Mount Seymour Resort Reviews
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Visitor reviews for Mount Seymour Ski Resort
November 07, 2016
Travis from Canada
Seymour is there for those who live to board/ski. The other local mountains all have a feeling like they sold out. If you're looking to ride for the day and just enjoy being in the mountains Seymour is the place to be.
The Mystery chair lift was upgraded last season and has improved lift times but even in comparison to the other local mountains, I'm pretty sure it almost took the same amount of time to get up just due to sheer numbers riding the lifts anyway.
Mount Seymour Ratings
Overall: 3.8. Based on 49 votes and 30 reviews. Vote
(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Mount Seymour.
Public Transport: 4.0
(1) There are no buses or taxis to Mount Seymour, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.
(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.
(1) No places to stay in/near Mount Seymour, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.
Cheap Rooms: 3.2
(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.
Luxury Hotels: 2.8
(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Mount Seymour.
Ski in/Ski out: 2.9
(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.
(1) There are no child care facilities at Mount Seymour, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.
(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Mount Seymour is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.
(1) Mount Seymour relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.
Snow Grooming: 4.3
(1) There are no snow groomers at Mount Seymour, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Mount Seymour are groomed daily.
(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Mount Seymour is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.
Nearby options: 3.1
(1) If snow conditions are poor at Mount Seymour, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.
Regional rating: 4.1
(1) Mount Seymour usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.
Lift Staff: 4.4
(1) The staff at Mount Seymour are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Mount Seymour are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.
(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.
Ski Schools: 4.4
(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.
Hire and Repairs: 4.2
(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.
Variety of pistes: 3.9
(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Mount Seymour has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.
(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.
(1) No intermediate terrain at Mount Seymour, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.
(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.
Snow Park: 4.6
(1) Not even a kicker at Mount Seymour, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.
(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.
(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Mount Seymour, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.
(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Mount Seymour has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.
Mountain Dining: 3.8
(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.
(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.
(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.
Other Sports: 2.6
(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.
(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.
Winter Walks: 4.4
(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.
Ski Pass Value: 4.2
(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.
Value (National): 4.3
(1) Overall, Mount Seymour is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.
Value (Global): 4.2
(1) Overall, Mount Seymour is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.
March 27, 2016
bill from Canada
To another reviewer: no ski hill will give you a refund. Everywhere gives vouchers if you have the right reason. Go to Whistler for one week like the world. Buy a day pass ride for 10 mins and hurt yourself. See if you get your 100 bucks back, Good luck dude. Ken ski blades went out in the early 2000's; let it go buddy.
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March 14, 2016
Kyle from Canada
Great local mountain! Best value for season passes. Excellent customer service. Tons of terrain to hit if you are creative and willing to explore. Should update conditions on web site way more often!
December 15, 2015
Ken from Canada
There are too many snowboarders on the hill first of all. When I went to the rental place and asked for the short stubby skis they didn't have them anymore. That’s not great customer service and I cannot ride those long skis. Everyone in line kept snickering at me for some reason and asking me if I “got the shot for the boys” even though I wasn't there with my two sons. They didn't have snow making at the time and I prefer Grouse and Cypress because of the great groomers. For some reason all the kids riding the stunt ditch kept yelling at me and calling me Jerry, they must have mistaken me for someone else. They should have a skating rink because all the indoor ones in Richmond tend to be fairly busy and I have hurt myself many times falling because of all the traffic on the ice.
January 13, 2013
dan from Canada
Resort.. it is not. Great local mountain though. We travel from Surrey, BC every weekend and it takes us only 45 minutes from our front door to the slopes. Enough runs for a beginner to intermediate skier/ snowboarder. Best thing is the value. Got an earlybird family season pass for $800 plus tax so about $900 total. I have 2 adults and 4 kids on this, so that's $150 each for a season pass. 3 days pays for itself. We've already been up about 7 or 8 times this year.
January 03, 2013
Naseam from Canada
If you buy lift passes or lesson packages be sure to not get injured. Even with a doctor's note you can't get your money refunded. You're tied to this mountain with make up - passes or gift cards. Whether you're out for the whole season or not coming back to the West Coast, you cannot get your money back in the case of injury.
October 27, 2012
Dennis from Canada
Seymour has replaced the old slow Mystery chair with a detachable high-speed quad for this year. Between double the capacity and double the lift speed, throughput should be hugely improved. Just hope it doesn't result in the mountain being overcrowded.
June 28, 2012
stoneronskis from Canada
Seymour is a great little hill, good for learning and amazing prices, cheapest of the local mountains. The largest draw back was the lifts, as they were rather old. But they are updating the Mystery chair over this summer to be ready for this coming winter. It's supposed to be a quad express, so this should not only greatly relieve the lines, it'll also halve the time sat on the lift! And, apparently, also upgrading the chairs on the lodge lift..can't wait to try them out!
March 20, 2012
Jewls from Canada
I agree with another reviewer:
If you want to ski in a resort go to a resort. I love the fact that I can bring my children here and ski the whole season an $800 early bird family seasons pass. Find a mountain any place in the world with that kind of a value.
Mt. Seymour is the best local ski hill for families and people looking for a good deal to enjoy the great outdoors, if you can't learn to sit on a regular speed chair lift than maybe you are not good enough to ski anyways!
March 15, 2012
Austin from Canada
Started learning on this mountain in 08-09 and can't be bothered to go anywhere else. I go mainly every weekend, and try to get a few mid week nights in as much as I can. Great staff, great prices for food compared to other North Shore mountains (Grouse). Chair lifts are quite slow, but they could be worst!