Vancouver Backcountry Skiing

North Shore mountains are only minutes from Vancouver and offer some great backcountry skiing right in your backyard!

There is a whole world of exploring beyond the popular winter hiking routes. The terrain here offers a bit of everything: tree skiing through massive old growth forests, open slopes, ridges, peaks, and couliors.

We offer full and half day guided backcountry skiing in both Cypress Provincial Park and Mount Seymour Provincial Park.

Small groups with a maximum ratio of 6:1. Check out the new North Shore Dawn Patrol Club, Intro Ski Touring, and AST courses!

Some of our favourite Seymour ski tours:

  • Mt Seymour Peak Enchainment, Mount Seymour Provincial Park
  • Mt Elsay, Mount Seymour Provincial Park

Who’s it for?

  • New and Experienced Backcountry skiers or split-boarders
  • We tailor the day to your experience and fitness level
  • Half day or full day tours

How to signup?

  • Open Groups: Meet new friends and ski! Just pick your date below and signup.
  • Private Group: Get your own guide and you call the shots. We guide to your ability level and backcountry conditions. Available all season long!

2020/2021 Dates:

Open Group – Pick your date and signup! $199 CAD Per Person
Private Guided Group $549 CAD + $50 CAD Per Person
Private Guided Group – HALF DAY $299 CAD + $25 CAD Per Person


Important: You will be required to sign a waiver. Please ensure you have read and understood the waiver prior to the start date.

ACMG Waiver: ACMGWaiver.pdf

Small group size
ACMG Guide
Access to our guides and instructors for questions before and after your trip!
Avalanche Equipment (Available for rent from us)
  • 0800: Meeting at Cypress (Lot 4A) or Seymour Parking Lots
  • 16:00 to 17:00: Return to Vehicles
  • You will need the following gear, contact us if you need any recommendations:

    • Face mask or ski mask
    • Personal hand sanitizer
    • Alpine touring boots, skis or split-board, poles, skins
    • Avalanche kit: transceiver (digital), probe, shovel. We can provide rentals if required.
    • Medium sized backpack (20 to 30l)
    • Lunch, snacks, and water
    • Helmet is recommended
    • Ski googles
    • Headlamp
    • Warm clothing and down jacket
    • Goretex Jacket & Pants
    • Breathable windproof jacket uphill travel
    • Thin gloves for uphill travel
    • Warm gloves and touque
    Powder backcountry skiing in Cypress Park
    Dawn patrol ski touring with the powder hound.
    Fresh tracks on Tim Jones peak, Mt Seymour
    Avalanche Companion Rescue
    Getting faceshots off the backside of Second Peak, Mount Seymour powder skiing
    Powder backcountry skiing in Cypress Park
    Sweet first tracks in the Mount Seymour backcountry
    John Baldwin and Ed McCarthy eye up the descent line. Mount Seymour Backcountry Skiing.
    Dropping in. Cypress Backcountry Skiing
    Storm skiing, Cypress Backcountry