The most westerly of the North Shore mountains, Cypress mountain is the biggest little mountain in Vancouver. Up here you will have more vertical, more lifts and more runs than any of the other North Shore mountains. The crowds up here are comparable to Grouse most days, but with more terrain once you get through the lift line you should be a lot better off as most of the people stick to the mellow groomers. This mountain, like Seymour, is reached by a 15 km drive up a paved mountain road which will get you right to the base of lift operations.
Cypress will be a venue for a number of skiing and and snowboarding events in the 2010 Olympics which basically means nothing to you and I, but it does mean they now have a super pipe to ride. The vertical drop on Cypress is around 520 meters, giving it significantly more vertical than the other two local hills and a more big mountain feel. Lots of steep terrain can be found on the upper parts of the mountain along with good tree runs and even some cruisers if your in to that kind of thing. What you get here is much like what you get on the other hills in Vancouver, just more of it.
Winter has come early! It's mid-November and many BC resorts are already open. With thin bases and many runs not covered yet, conditions aren't exactly perfect, but that hasn't stopped these powder hounds.
The BC Freestyle Ski Association have set up a brand new program for kids to "Try Freestyle" skiing this month. For the first 150 participants that register online the cost to Try Freestyle with a qualified
Facing pressure from Olympic organizers and a bit of unseasonal warm weather, officials at Cypress Mountain have told shredders to buzz off. Since Tuesday the Alpine Area at Cypress has been shut down, with no plans
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