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Mount Seymour Resort Reviews

Ski Canada - BC

Mount Seymour Resort Reviews

Visitor reviews for Mount Seymour Ski Resort

Mount Seymour Ratings

Overall: 3.8. Based on 58 votes and 39 reviews. Vote

Access: 4.7

(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.

Scenery: 4.4

(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

Accommodation: 2.8

(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: 2.9

(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.

Childcare: 3.3

(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.

Snowsure: 4.1

(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.

Snowmaking: 1.9

(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: 4.4

(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.

Shelter: 4.2

(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: 3.2

(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: 4.5

(1) The staff at Mount Seymour are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Mount Seymour are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

Crowds/Queues: 3.6

(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: 4.3

(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.

Beginners: 4.4

(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.

Intermediates: 4.3

(1) No intermediate terrain at Mount Seymour, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

Advanced: 4.0

(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.

Off-piste: 4.0

(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.

Cross-country: 3.2

(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.

Luge/Toboggan: 4.1

(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.

Eating: 3.6

(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.

Apres-Ski: 3.5

(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.

Entertainment: 3.0

(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: 4.5

(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.

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January 19, 2012
Steve from North Vancouver from Ski Canada Canada
This season Mount Seymour has done some wonderful up - dates. As a family mountain it is both cost effective and a great all around winter playground. They have improved ticket checking at the lifts, new parking regulations among other improvements. As a Family Seasons pass holder I congratulate the Seymour team on some wonderful improvements this season. Keep-up the great work :-)
January 19, 2012
Oliver from Ski Canada Canada
I am writing this as an avid Seymour enthusiast. I get a pass for Mount Seymour every year because, when compared to the other two local mountains, Seymour has the the friendliest local vibe, great terrain/ parks, back country, and hosts a number of top shelf events. Only 2 things concern me. 1) I understand Environment Canada slashed their funding for their weather reports above tree line including freezing levels and such...but seriously Snow-forcast.com licks....its always innacurate...always, always, always....and I'm not talking by just a little bit. Snow-forcast.com has been displaying incorrect reports since Seymour decided to start using them. I really hope you are not paying these guys a cent. 2) With the amount of people that travel into the back country, I am surprised that you're park does not have an emergency 2 way radio frequency...Whistler has one, and is posted all throughout the area. All your lifties, and patrol use radio's why not have an emergency radio frequency for back country users? Just a suggestion. O. [note from the editor: we aim to improve the forecasts for the area]
January 19, 2012
Danny Stone from Ski Canada Canada
Needs a gondola, Mystery chair is brutal!!
February 24, 2019
Scott from Ski Canada Canada
Ski more or stand more? We bought a family season pass here for the first time. It may be our last season. We came on Feb 23 for 2.5 hrs and spent 1.5 hrs in lines. If you don’t have lessons or are not in a ski race, forget about getting on the lift in a reasonable time. At Seymour you stand more. Go somewhere else if you want to ski more.
February 05, 2011
Marcus Strefensto from Ski Canada Canada
This season, there have been terrible conditions but the hill (Mount Seymour) was still really fun. The only controllable problem is that the lifts are old and slow. The main lift takes so long my legs go numb by the time I get to the top. The season pass is pretty reasonably priced. The other local mountain with a reasonable price is Grouse but their runs are too flat and wide open. Seymour has a nice variety of skill levels and one of the nicest parks I've ridden in. I would rate it 7.5 out of 10.
February 16, 2012
SeymourSwag from Ski Canada Canada
If you don't want to read the wall of bias text below this is a pretty good summary of Seymour The lifts suck! but it's good, it keeps everybody away and the runs wide open and the lift tickets are dirt cheap. The parks rock! even if you ride Grouse or Cypress you can't argue with that. They have 100% natural snow that doesn't get tracked out because most of the people know how to at least get down the mountain. Don't blame Seymour when your gear gets stolen, it's not like a local who rides there all the time is going to steal your things. Yeah, they could use some more racks. When it's busy there's nowhere to lean your stuff. But you got up the mountain some how, just throw it in your car, and bam no theft either! 2 birds 1 stone! Seymour is probably the best family oriented mountain, it's old timey and nostalgic and all the staff are in a good mood. Great mountain to learn on and it also manages to be the best mountain for a young get rowdy crowd too. Because everybody respects each other we're all there to ride and have a good time so peep the technique and go ride Seymour. [note from the editor: slight editing done for the sake of relevance]
January 03, 2013
Naseam from Ski Canada 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.
December 13, 2008
Chris B from Ski Canada Canada
Mount Seymour has something for everyone. I started snowboarding last season and rode here every day. It's got mellow slopes to learn on and the ski school staff were awesome. I progressed to the intermediate slopes and by the end of the season I was riding some of their black runs which are great. Not the longest runs but great natural terrain. Not like Grouse where it's all just flat and wide. The terrain parks are awesome and I saw JP Walker and Chris Dufficy here riding one day. Lots of pros seem to call it home. I mainly learned how to jump in the Mushroom Park but plan on hitting the bigger parks this season. My little brothers and sisters LOVE the tubing runs, and I kinda enjoy them too. You go so quicly it's great. Staff at Mount Seymour are awesome, some of the buildings are old but it's got a nice family feel. Service can be slow in the bar but it's got a nice feel so you can hang out there. Love Mount Seymour. Easy access to get to, nice local feel and pro riders to watch and learn from.
March 15, 2012
Austin from Ski Canada 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!
January 28, 2018
Yobano Chu from Ski Canada Canada
Great local mountain to ride. Highly recommend using a City jeep to get up there. Makes the experience that much better.