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Mount Seymour Skiing: Planning the Perfect Seymour Ski Trip

Mount Seymour ski adventures are one of Vancouver’s great winter escapes.

Being 30 minutes from downtown also makes this one of the easiest ways to get into nature without breaking the bank.

Let’s get you up to speed to see if skiing Mount Seymour is right for you.

  1. Mount Seymour Skiing
  2. How to Get to Mount Seymour
  3. Mount Seymour Lift Passes
  4. Night Skiing
  5. Ski Conditions
  6. Mount Seymour Ski Map
  7. Mount Seymour Ski Rentals
  8. Mount Seymour Times
  9. Other Mount Seymour Winter Activities
  10. Tips & Advice
  11.  FAQ
aerial view of mount seymour ski hill in vancouver bc canada
Courtesy: Mount Seymour

Mount Seymour Ski Resort in Vancouver

Mount Seymour is one of the three local ski hills in Vancouver that are within a 45-minute drive of downtown. So, if you’re looking for a quick escape, each of these options made my list of the 5 best day trips from Vancouver in winter.

It’s got 41 runs and 5 chairs – with the majority of runs being green (beginner) and blue (intermediate).

As a local, when I think about skiing at Mount Seymour, I think of:

  • Casual terrain with gentle slopes for relaxed skiing
  • The local mountain with the most natural snow
  • Four terrain parks great for snowboarders
  • A great ski hill for families
  • The most affordable ski hill in Vancouver
  • Great snowshoeing opportunities

Doesn’t that sound good? If you need a more advanced ski hill in Vancouver, then Cypress Mountain is your choice.

Also, if you need more of a resort/attraction type deal, you’re better off at Grouse Mountain.

Related: When Does Ski Season Start in Vancouver?

How to Get to Mount Seymour

Vancouverites never shut up about being able to leave downtown Vancouver and be skiing in 45 minutes.

And yes, in pristine traffic, you can get from downtown to 1700 Mt. Seymour Road in about 35 minutes:

Getting to Mount Seymour with Public Transit

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to take Vancouver public transit to get to Mount Seymour.

It’s up a plowed and sanded mountain highway, so you’ll need to grab the Mount Seymour Shuttle Bus.

It runs from the Rupert Skytrain station in East Vancouver or the Parkgate Community Centre in North Vancouver.

This shuttle must be booked online in advance – they don’t sell tickets aboard.

The round-trip shuttle costs $15.00.

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Mount Seymour Lift Passes

Mount Seymour still hasn’t put up their pricing for their 2023-24 lift tickets, but in 2022-23 the prices were as follows:

  • Adults: $79.00 (full day), $49.00 (half day), $49.00 (night skiing)
  • Youth & Seniors: $49.00 (full day), $34.00 (half day), $34.00 (night skiing)
  • Children (5-12): $27.00
  • Children (0-5): $5.00

I’ll update these prices as soon as they’re announced for the upcoming ski season.

In the meantime, it should also be noted that lift passes to Mount Seymour were booked in four-hour increments during the 2021-22 season. We’ll see if they do this again in 2022-23.

aerial view of the night skiing terrain at seymour mountain in vancouver
Courtesy: Mount Seymour

Night Skiing at Mount Seymour

In Vancouver in winter, there’s something truly special about night skiing at Mount Seymour.

Mount Seymour lights up exactly half of their terrain (40 hectares) for night skiing, so there’s a great variety of runs here.

If you’re looking for cheap ski tickets to Mount Seymour, this is your chance, as you’ll pay about 20% less.

Opening hours for night skiing at Seymour are 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Current Ski Conditions at Mount Seymour

Mount Seymour Ski Map

a map of mount seymour ski hill in vancouver bc canada

Mount Seymour Ski Rentals

If you’ve got no equipment, the best option is to rent skis directly at Seymour Mountain.

Their full service ski and snowboard rental centre has all the equipment needed for a great day out skiing or snowboarding.

Full package rentals (ski or snowboard, boots, and poles) cost:

  • Adults (19-59): $45.00
  • Youth (13-18): $41.00
  • Senior (60+): $29.00
  • Child (5-12): $26.00
  • Tots (0-4): $20.00

It is also possible to rent single pieces of equipment (helmets, jackets, pants) as well.

