting, it's best to check their websites to find out what's open. Or call guest services at 604-986-2261, ext. 2.
Monday nights from January 27, 2014, to March 21, 2014, (excluding February 10) are ladies nights Shred for the Cure from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. A $5 donation will get you a complimentary lift ticket for skiing or snowboarding, and the money will be donated to the BC Cancer Foundation to benefit breast cancer research. It's a great way to have fun, feel good and support a good cause.
Freestyle skiing and snowboarding isn't the only thing you're going to find on Mount Seymour, though. For those who aren't comfortable on a set of skis or a snowboard, there's tubing and tobogganing available. The snowtubing does have a height restriction, but the tobogganing doesn't. The prices for these makes a day of fun on the mountain quite affordable for a family.
Snowtubing hours include 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Tobogganing is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the North Shore News Snowplay Area.
If you're looking for a pleasant trek through the snow on snowshoes, Discovery Snowshoe Trails are open. Explore beautiful trails you wouldn't normally be able to venture through without snowshoes and get a solid workout in while you're at it. Snowshoe rentals are available midweek from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on weekends 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Getting to Mount Seymour from Vancouver by car or public transportation is easy. A shuttle bus runs from Lonsdale Quay and the base of Mount Seymour via Parkgate Community Centre to the resort during winter operations. Please check MountSeymour.com or call guest services to make sure it's running on the day you plan on going.
After a day on the hill, it's only right that you indulge in a little apres ski! We've got you covered on that, too!