Cypress Mountain Ski Area (Downhill Skiing)


Cypress Mountain Resort is the official Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard Venue for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Located just 30 minutes away from downtown Vancouver in Cypress Mountain Provincial Park, it is the biggest and one of the most popular skiing resorts in Vancouver area, visited by hundreds of thousands guests every year.

The resort offers the most vertical drop off, a large number of premiere alpine runs of all levels built on two mountains (Mt. Strachan and Black Mountain), modern high-speed chair lifts, excellent cross country ski and snowshoe trails, free-riding terrains, pipes, night skiing, and a huge Show-tubing park. At the end of your skiing day you can relax at Cypress Creek Lodge, dine at the Crazy Raven Bar and Grill, and enjoy spectacular views of Vancouver, English Bay, Georgia Straight and Howe Sound.


Cypress Provincial Park
West Vancouver, British Columbia
V7V 3N9

Contact Information

Snow Report: 604.419.7669 (24 hours)
Guest Relations: 604.926.5612

Additional Information

Mountain Stats

  • Vertical Drop:        610 m
  • Longest run:         4.1 km
  • Highest Elevation: 1440 m
  • Base Elevation:     910 m
  • Annual Snowfall:    622 cm
  • Skiable terrain:     600 hectares (1,482 acres)
  • Lifts:               9 (2 Quad Express, 2 Quad, 2 Double, 1 Magic Carpet, Olympic Aerial Venue Handle Tow, Snow Tube Tow)
  • Lift Capacity:    5560 riders per hour
  • Runs:              52 (13% Beginner, 35% Intermediate, 37% Advanced, 8% Expert, 8% Freestyle Terrain)
  • Terrain Parks:  2 (beginner, intermediate, advanced areas)
  • Night skiing:     Yes
  • Half Pipe:         Yes (1 2010 Olympic venue)
  • 1 Olympic Moguls
  • 1 Olympic Aerials
  • Cross Country: Over 19 km (7 km at night), some groomed
  • Snowshoeing: 10 km

Services and Activities

Alpine (Downhill) Area:

  • Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Drop In Lessons and Schools
  • Drop In Kids Camp
  • Ski & Snowboard Rentals
  • Clothing Rentals
  • Bag Check and Lockers
  • Summer Bike Park & Summer Hiking Trails

Nordic Area:

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cross Country Lessons & Schools
  • Ski & Skate Rentals
  • Clothing Rentals
  • Snow Tubing
  • Snowshoeing & Snowshoeing Tours


  • Licensed Lodge and Cafe
  • Winter Shuttle Bus

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