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Skiing At Cypress Mountain In Vancouver, Canada

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During my stay in Vancouver I decide to go skiing in a nearby Skiing area. After some research I come across Cypress Mountain which is the closest skiing area from Vancouver. It hosted the Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding events of the 2010 Winter Olympics

From downtown, I take the Seabus to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver where the private Cypress Mountain Express Bus departs. The bus ride takes about 45 minutes and costs $20 round trip.

Cypress Mountain has 6 chair lifts and 3 surface lifts. In total there are 53 Ski runs from green to black and the longest run is 4.1 kilometres. Moreover it has the largest night-skiing operation in Western Canada. Unfortunately, I had to leave before sunset but I can imagine that it must be a very cool experience.

 Skiing Cypress Mountain Vancouver Canada

The snow quality at Cypress Mountain was pretty good and the facilities modern and clean. The personell was well trained and always friendly and motivated to help. After a whole morning of skiing I had lunch at the restaurant which was really tasty and way cheaper than expected.

At Cypress Mountain I especially liked that the queues at the lifts are short and the pistes not overcrowded. I never had to wait for more than two minutes and the lifts are placed efficiently. All pistes are marked well and maps throughout the area show you the different options.

 Skiing Cypress Mountain Vancouver Canada

How to get there

By Bus: Take the Skytrain or Bus to Waterfront Station and from there the Seabus to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver where the private Cypress Mountain Express Bus departs. The bus ride takes about 45 minutes and costs $20 round trip. Click here for the schedule and updated information.

By car: Cross the Lions Gate Bridge from Vancouver downtown and follow the signs to Highway One. Continue west, take Exit number 8 and follow Cypress Bowl Rd for about 15 kilometres. If you want to use google maps use “136000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver” as destination.

 Skiing Cypress Mountain Vancouver Canada

Useful Information

Price: You can save money when you buy your lift tickets online. In this case it costs $38.99 for adults, $29 for Youths (13 – 18) and $16 for children from 6 to 12. When you purchase the tickets on the mountain adults pay $64, youth $48 and children $28.

In case you need Ski or Snowboard Set, helmet, jacket or pants.

Opening times: 9AM – 10PM



 Skiing Cypress Mountain Vancouver Canada-

My Hotel recommendation for Vancouver

I highly recommend the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel. It is conveniently located in downtown Vancouver overlooking the city’s magnificent waterfront and surrounded by the harbor, Stanley Park, and the Coastal Mountains. The hop on hop off bus departs just in front of the hotel, the 360° lookout is just a 5 minutes walk away and the FlyCanada attraction is right behind the hotel. On the 8th floor, there is an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. Try to wake up early and watch the sunset from the hot jacuzzi and enjoy the amazing view of the mountains. Read here what else to do in Vancouver.

The amazing view from the hotel.
The heated outdoor pool.
The jacuzzi on the 8th floor with view on the water and mountains. It’s an amazing place to watch the sunrise and sunset.

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Vancouver is one of my favorite cities, mainly because it offers so many outdoor activities. You can find here the BEST THINGS TO DO IN VANCOUVER.

To help you plan your trip to Vancouver I put together a list with the BEST LUXURY HOTELS IN VANCOUVER and the BEST TOURS IN VANCOUVER. Read here more about the BEST TIME TO VISIT VANCOUVER.

I highly recommend a trip to Vancouver Island. Check out these post about VANCOUVER TO VANCOUVER ISLAND FERRY and BEST THINGS TO DO ON VANCOUVER ISLAND.

Disclaimer: I was invited by Cypress Mountain. My opinions, as always, are solely my own.

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