Cypress Mountain Ski Area
|Cypress Mountain Ski Area|
Skiers at Cypress Mountain
|Location||Cypress Provincial Park,
|Nearest city||West Vancouver|
|Vertical||610 m / 2010 ft|
|Top elevation||1440 m / 4724 ft|
|Base elevation||910 m / 2985 ft|
|Skiable area||600 acres|
Freestyle Terrain 8%
|Longest run||4.1 km (combination)
|Lift system||6 chairlifts
1 magic carpet
2 surface lifts
|Snowfall||622 cm/year (245 inches)|
|Web site||Cypress Mountain|
The ski resort is a 30- minute drive north of downtown Vancouver, and has 53 named alpine ski runs (many accessible for night skiing) and 19 km cross country of trails. Snowshoeing tours are also popular. Snow schools and rentals, Cypress Creek Grill, Gold Medal Cafe and Crazy Raven Bar and Grill and a Big Bear Sports retail shop are also located on the premises in the Cypress Creek Lodge.
Cypress Mountain hosted the Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding events of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Cypress Mountain has 6 chair lifts which include two high-speed detachable quad chairlifts (Eagle Express and the Lions Express), two fixed-grip quad chairs (Raven Ridge and Easy Rider) and two double chairlifts (Sky Chair and Midway. Plus a magic carpet and magic go round in the skooters kids camp area plus a tube park tow.
2010 Winter Olympics
During the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Cypress hosted all of the freestyle skiing and snowboarding competitions (moguls, aerials, ski cross, half-pipe, snowboard cross and parallel giant slalom). The half-pipe and the venues for the moguls and aerials were completed in the summer of 2007.
- List of ski areas and resorts in Canada
- Cypress Provincial Park
- Mount Seymour
- Grouse Mountain
- The Lions
- "Strachan, Mount" in BCGNIS
- Fairley, Climbing & Hiking in Southwestern British Columbia, p. 23.
- Cypress Mountain
- Vancouver2010.com profile
- Fairley, Bruce (1986). A Guide to Climbing and Hiking in Southwestern British Columbia. Vancouver, BC: Gordon Soules Book Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-919574-99-8.
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