It’s open season at all three North Shore ski hills starting today.
Mother Nature has produced enough frozen bounty to allow Mt. Seymour Ski Resort to open up for skiing and riding today at 1 p.m., with the Mystery Peak Express Chairlift and Goldie Meadows Magic Carpet in operation. The Pit and the Mushroom terrain parks are also ready for action.
Skiing and snowboarding will be open today from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tobogganing will be open today, tomorrow and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., while the tubing and snowshoe trails are still closed.
Some other notes from Mt. Seymour:
- -Full season pass holders will need to reserve their time slot for both Saturday and Sunday.
- -Value pass holders will be unable to use their pass this weekend due to the closing time of 4 p.m., but you can save 50 per cent on lift tickets.
- -When in full operation, all season pass holders can come and go as they please on weekdays, and after 4:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
For more information on tickets, passes and the latest conditions, visit the Mt. Seymour website.
Seymour is the only one of the three North Shore ski resorts without snow-making equipment, making it typically the last of the three to open each season.
Cypress Mountain Resort won the race to open this season, getting a big help from Mother Nature and some strategically placed snow guns to open for skiing and riding on Nov. 12. Grouse Mountain followed less than a week later, opening its slopes on Nov. 18.