Mount Seymour Ski Resort: A Huffington Post Travel Ski Resort Guide
01/03/2012 02:28 pm ET
Jan 05, 2012
The Huffington Post
Mount Seymour in British Columbia is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. As part of a series on ski resorts, Huffington Post Travel offers our guide to Mount Seymour, featuring all the key information snow lovers need to know before they hit the slopes.
Mount Seymour is one of several resorts located in the Vancouver, Canada, area. This resort is just 35 minutes from the city, making it more convenient than most. The resort caters to skiers and snowboarders but also provides alternative activities such as tobogganing, snowshoeing and snow tubing. Mount Seymour is accessible via car, but visitors can also take a shuttle to avoid tackling the snowy streets.
With an average snowfall of nearly 33 feet annually, Mount Seymour has plenty of powder for all of the activities it offers. The resort provides 200 acres of skiable terrain, and with a vertical drop of more than 1,000 feet, Mount Seymour will keep thrill-seekers satisfied all season. As Ski Resorts Guide notes, Mount Seymour has both the deepest snowfall and the highest base elevation of the region's North Shore Mountains, which makes it a perennial favorite.
Trails and Lifts
Whether you're looking to tame Mount Seymour's longest run -- a one-mile challenge -- or simply hope to navigate the beginner slopes, the resort provides a number of options. Mount Seymour has 23 ski runs, eight toboggan runs and a four-lane snow tubing course. About 20 percent of the runs are intended for expert skiers, while the rest are split fairly evenly between beginner and intermediate difficulty. Mount Seymour also has three terrain parks providing 40 features. The mountain is serviced by five lifts.
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Even those who haven't visited Vancouver may have seen Mount Seymour, as the picturesque landscape was the site of filming for the movie Hot Tub Time Machine as well as episodes of The X-Files and MacGyver. Santa visits the resort for pictures with the kids in December, and the resort hosts an annual Family First Night celebration for New Year's Eve. Mount Seymour Ski Resort offers Baby and Me guided snowshoe tours for parents to spend time bonding with their littlest ones. Other snowshoe tours include Chocolate Fondue and Discovery tours.
Mount Seymour is open from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends. All-day passes cost $46 for adults and $41 for students and youth aged 13 to 18. Afternoon passes are $37 and $34, respectively. Reduced rates are available for seniors and children 6 to 12. Tots 5 and younger ski free. Mount Seymour also offers family passes for $1,899 and season passes starting at $809 for adults. Lessons and rentals are also available.
Mount Seymour provides a unique array of entertainment options, including 90-minute SnowFit workout sessions. Friday night wildlife tracking tours and 90-minute private guided tours are also available. The resort can accomodate business visitors with its corporate meeting spaces, and all visitors can enjoy dining areas, including Whiskey Jack Room, Grill Works Cafeteria and The Rock Chute Inn.
WATCH: Mount Seymour
A group of snowboarders tackled the slopes at Mount Seymour.