Cypress Mountain Ski Area is one of Vancouver’s highlights year-round! Located half an hour from Downtown Vancouver, in West Vancouver, this Cypress Provincial Park destination is convenient and so much fun. Since it was the Official Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard Venue for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, it’s no wonder guests flock to the city. Cypress Mountain also has on-site restaurants, with a variety of foods in different locations to make it a cinch to stop and grab something yummy.
Mountain Activity Details
In the 53 downhill runs, you’ll find six chairlifts and two surface lifts. There are ski and snowboarding trails that include 11-miles of trails for cross-country skiing, 6-miles for self-guided snowshoeing, and a snow tubing park. That means you’ll find something for everyone. They offer Downhill Trail Guides that help you plan your day on the mountain, and which activities you’d like to participate in. Once you’re done with the slopes, visit the retail and merchandise shops to get some memorabilia to take back to your hotel near the Cypress Mountain Ski Area!
If you don’t want to use the gas, or you don’t have access to a vehicle, there is a shuttle that runs daily from pick-up locations all around Vancouver and the North Shore. That makes the trip to and from the mountain easy for those who are staying at one of the hotels near Cypress Mountain Ski Area.
Upon arrival, the first stop should be to the Cypress Creek Lodge, where guest relations, the rental store, and the Snow School are all located. There you can get oriented and obtain the gear you’ll need before heading out. If you’d like, you can stop by the rental shop to store small belongings in one of the lockers. There is a small fee for this service.
New to the slopes?
No problem! There are lessons available. Cypress Mountain Snow School has drop-in and multi-day skiing, as well as snowboarding lessons for anyone interested- regardless of age or experience! Private lessons are another option if group instruction isn’t the best fit. If it’s your first time, and you want to try going it alone, there is a less overwhelming bunny hill to ski down. Of course, you can upgrade to a ticket with lesson packages at any time.
The fun at Cypress Mountain doesn’t have to stop when the snow melts away. Once the weather gets warmer a whole new playground opens up. Hiking trails line the used-to-be ski slopes, providing a variety of distance and difficulty trails that are sure to challenge even those with experience. There is also an amazing amount of wildlife around, awesome for snapping pictures and doing a little bird watching. These are just some things that could be refreshing if you’re spending most of your days in Downtown Vancouver. The scenery from the mountain is so beautiful in the summertime that you won’t want to miss it. Staying at a hotel near Cypress Mountain Ski Area Vancouver opens up the ability to enjoy this nature walk, as well as all that the downtown area has to offer.