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Cypress Bowl Ski Resort
With the most expansive terrain and the largest vertical rise on the North Shore, Cypress Mountain is Vancouver’s premier winter playground. Whether you ski or snowboard, spectacular views of downtown Vancouver, English Bay, Georgia Straight and Howe Sound are yours to enjoy from 34 downhill runs, both day and night. Enjoy 19 kms of groomed trails in our Cross Country area that winds through snowy mountain forests. Experience adventure on snowshoes with over 10km of self-guided snowshoe trails, an easy guided trek. Take part in a delightfully unique dining tour, or simply enjoy the snow in our exciting snow tubing and tobogganing area. For Aprés Ski relax in Growlies Bar and Grill, Historic Hollyburn Lodge or enjoy our sun deck and full service cafeteria. Enjoy the latest equipment available for rent or purchase, and professional instruction from one of Western Canada’s most respected Ski and Snowboard Schools. Located in the heart of Cypress Provincial Park and only 26 minutes from the heart of downtown Vancouver the mountain is right at the city’s door step.

Vertical Rise - 533 m (1,750 ft)
Top Elevation - 1,447 m (4,750 ft)
Average Snowfall - 381 cm (150 in)
Trails - 34 named runs
Terrain - 23% Beginner, 37% Intermediate,40% Advanced
Lifts - 5 chair lifts - The NEW Eagle Express, Sky Chair, Sunrise, & the NEW Easy Rider Quad



Grouse Mountain Resort
Our aerial Skyride will take visitors on a one-mile journey high above the second growth forests and between the mountain peaks. The views are breathtaking - the city skyline, ships in the harbour, the glittering Strait of Georgia, and far off Vancouver Island, that's only the beginning! Great skiing, fine restaurants and fabulous facilities. We've improved Grouse Mountain. Now let us impress your memories.


Vertical Rise - 384 m (1,260 ft)
Top Elevation - 1,250 m (4,100 ft)
Acreage - 203 skiable acres
Average Snowfall - 750 cm (340 in)
Snowmaking - 75%
Trails - 24 named runs
Longest Run - 1,609 m (5,280 ft)
Lifts - 4 chair lifts, 4 tows and t-bars plus 2 others
Parks - Terrain park



Mount Seymour Mountain Resort
Located just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Mount Seymour invites you to join us for a season of fun, excitement and a variety of winter activities! With a reputation for receiving the most reliable and consistent snowfall of the three north shore mountains, Mount Seymour offers a wonderful escape from Vancouver’s dreary rainy days! Mount Seymour offers so much more than just skiing and snowboarding – we’re a complete winter wilderness mountain facility!

Vertical Rise - 330 m (1,085 ft)
Top Elevation - 1,250 m (4,125 ft)
Acreage - 60 ski-able acres
Average Snowfall - 300cm (120 in)
Trails - 21 runs
Terrain - 1,600 m (4,960 ft)
Longest Run - 4,023 meters (13,200 feet)
Lifts - 4 lifts



Whistler - Blackcomb Ski Resort
This year Whistler Blackcomb will invest $14.2 million in on-mountain improvements, introduce 1100 acres of new terrain on Whistler Mountain, unveil a fully redeveloped Creekside base, host the 2005 Snowboard World Championships, and launch a Superpipe on Blackcomb Mountain, lit for night skiing and riding.

Whistler Blackcomb. One vertical mile. Over 7,000 skiable acres. Two mountains. More than 200 trails. Three glaciers. 33 lifts. Twelve alpine bowls. The numbers speak for themselves.

Vertical Rise - 1,609 m (5,280 ft)
Top Elevation - 2,284 m (7,494 ft)
Acreage - 7,071 skiable acres
Average Snowfall - 914cm (360 in)
Snowmaking - 350 acres
Trails - 200 +
Terrain - 15% Beginner, 55% Intermediate, 30% Advanced
Longest Run - 11 km
Lifts - 33 spanning Whistler and Blackcomb
Parks - Big Easy Terrain Garden, Terrain Park, Highest Level Terrain Park




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