Become a ski instructor in Mount Seymour

Terrifyingly Awesome Terrain

The Destination

 

Mount Seymour is a Vancouver family-owned and operated ski resort delivering a relaxed West Coast feel, only 30 minutes drive from downtown Vancouver. Located in the Mt Seymour Provincial Park, the ski and snowboard area’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean, eastern aspect and the high base elevation provide an average annual snowfall of over 10 meters. The ski area’s 80 hectares of terrain, which includes 40 hectares lit for night skiing, features gentle slopes where beginners will progress rapidly and excel but also provides advanced skiers and snowboarders with naturally contoured slopes, gullies, tree runs, and terrain parks. It’s got everything you need and more! 

 

 

The Ski School

 

As an instructor at Mt. Seymour, you will teach a vast number of visitors from all over the world. With a super accessible location right outside of downtown Vancouver, it’s truly international experience and community, where you will meet a good mix of local Canadians and foreign visitors throughout your season. 

 

As a locally-focused resort, the ski school is definitely cosy and offers you the chance to really become part of a tight-knit community. Compared to larger resorts with far more instructors, the ski school at Mt. Seymour offers you the chance to truly get to know everybody and form deeper relationships.  Fortunately, you will also be surrounded by highly experienced and talented skiers so don’t worry about that. You get both a cosy team with mad skills as a two for one!

 

The Instructor Life

 

As mentioned, Mt. Seymour is a locally-centered resort only 30 minutes outside of downtown Vancouver. There are many restaurants, cafes and bars located in Deep Cove and small communities around the resort. Best of all, you can easily get into downtown Vancouver to explore the city’s cultural and music scene, catch a hockey game or go out for dinner and drinks with your mates. What’s most unique about working as an instructor at Seymour is the opportunity to live both the mountain and city life – to go seamlessly back and forth between two different worlds. We’re confident you’ll manage well. 🙂 

 

Facts

 

  • The resort is named in honour of Frederick Seymour, second governor of the Colony of British Columbia
  • 200 acres of downhill ski and snowboard terrain
  • 40 trails plus many acres of off-piste terrain
  • 5 Lifts: one high speed quad, 2 double chairs, one covered magic carpet, one Tots Area Wonder Carpet
  • Four terrain parks with 12 trails, plus all terrain parks are equipped with night lighting
  • Novice 40%, Intermediate 40%, Advanced/Expert 20%
  • Vertical Drop: 330m
  • Base of Lodge Chair Elevation: 935m
  • Parking Lot Elevation: 1,020m
  • Summit Elevation: 1,265m
  • Longest Trail: 1.6km
  • Annual Average Snowfall: 10 meters
  • Night skiing every night of the season
  • 4 SnowTubing Lanes
  • 8 Toboggan Runs
  • Dedicated, marked, and maintained snowshoe trails
  • Mountain peaks offer a great view of Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean
  • 30 minutes drive (17 km) from North Vancouver.