Cypress Mountain, just a short drive from downtown Vancouver in the North Shore Mountains, was the official venue for freestyle skiing and snowboarding events during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
This year, it has expanded its snowmaking operations on the Easy Rider trail to improve the quality for ski lessons. Also, the Collins, Panorama and 3 Bears trails have been widened.
Cypress is the most technically challenging of Vancouver’s mountains, with a vertical rise of 612 metres. It has 53 runs (including 19 expert trails), six chair lifts, plus freestyle terrain parks.