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New to the slopes? The best place in Vancouver to learn how to ski and snowboard is just up the road

First timers to winter recreation sports can practice skiing and snowboarding — while having a ton of fun! — up on Mt Seymour.
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Not able to hit the gym after work? Missing team sports? Or just wanting to get the family out of the house and do something fun and active?

Skiing and snowboarding is the best activity for staying fit, being outdoors, and enjoying life. Shredding the slopes is the quintessential B.C. winter experience — but if you’ve never skied or snowboarded before, it’s not too late to start!

For Vancouverites who are new to skiing and snowboarding, Mt Seymour, with its close driving distance to the city, is the local mountain destination to be. This family-owned and operated ski area in North Vancouver is the perfect place for first-timers to learn, practice, and enjoy their ski mountain adventure.

With over 60 years of instructing experience, you can bet that most Vancouverites will say they've learned to ski or snowboard at Mt Seymour. The mountain’s professionally certified and highly experienced team of ski and snowboard instructors are dedicated to providing a fun, supportive, positive, and safe learning environment for those who are brand new to skiing or want to improve their snowboarding skills. 

Mt Seymour offers private skiing and snowboarding instruction for all ages — including tots, kids, youth, and adults — and all levels. With their Private Lesson Package, you can get 5 lessons for the price of 4. Private lessons are available for booking at

Photo provided by Mt Seymour.

If you’re just learning to ski or snowboard, look no further than Mt Seymour’s 3SKI Weekday Pass, with savings of up to 42%. It allows skiers and boarders to ride 3 times — from Monday through Friday — beginning on January 4, 2021. With pricing starting from $84 (before rentals), 3SKI also makes the perfect holiday present for the skiers and snowboarders on your gift list.

You can purchase the 3SKI Pass at

The ski season may look a little different, but Mt Seymour is committed to ensuring the utmost safety and enjoyment for all skiers and snowboarders on the mountain with their COVID-19 winter protocols. Before you head up to the mountain, check out Mt Seymour’s ‘What’s New & How To’ video.
All guests are required to pre-purchase ski and snowboard area day passes, weekend and holiday reservations, and rentals prior to their visit to Mt Seymour. Pre-booking time slots in advance will allow for the spacing out of visits by season pass holders and lift ticket purchasers on the hill and on the chair lifts to avoid reaching peak hour capacities.
In fact, the best time to come up to Mt Seymour is during the week — whether during the day or after office hours and school hours — for night skiing at a less busy time on the mountain.
With such close access to ski resorts at our doorstep, there's never been a better time to try skiing. So gather up your family or your small bubble to head up to Mt Seymour to learn how to ride… locally!

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