Mount Seymour Local Skiing at its Best

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The road ahead One conference for women in business, another that bridged all realms of traditional and digital media, and a concert at the Commodore. You could say it’s been a pretty full weekend so far over here but it didn’t end with that.

I headed up Mount Seymour this afternoon and despite forgetting to wear my goggles and getting whipped in the face with all their fresh powder, it was an really great time. Lines were short, the snow was crisp, and I was pretty much given the rockstar treatment – I even ended up getting a great tshirt all because of this here blog.

Three hours in I was also treated to a snowmobile ride up to Mystery Peak and I gotta say, it was fast, bumpy, slightly scary, and amazingly fun. I’ve been going to Seymour for over 10 years because it’s inexpensive, not too overcrowded, and the views are breathtaking. Not only can you see downtown and over to Vancouver Island, but you also get an eastward view clear across the Fraser Valley.

We live down there

Blocking the view

Out East

Beautiful SistaLift Bunnies

Hooked up

Mount Seymour fast facts:

  • Mount Seymour was virtually unknown to most of the residents of Vancouver and vicinity until the late 1920s [BCParks]
  • In January of 1936 Mount Seymour Provincial Park was opened
  • In 1954 business was booming on the ski hill with 150 cabins for visitors [VancouverHistory]
  • The government retained overall ownership until 1984, when it privatized its operation as part of a cost cutting measure. [wiki]
  • There are some fun articles from the 1930’s up on the Hollyburn Heritage Society’s website
  • Today Mount Seymour offers skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tobogganing, dog sledding, two terrain parks, over 600 acres
  • Farewell

    Having this scenery close off my weekend is something I could really get used to (along with the Canucks beating Calgary 6-2). The snowboarding season in Metro Vancouver is far from over so check out Seymour’s spring skiing schedule.

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    1. phaedraSunday, March 30th, 2008 — 10:30pm PST

      looks like you had a glorious day up in the mountains. nice way to spend a Sunday 🙂

    2. fotoeinsSunday, March 30th, 2008 — 11:43pm PST

      Gig’s pretty good when you go up to Seymour to log your fun for all of us … to envy. 😉

      Thanks, Beck, and thanks for the fun facts about Mt. Seymour …

    3. LazyMonday, March 31st, 2008 — 3:55am PST

      wow.. great sky / picture 😉

      seems like you enjoyed your trip.. great hill, but too far away ;/

      have a nice day 😉

      Chris

    4. Tyler IngramMonday, March 31st, 2008 — 10:35am PST

      What sort of helmet is that?

      I haven’t been to Seymour in a while. 3 years since hiking to the 3 peaks and a really long time since I’d done any winter sports up there. Rebecca have you boarded on the other local mountains?

      I plan on hitting Cyprus on last time this season since they too just received a nice dump of snow. Boarding is sooo much fun! I just have to buy my own gear now!

    5. Miss604Monday, March 31st, 2008 — 10:58am PST

      @Tyler – it’s a “Sandbox” helmet, available at the retail store on Seymour. Apparently the dude that makes them is a friend of the mountain.

      I like it cause it’s got a bit of a lip to keep snow off my face, (I don’t really need something too aerodynamic since I’m not going for the Super G or anything) and it’s white so it matches my board and looks hot with stickers 🙂

    6. PatZMonday, March 31st, 2008 — 11:33pm PST

      But imagine what kind of cool banner you could make of you rocking out the Super G.

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