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Mattgeraghty3I was an exchange student at UBC for a year and skied at Grouse and Seymour while I was there. Both have great parks but not a huge amount else in terms of terrain (particularly for night skiing as they only open a few runs in the evening). They will all take over an hour to get to from UBC by public transport so bear that in mind. If you have a car you'll find that you only really use them for evening and night skiing as it only takes an extra 30 mins to get to Whistler but they are still solid options if you're stuck. Definitely join the Ski and Board club at UBC and they will run a couple of trips to Seymour throughout they year.
BamskiIt takes substantially more time to get to Whistler from the North Shore than 30 minutes. I make the commute weekly, it's usually around 45 minutes from the shore to Squamish - and at least another 40 from Squamish to Whistler. From UBC you're looking at a minimum 2 hours each way with no traffic.
Z-JuiceHere's some more responses from a thread from a few months ago: