(Disclaimer: automatically translated)
We released the skis! We went skiing at Cypress mountain a few weeks ago.
Cypress Mountain is one of the 3 ski resorts located on the northern part of Vancouver with Grousse Mountain, and Mount Seymour.
It is located about 30 minutes by car from Downtown Vancouver in Cypress provincial park. It is really convenient to get there, just take a bus (express Cypress) from the city centre.
The station is a fair size with 47 trails and 6 lifts. The maximum altitude is 1646 metres.
People we had encountered previously had warned us, telling us that Vancouver stations are tiny.. .blabla etc. But suddenly it was pleasantly surprised! There is enough to do! Of course these aren’t the boulevards of the Alps but it looks like our Pyrenees stations. There are a lot of area of forest and most black runs are not groomed through the fir trees!
Cypress is recognized in the Vancouver area for its snowparks. It has been the official resort for freestyle ski and snowboard during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
We really enjoyed this day, the view from the resort is simply beautiful, one can see the Vancouver area to the mountains of the United States, Vancouver Island, and islands like Bowen Island, Gambier Island… It is wonderful to see the sea while skiing!
Seen the amount of rain that falls every winter on Vancouver (Yes we can confirm this ;)), one can ensure that snow is at the rendezvous, but it has tendency to become very heavy due to the moisture with the proximity to the sea.
It is really cool, each day where it rains on Vancouver, you can think about the snow falling in the mountains, for the morale there is not better!
Some indications of prices:
-$ 60 /ticket
-the bus ride $23/return.