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.

Some of our favourite Seymour ski tours:

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

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