Skiing & Snowboarding
If you are looking for a place to ski or board near Vancouver BC, look no further than Vancouver’s North Shore mountains.
The North Shore mountains are a mecca for snow sport enthusiasts during the winter months. Whether you want to ski, snowboard or cross-country ski, Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain and Mt Seymour all offer downhill ski and snowboard terrain for all levels.
Our local mountains are all open late for night skiing and riding under the lights.
Seymour Mountain is a favourite with families. Accessible by car, Mt. Seymour has runs for skiers and snowboarders alike. Mt Seymour has over 200 acres of downhill ski and snowboard terrain with 39 trails, 5 lifts (1 high speed quad, 2 double chairs, 1 covered magic carpet, 1 tots area magic carpet) and four terrain parks. 12 trails plus all terrain parks are equipped with night lighting.
Mt Seymour’s terrain park is one of the most recognized in the area. The terrain park incorporates several distinct areas catering to the varied abilities.
Trail break down: novice 40%, intermediate 40%, advanced/expert 20% with 330m of vertical drop.
Grouse Mountain is unlike any ski area in North America. Located just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, you can ski and snowboard with breathtaking views of the City and the Lower Mainland of BC literally at your feet. With the North Shore’s most extensive snow making system, it’s no wonder Grouse Mountain is the city’s playground.
Grouse Mountain has 26 ski and snowboard runs (14 night runs) 4 chairlifts, 1 magic carpet, 2 terrain parks plus the Cut Jump Line.
Cypress Mountain is Vancouver’s only big mountain experience, with the most runs and the most lifts of all North Shore Mountains. Cypress Mountain is accessible by car. There are runs for skiers and boarders from beginner to expert. Cypress Mountain is also home to Canada’s most popular Nordic skiing area. The Nordic cross-country area features 16km of groomed and track-set trails from beginner to advanced.
Run break down: Beginner 13%, intermediate 35%, advanced 37% and expert 8%. Freestyle terrain accounts for 8%.