As Remy made evident in his post on skiing and snowboarding in Vancouver, easy access to nearby mountains is one of the best things about living in Vancouver. And hitting the slopes close to home just got much less expensive, too, with two great deals from Mount Seymour starting this month: Shred for the Cure, Ladies Ride Free & Kids Ski Free.
Mount Seymour’s Shred for the Cure, Ladies Ride Free is a new name for their 6th annual Guys Night Out, Girls Ride Free event: From January 9 – March 12, 2012, ladies ride free every Monday night starting at 6pm. Presented by Granville Island Brewery, Shred for the Cure is both a fundraiser for the BC Cancer Foundation and a great way to grab a group of friends, enjoy the slopes, and have fun, too. The Monday-night event includes food and drink specials at the Rock Chute Inn and nightly prize drawings at 9pm.
To ride for free, ladies must pick up their free lift ticket vouchers from one of the participating retailers listed below:
- Pacific Boarder – 1793 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
- GIB – 1441 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
- Vancouver Ski & Board Services – 271 East 2nd Ave, Vancouver
- North Shore Ski & Board – 1625 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
- Boardroom – 2057 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
- Narrows Pub – 1970 Spicer Road, North Vancouver
- Comor – 3700 East Hastings Street, Burnaby
- Street to Snow – 3807 East Hastings Street, Burnaby
- Coastal Riders – #102-8860 201 Street, Langley
Also starting in January is Mount Seymour’s Kids Ski Free promotion: From January 17 – March 15, 2012, kids between 7 – 12 can get three free ski lessons (plus free equipment rental and lift ticket; taxes not included) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5pm. Each Kids Ski Free lesson is run by a professional instructor and will teach the basics of skiing and snowboarding, hopefully getting the kids ready to be life-long snow sport enthusiasts!
There are some restrictions for the Mount Seymour Kids Ski Free lessons: Kids must be BC residents, they must be able to commit to all three lessons, and parents must register early. For more information and to register, see the official site.