Ski Experience – Mount Seymour
Mount Seymour’s ready to show visitors a good time, even if guests are not quite up to a heli-skiing yet, this mountain resort has it. From beginners to expert skiers and riders and all abilities in between, Mount Seymour is specifically designed and laid out to accommodate whatever level of skier and rider may need. The trails progress from easy to difficult. Twenty-some feet of quality snow, one of the largest terrain parks in the area, and panoramic views from the ridgeline, even trails for beginners at the top of the mountain ensure that visitors have a remarkable and memorable vacation at Mount Seymour. What’s best is that all this is just half an hour’s drive from downtown Vancouver. Mount Seymour is a well-appointed and challenging resort that is well worth a visit.
The mountain’s trails are set up along the ridgeline, but they’ve done something rare while they built the resort, the mountain allows skiers to find runs for all experience levels from the top of the mountain. In many alpine ski resorts, beginners are relegated to the bunny slopes at the base and intermediate skiers dare not rise above the middle of the mountain. The designers of this resort made sure that all guests could enjoy the splendor and majesty of Mount Seymour. The views are absolutely outrageous. Guests can look out over all of Vancouver as well as the islands and the valley from Mount Seymour’s peak.
While on an alpine vacation, beginners and more advanced skiers alike will benefit from a lesson or two. As a novice the certified ski instruction professionals at the Snow School will see to it that beginners learn the basics and are gliding down the mountain in no time. However, intermediate and advanced skiers will really see improvement in their abilities after putting these pro’s tips and suggestions to use. Safety is the school’s first priority and guests will be well served by the pros at Mount Seymour’s Snow School.
Night skiing will keep guests racing down the mountain until 10 pm, night owls can relax knowing the night is far from over. Vancouver is one of the coolest cities in North America. From trendy dance clubs to coffeehouses, fine dining and haute cuisine, the city has something to offer everyone. There is no shortage of bars, pubs, live music venues and clubs, Vancouver will keep guests entertained well into the night. For those looking for something a bit more relaxing there are tons of spas and mellow lounges ideal for a more mellow crowd.
From convenience to quality, Mount Seymour literally has it all. Vancouver’s exemplary public transportation makes it easy to get to Mount Seymour by bus. There are few places on earth that one can experience such natural beauty, such quality snow and slopes, stunning panoramic vistas of the Pacific Northwest, and one of the most beautiful cities on earth. Make Vancouver’s Mount Seymour your alpine vacation destination. Just one day of that kind of beauty, fun and excitement will make a believer out of you! Snowboarding Zone – Mount Seymour, BC:
Riders Guide – Mount Seymour is a Vancouver area ski resort that offers more than 25 runs with the longest run coming in at 1 mile long. There are several lifts including four chairlifts that serve more than 200 skiable acres on the mountain. There are clearly marked trails and several acres of off-trail terrain for more advanced skiers and riders to explore. The mountain has a vertical drop of over 1,000 feet with a base elevation of 3,300 feet, and a peak elevation of more than 4,000 feet. The trails are broken up as follows, about 80% of them designed for novice and intermediate skiers and riders. At least 20% of the trails are for more advanced skiers and riders, and 12 of the trails are set up for night skiing.
Parks and Pipes – There are three terrain parks at Mount Seymour: Northlands Park, Mushroom Park and Young Guns Park. There’s also one immense in ground half-pipe. The parks are designed for both novices and more intermediate snowboarders, with a variety of boxes, jumps, rails and tabletops to help beginners learn the moves and help more intermediate snowboarders improve their skills. It’s one of the largest terrain parks in the region and a huge draw for riders and freestyle skiers.
Out of Bounds – Mount Seymour features the Enquist Snow Tube Park. This park has several lanes and a tubing tow that carries riders back to the start of the trail. The two main trails have a vertical drop that’s over 100 m long. There are toboggan runs designed for children less than 4 feet tall as well. There’s also a snowshoeing area with clearly marked Discovery Trails. The trails are longer than 10 km and go through meadows and around several lakes. A special Snowshoe Adventure Centre offers tips and rentals for people to enjoy.
Hangout & Hookup – Mount Seymour is only a half an hour from downtown Vancouver, which means Vancouver nightlife is waiting once the slopes close down for the night. There are plenty of places to have food and beverages at the mountain, within the lodge and in nearby establishments, but for those seeking nightlife that only a major city can offer, then nearby Vancouver is an ideal destination.
The Deal – Take Highway 1 west from Vancouver, cross over the bridge and take exit number 22 onto the Mount Seymour Parkway. The signs will lead directly to the Provincial Park where visitors will turn left onto Mount Seymour Road. From there the resort is just 15 minutes away. Or take the shuttle bus from downtown Vancouver for added convenience.