This the only family operated mountain on the North Shore, is fittingly tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of the city of Vancouver. Head up the windy mountain road to avoid the crowds and everything that comes along with them. All you will find up here is three double chairs and a rope tow, but you will likely be shredding with few other people and have access to the North Shore's most expansive backcountry terrain. With just over 330 metres of vertical within the boundaries of the mountain you really have to work with the terrain to make the most of Seymour's limited steeps and lengthy flat sections.
The upside you ask? When you are located on the coast of B.C. you get tons of snow, so with an average snowfall of somewhere around 1000 cm a season the snow can sometimes cause you to forget about the size of the mountain. The chairs are slow and the line ups can get big on sunny weekends, but you will be hard pressed to find a hill anywhere with the feel of Seymour.
North Van Local Brendan Keenan answers some questions for Mr. B at Bataleon Snowboards. If you haven't heard the name before check some of his riding out, he's got some moves.
Brendan got the backcountry
Russell Lee puts a quick vid together from Seymour this season.