Booking your equipment in advance is highly recommended to ensure you get the right gear. Especially on holidays and weekends, it tends to sell out fast.

young skiers and a ski instructor at mount seymour in vancouver bc canada
Courtesy: Mount Seymour

Mount Seymour Ski Hours

The current Mount Seymour opening times have yet to be announced for the 2022/23 season.

I will be updating this information as soon as possible.

Expect this info in mid-November when the mountain opens to the public.

Related: When Does Ski Season End in Vancouver?

Mount Seymour Winter Activities

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Snowshoeing at Mount Seymour

Seymour was actually voted #1 Resort for Snowshoeing in North America by Snowshoe Magazine – so naturally, Mount Seymour snowshoeing is a classic winter pastime here.

There are easy-going trails and fitness training loops, meaning people of all levels have great options.

Looking for the first time? You can get hotel pickup, gear, and a licensed guide with the Snowshoe Vancouver’s Winter Wonderland tour:

Otherwise, you can get tickets and gear for the following prices:

  • Adults (19-59): $15.00 ($35.00 with rentals)
  • Youth (13-18): $11.00 ($26.00 with rentals)
  • Senior (60+): $11.00 ($26.00 with rentals)
  • Child (5-12): $10.00 ($21.00 with rentals)
  • Tots (0-4): $5.00

Seymour snowshoeing tickets can be booked in advance using their booking platform.

Mount Seymour Tubing and Tobogganing

This exhilarating tube slope is a hit with kids (48 inches or taller!) – and adults looking to feel like kids – and is typically open Wednesday to Sunday.

Basically, you’ll rent a giant blow-up donut, coast your way down their two tube hills, get towed back up using their rope tow, and rinse and repeat.

It’s right by Enquist Lodge which is a great spot to enjoy a hot chocolate by the fireplace.

2 hours of tubing or tobogganing with gear costs $33.00 per person.

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Mount Seymour Tips & Advice

  • Don’t try to get to Mount Seymour during rush hour, as the bridge traffic is insane.
  • Save some money by going night skiing – there’s plenty of light, especially February to April.
  • Make use of the lockers at the Alpine Activity Centre and Cedar Room (just $2.00)
  • If you’re travelling in a large group of 10+, then call 604 986-2261 for potential group rates.
  • Seymour has the fewest food options out of the local mountains, so eat beforehand!
view of mount seymour ski terrain at sunset over the city of vancouver
Courtesy: Mount Seymour

Skiing and Snowboarding at Mount Seymour FAQ

Is Mount Seymour good for skiing?

The advantage of Mount Seymour is that it offers good skiing just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver. This is a place for Vancouverites looking for some quick runs, but it does lack in advanced runs.

Is Mount Seymour good for beginners?

Mount Seymour is a fantastic hill for casual skiers as its terrain slants heavily to the beginner and intermediate skill levels. 82% of the runs are green and blue, making it Vancouver’s easiest ski hill.

Is there night skiing at Mount Seymour?

Yes, approximately 50% of Mount Seymour’s terrain is open for night skiing.

What time does Night skiing start at Seymour?

Night skiing at Mount Seymour is between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

How many ski runs does Seymour have?

Mount Seymour has 42 runs (21% beginner, 62% intermediate, and 18% advanced).

Do you need snow tires for Mount Seymour?

As soon as you get to Lillooet Road, you’ll see that it’s a Winter Tire & Chain Up Route – don’t get caught going up the mountain without snow tires and chains because you could get stuck.

Not wanting to take the drive? Book the Mount Seymour shuttle from Rupert Skytrain station in East Vancouver or the Parkgate Community Centre instead.


Ready to Visit Mount Seymour Ski Resort?

Skiing Mount Seymour is obviously one of the best outdoor activities in Vancouver, especially if you’re just looking for some casual carving over the holidays.

I hope I’ve helped you figure out how to visit like a pro – but if not, please get in touch in the comment section with any questions.

Have a nice trip! ⛷️

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