Cypress will be the site of the 2010 Snowboarding events for the Vancouver Olympics. A twenty minute drive from the West End and Stanley Park, it makes for a great ski trip, with the combination of the great food and urban nightlife, and while the snow is notoriously iffy, it is closer and cheaper than Whistler.
I like a few things about Cypress very much, besides its proximity to Vancouver. The cross country course is just difficult enough to ensure I crash more than once and there’s always something that terrifies me there, giving me lots of challenges and room to grow. The Hollyburn Lodge is an old-fashioned ski lodge and serves delicious homemade soup. Finally, the views! I can not get over the fact that I am looking at the sea and islands while skiing. This is awesome!
XC Skiing at Cypress is Our Favorite