Mount Seymour to operate shuttle bus service from Vancouver during ski season

Sep 29 2016, 5:19 am

The North Shore mountains’ third largest ski hill will have its own shuttle bus service beginning this ski season.

Mount Seymour announced this week that a direct shuttle from SkyTrain’s Rupert Station in East Vancouver is set to operate three times a day, seven days a week, starting in December when the ski hill typically opens for skiers and snowboarders.

The new service is aimed at visitors from East Vancouver, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby, Pitt Meadows, Surrey and Maple Ridge.

“We are thrilled to offer this shuttle service to guests that either do not own a vehicle or choose to travel sustainably, especially with the opening of the new Evergreen Line in December, to enjoy Mt Seymour, Vancouver’s most affordable ski resort,” said Eddie Wood, General Manager of Mount Seymour Resorts, in a statement.

Buses will depart from outside the Liquor Distribution Branch building next to the SkyTrain station. There will be three daily pick-ups and drop-offs in the morning, midday, and afternoon.

The cost of boarding the bus is $8.00 each way or $99 throughout the entire season.

Neighbouring Cypress Mountain also operates its own shuttle service during the ski season. Cypress Coach Lines has pick-up and drop-off locations at: Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver; the West End and Kitsilano in Vancouver; Richmond Centre shopping mall in Richmond; and Metrotown, Brentwood Mall, and Kootenay in Burnaby.

Grouse Mountain’s shuttle service is free, but it only operates during the summer months from Canada Place in downtown Vancouver.

Mount Seymour has 200 acres of skiable terrain on 23 runs accessed by five lifts.