Hey boys, I am looking to buy a season pass next year and just got into vancouver, Which mountain should I buy for?
I ride almost all terrian parks and big jumps, I heard the Quick Park on Grouse is pretty nice?
Seymour is the cheapest if you buy in September, but it is a small mountain. Not much in the way of moguls. Good advance park, beginner park sucks to the extent that it exists at all.
Grouse is the only one of the three that has public transit all the way to the doors (if that matters to you). Their Y2Play individual pass is almost as cheap as the Seymour early bird discounts, but that's only available near the end of the season so you've missed it. Grouse has lots of steep blacks with moguls, but their weekends are totally insane. I have friends who buy seasons passes and they say that by 11:30 am you might as well just go home. Grouse also has a gondola to get to the actual ski area so you can't get to your car during the day. Most of their non-black runs are pretty boring.
Cypress is a bit more expensive but it has the most runs and the most variety of runs of the three IMO. Best beginner park and good advanced park (although maybe not as good as Seymour). You can get a good deal for a seasons pass by buying a corporate pass. Timmytard sets up a corporate deal every year through this forum, some time in the fall. I think that Cypress has more local forum members as regulars.
Disclaimer: after 6 years of being a Seymour regular, I'm switching to Cypress this season so my review may suffer from confirmation bias. I used to do Grouse when I skied.
Just as an aside, you can also do day trips to Whistler, Hemlock, Manning, and Baker. There may even be people living in Vancouver who have seasons passes to these places but they must have access to free gas (no chili jokes please