Comparison of Metro Vancouver’s North Shore Ski Mountains



Are you a ski or snowboard fanatic? Or maybe you just want to do some skating, snow shoeing or even snow tubing? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Vancouver’s North Shore is home to some world-class ski mountains. And whether you are an active skier or snowboarder, or just want to spend some time playing in the snow, we’ve got all the information you need to choose the mountain that’s right for you! From rental rates to hours of operation and even maps of the mountains, you will find everything you need before going out to play.

Mount SeymourGrouse MountainCypress Mountain
Address1700 Mount Seymour Road North Vancouver6400 Nancy Greene Way North Vancouver6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver
Number of Terrain Parks424
Number of Lifts549
Number of runs39
(7 Easiest, 24 Intermediate, 8 Expert)
26
(5 Easy, 14 Intermediate, 7 Expert)
53
(9 Easy, 14 Intermediate, 28 Expert)
Night SkiingYesYes Yes
Lift TicketsFull Day Adult Rate (19-64)
$51
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Full Day Adult Rate (19-64)
$58
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Full Day Adult Rate (19-64)
$60
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Full Day Youth Rate (13-18)
$44
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Full Day Youth Rate (13-18)
$45
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Full Day Youth Rate (13-18)
$45
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Full Day Child Rate (6-12)
$24
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Full Day Child Rate (5-12)
$25
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Full Day Child Rate (6-12)
$26
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Full Day Tot Rate (5 and under)
Free
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Full Day Tot Rate (4 and under)
Free
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Full Day Tot Rate (5 and under)
$8
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Full Day Senior Rate (65+)
$42
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Full Day Senior Rate (65+)
$45
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Full Day Senior Rate (65+)
$40
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Full Day Student Rate (19+)
$44
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Ski and Snowboard RentalsYesYesYes
Ski and Snowboard LessonsYesYesYes
SnowtubingYes - 4 Lanes
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NoYes
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TobogganingYes - 8 Runs
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NoNo
SnowshoeingYes
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Yes
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Yes
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Other ActivitesGrouse Grind (seasonal)
Ziplines
Sleigh Rides
Ice Skating
Snow-Limo
Eye of the Wind
Theatre in the Sky
Cross Country Skiing
(38 Trails, 3 Warming Huts)
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Mount SeymourMount Seymour in Metro Vancouver

1700 Mount Seymour Road North Vancouver
Guest Services: (604) 986-2261
Snow Report: (604) 986-2261 ext 1

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Mountain Stats

  • 200 acres of downhill ski and snowboard terrain
  • 39 trails plus many acres of off-piste terrain
  • 5 Lifts (1 high speed quad, 2 double chairs, 1 covered magic carpet, 1 Tots Area magic carpet)
  • Four terrain parks
  • 12 trails plus all terrain parks equipped with night lighting
  • Mushroom Park (beginner), Northlands Park (intermediate), Young Guns Terrain Park (advanced), Pit Terrain Park (intermediate to advanced)
  • Novice 40% Intermediate 40% Advanced/Expert 20%
  • Vertical Drop: 330m
  • Base of Lodge Chair Elevation: 935m
  • Parking Lot Elevation: 1,020m
  • Summit Elevation: 1,265m
  • Longest Trail: 1.6km
  • Annual Average Snowfall: 1,000cm
  • 4 SnowTubing Lanes
  • 8 Toboggan Runs
  • Dedicated, marked, and maintained snowshoe trails

Day and Evening Lift Tickets

Prices for Mount Seymour Day and Evening Lift Ticket and Family Pass
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Note: Season pass holders are entitled for discounts at other participating resorts.

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Ski and Snowboard Rentals

Prices for Ski and Snowboard Rentals at Mount Seymour for Adult, Student, Youth, Child, Senior and Tot
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Skiing and Snowboarding Lessons

Skiing and snowboarding lessons are available as private lessons or as group lessons. It is also available as single day lesson program or multi-days snow camps.

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Skiing and Snowboarding Lessons at Mount Seymour based on Age of users and types of lessons (eg, lesson only, lesson and rentals, lesson and area pass or full package)

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Snowtubing and Tobogganing

Snowtubing costs $20 per person for 2 hours (1 additional hours is $10)
*Please note: Participants must be 48″ (122cm) or taller to use the SnowTube Park. Ski boots are not allowed in the SnowTube Park.

