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Cypress Mountain - Skiing

Vancouver Coast Mountains, British Columbia, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Cypress Mountain Statistics



Elevation gain

1,440 meters

What are the activities at Cypress Mountain ?


Cross-country skiing

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Why choose a trail at Cypress Mountain?

Cypress Mountain is a ski area in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, located in the southern section of Cypress Provincial Park, operated under a BC Parks Park Use Permit. 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 of cross country 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, including SkiCross as a demonstration sport, and the first running of Snowboardcross as a Medal sport. The ski area's downhill runs are built on two mountains (Mount Strachan /strɔːn/ strawn – 1,440 metres (4,720 ft) and Black Mountain – 1,200 metres (3,900 ft), on a vertical rise of 610 metres (2,000 ft). The resort is legally known as Cypress Bowl Recreational Limited Partnership, previously owned by Boyne Resorts and then sold to CNL Income Properties of Florida, but Boyne Canada has continued to run the ski operation for several years under a lease-back agreement. The ski resort name Cypress Mountain is derived from the name of the bowl between the three mountains, Mount Strachan, Black Mountain, and Hollyburn Mountain – "Cypress Bowl", which was the original and still-used common name of the resort (the facilities by Cypress Bowl Recreations Ltd.). The term cypress comes from the yellow cedar tree Chamaecyparis nootkatensis which is common in the park at altitudes over 800 metres, and is also known as yellow cypress, as well as from the name of the park in which the ski operation is located. Despite the resort name, there is in fact no mountain named Cypress Mountain in the park.

Cypress Mountain is a world-class ski resort located in the North Shore mountains of Vancouver, British Columbia. The mountain offers stunning views of the city and the Pacific Ocean, and features a variety of terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders.

The ski resort is open from November to May, and offers a variety of winter activities including downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and snowshoeing. Cypress Mountain is home to one of the largest cross-country skiing areas in North America, with over 50 kilometers of groomed trails.

The trails at Cypress Mountain are well-maintained and offer a variety of terrain for all levels of skiers. The beginner trails are wide and easy to navigate, while the advanced trails are narrow and challenging. There are also several kilometers of trails that are suitable for snowshoeing.

Cypress Mountain is a great place to learn how to cross-country ski. The beginner trails are wide and easy to navigate, and there is a Learn to Ski area where beginners can get instruction from experts. The mountain also offers a variety of lessons and clinics for all levels of skiers.

If you're looking for a great cross-country skiing experience, Cypress Mountain is definitely worth checking out. With over 50 kilometers of groomed trails, there's something for everyone at this world-class ski resort.

What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00

From sunrise to sunset


What are the coordinates and address of Cypress Mountain?

Cypress Mountain
Cypress Mountain, Coquitlam, BC V3E 3P6, Canada

Customer Reviews

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 4 reviews

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Recent reviews

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Hellen Moir

5 out of 5 stars

I love to board

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Carolin Murphy

4 out of 5 stars

Parking can be insane if you are not there right as the hill opens if there is fresh snow. Have only tried Nordic and snow shoeing both were really good.

Starting Point

The Cypress Mountain cross-country ski trailhead is located at the Cypress Mountain Resort in Coquitlam, British Columbia. To get there, take Highway 1 to Exit 42 - Lougheed Highway. Head west on Lougheed Highway and turn left onto Cypress Bowl Road. The Cypress Mountain Resort will be on your right.

Why visit Cypress Mountain

The Cypress Mountain in Coquitlam is a great place to visit because it has a lot of different activities that you can do. There is skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and hiking and biking in the summer. The mountain is also close to Vancouver, so you can visit the city while you're there.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

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What is the elevation of Cypress Mountain?

1440.00 M

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Is there an information center / service center / reception?

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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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