5 Cool Things to do on Mt Seymour

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Mt Seymour is only 25 minutes from Vancouver and has been family owned since 1984. The local mountain has prided themselves on staying close to the mountain’s roots and having a very welcoming family atmosphere. Mt Seymour provides a positive supportive learning experience for anyone wanting to learn how to ski and snowboard. The mountain has four internationally recognized terrain parks.

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Here are five cool things to do on Mt Seymour

1. Ski and Snowboard Downhill – terrain parks (voted second best terrain park in western Canada), lesson programs, beginner to advanced terrain and school programs.

Mountain Stats

  • 200 acres of downhill ski and snowboard terrain
  • 40 trails plus many acres of off-piste terrain
  • 5 lifts (one high speed quad, two double chairs, one covered magic carpet, one Tots Area magic carpet)
  • Four terrain parks
  • 12 trails plus all terrain parks equipped with night lighting
  • Novice 40 per cent, Intermediate 40 per cent, Advanced/Expert 20 per cent
  • Vertical Drop: 330 metres
  • Base of Lodge Chair Elevation: 935 metres
  • Parking Lot Elevation: 1,020 metres
  • Summit Elevation: 1,265 metres
  • Longest Trail: 1.6 km
  • Annual Average Snowfall: 1,000 cm

2. Snowshoe – voted the #1 snowshoe friendly ski resort – the Discover Trails, fitness programs, school programs and snowshoe tours

What to wear snowshoeing? Always a good idea to dress in layers! Don’t dress in cotton. It is ideal if you can dress in wool or fleece polypropylene. Lightweight layers with a waterproof jacket and snow/rain pants is a great way to keep dry and warm. Don’t forget your gloves, toque, warm non-cotton socks and sturdy winter or hiking boots.

3. Tobogganing and Snow Tube – great family fun

Tobogganing is amazing fun for the whole family. The Toboggan Park is an area where people of all ages can enjoy the fun of tobogganing and playing in the snow. The Toboggan Park is open to all ages, with no height restrictions. Bring your own toboggan or purchase a sliding mat.

New to The North Shore News SnowTube Park is the Enquist Lodge. The Lodge offers a warm seating area where you can relax by the fireplace, take in the views or enjoy a light snack in Harold’s Cafe.

4. Special events (see more event listings on the Mt Seymour website)

THURSDAYS – Student Nights!

Jan. 23 — March 20, 2014

Students, what better way to enjoy 2014 than to come up to Mt Seymour for Student Nights! Each Thursday night starting January 23 to March 20 students, can purchase an evening ticket from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. for only $25.

Student passes can be purchased in Guest Services or at the Rentals office. Show your Student ID and receive a ballot form to win some great prizes, including: snowboards, longboards, watches and goggles! BCIT’s Evolution Radio will also be there each Thursday with a live broadcast from Mystery Chair.

5. BEST SUNSETS! Mt Seymour is famous for them!ms 5

 

For more information about all the activities and events on Mt Seymour visit:

http://www.mountseymour.com/home

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