Tobogganing
Tobogganing rate for all day is $10.
You can bring your own toboggan or purchase a small sliding mat for $8 and a large for $10

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Image Credit: Mount Seymour and Flickr (kteague)



Grouse Mountain – The Peak of Vancouver

Grouse Mountain Skiing and Snowboarding in Metro Vancouver6400 Nancy Greene Way North Vancouver
(604) 980-9311

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Mountain Stats

Day and Evening Lift Tickets

Ski and Snowboard Lift Tickets at Grouse Mountain 2013

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Ski and Snowboard Rentals

Ski and Snowboard Rental Rates at Grouse Mountain 2013

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Skate and Snowshoe Rentals

Skate and Snowshoe Rental Rates at Grouse Mountain 2013

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Skiing and Snowboarding Lessons

Skiing and snowboarding lessons are available as Private Lessons, Adult Programs, Day Lessons, Ski Wee (3-6 years), Zone Camps (ages 5-17) and Freeride. Click here for rates and details!

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Image Credit – Grouse Mountain and Wikimedia Ice-Babe


Cypress Mountain

Cypress Mountain Skiiing and Snowboarding in Metro Vancouver
6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver (Click her for directions)
Guest Relations and Snow Report: (604) 926-5612
Alpine Snow School: Lessons, Raven Riders & Skooter: (604) 926-5612

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Mountain Stats

  • 600 acres (240 hectares) of skiable terrain
  • 53 Ski Runs!
    • Beginner (Green) 7 Ski Runs
    • Intermediate (Blue) 18 Ski Runs
    • Advanced (Black Diamond) 19 Ski Runs
    • Expert (Double Black Diamond) 4 Ski Runs
    • Freestyle Terrain (Orange) 4 Areas
  • 9 lifts (6 Chair lifts (2 high speed) and 3 surface lifts)
  • Lift Capacity – 9000 skiers per hour
  • Vertical Rise 610m (2010 ft) (The Highest of the North Shore Mountains)
  • Elevations from lowest Black Mountain 1200 meters (3940 feet) to highest The Lions 1646 meters (5400 feet)
  • Average Annual Snowfall (2011/12 Winter Season was 1175 cm – over 39 feet)
  • Night Skiing and Riding at Black Mountain and Mt.Strachan
  • Snow School
  • Cross country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snow Tubing
  • Ski for FREE on your Birthday! Show your ID at ticket window for a free lift ticket on your Birthday! (Valid for personal use only – non transferable)
  • Free paved parking adjacent to Base Area

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Alpine Lift Tickets

For downhill skiing and snowboarding

Alpine Ski and Snowboarding Lift Tickets 2013

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Alpine Gold Member Card Discount Card

Alpine Gold Medal Card 2013 at Cypress Mountain

Purchase a Alpine Gold Member Card and receive 1st lift ticket FREE and save 20% off all other days of skiing, riding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snow tubing tickets plus other perks for this winter!

Comment: Great deal! Considering a regular Adult SuperDay (open to close) costs $60 and the Gold Member card costs $67 WITH a FREE 1st lift ticket. Therefore, the costs of the Member Card is really $7.

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Ski and Snowboard Rentals

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Skiing and Snowboarding Lessons

Skiing and snowboarding lessons are available as Private Lessons, Group lessons, Child Camps, Youth Camps, Adult Multi-Day Lessons and Terrain Park Lessons. Click here for rates and details!

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Nordic Trail Tickets

For Cross Contry Skiiing,  Snowtubing, and Snowshoeing.

Nordic Trail Tickets for Cypress Mountain 2013

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Nordic Gold Member Card Discount Card

Nordic Gold Medal Cards at Cypress Mountain

Purchase a Nordic Gold Member Card and receive 1st trail ticket FREE and save 20% off all other days in Nordic this winter!

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Nordic Rentals

Cross Country Skis, Skate Skis and Snowshoes Rentals at Cypress Mountain 2013

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Cross Country and Skate Ski Lessons

Cross Country Ski Lessons at Cypress Mountain 2013Skate Ski Clinics at Cypress Mountain 2013

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Snowtubing and Sliding

Snowtubing and Sliding Ticket Rates at Cypress Mountain 2013

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Snowshoeing

Snowshoe tours at Cypress Mountain 2013

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Image Credit: Cypress Mountain and Wikimedia (WT-shared) Shaund

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