Cypress Mountain
Skiing in Vancouver Canada!

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Cypress Mountain is one of three magnificent ski mountains that can be seen from downtown Vancouver.  Cypress is probably best known for its spectacular views. Ride to the top of Mount Strachan on a clear day, and you'll see the Gulf and Vancouver islands to the west, the mountains of Whistler to the north, and the city of Vancouver to the south.

Downhill Skiing at Cypress Mountain
Cypress boasts the most challenging terrain of the three resorts within a half hour of downtown Vancouver.  Though beginning and intermediate skiers will find plenty of undulating runs, Mount Strachan claims eight black-diamond runs -- and that's only one of three mountains covered by Cypress.

The Cypress Mountain Ski School offers a host of 'Drop-in' and multi day lesson programs to suit your needs and ability. Convenient lesson times and knowledgeable, friendly instructors make these packages excellent value no matter what your skill level.

Snowboarding at Cypress Mountain
The Cypress Mountain Snowboard School offers various lesson programs.  Cypress Mountain is the only mountain on the North Shore chosen as a Burton LTR Method Centre to offer this revolutionary NEW program from the top name in Snowboarding. Burton's NEW LTR snowboards, bindings and boots are designed to reduce the difficulty of learning to ride.

What about the Parks and Pipes? Well, whether spending quality time in the halfpipe, or hitting sweet kickers and rails is your thing, the Cypress snowboard park has it all. Located under the Midway chair, be sure to remember your helmet for what guarantees to be the best place on the North Shore for serious freestyle riding.

Cross Country Skiing at Cypress Mountain
With over 19 kilometres of groomed trails, 7 kilometres of which are lit at night, it is no wonder that Cypress Mountain is one of the most popular cross country skiing destinations in Vancouver Canada.

Cypress Mountain is Canada's most popular Cross Country destination, with a respected Ski School to match the beautiful and varied trail system. A variety of lesson programs from single day clinics to multi-session programs are offered for skiers of all ages and abilities.

There are lots of other winter activities at Cypress.  You can feel the thrill of sliding down chutes in a snow tube and let the tube tow do all the work getting you back up the hill.  In the summer, you can enjoy the gorgeous views from many fine hiking trails.

VEC Activities Coordinators frequently lead groups on skiing and snowboarding adventures to Cypress.  If you wish, you can also take a Cypress Bowl shuttle from Vancouver. It leaves from four locations throughout the day: the Park Royal Shopping Centre, Horseshoe Bay (B.C. Ferries parking lot), Caulfield Shopping Centre in West Vancouver and the Seabus Terminal in North Vancouver. For details, call Cypress Bowl Sports: (604) 878-9229.

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