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Views of Burrard Inlet from Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver
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Vancouver

Skiing & Snowboarding

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Vancouver is one of the world’s few major cities that doubles as a true winter sport mecca.

Vancouver’s three ski mountains – Cypress, Grouse and Seymour – are part of the North Shore mountains, which are visible from the downtown and are approximately a 30-minute drive away. The city hosted the world's best skiers and snowboarders during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. 

Each of the ski hills offers something different, but all three share a few key perks: great value, ample night-skiing/boarding opportunities, and tremendous views of the city below. Combine these mountains with Vancouver’s famous arts, entertainment and dining scenes, and it’s easy to see why this is a great city for winter activities.

Cypress, Vancouver’s Olympic Freestyle Venue

With more than 50 runs and 243ha/600ac of skiable terrain, it’s no surprise that Cypress Mountain is a favourite with locals and visitors alike. Cypress is the largest of Vancouver’s local ski hills, and the only one that served as an official venue for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

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Cypress Mountain - West Vancouver

Cypress Mountain
West Vancouver, British Columbia
V7V 3N9
Toll-free
Phone604-926-5612

Cypress Mountain is 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver & proud to continue to provide our skiers, riders & sliders with the most vertical drop, most terrain, most lifts & some of the best snow conditions on the highest skiing & riding peak of Vancouver's North Shore Mountains. With some of the best skiing & riding in Vancouver, one of Canada's most popular cross-country skiing areas, a huge snow-tubing park & unique snowshoeing tours, Cypress truly offers something for everyone.

There is lots to do in the summer too! Whether you are looking to enjoy the sunny weather with a rugged hike or a quiet afternoon exploring the trails, Cypress Mountain has a variety of summer activities to offer. See our website for information on geocaching, disc golf, wildlife viewing & more.

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
1100 cm 53 Easy52%Easy35%Easy13%
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Grouse Mountain Ski Resort - North Vancouver

6400 Nancy Greene Way
North Vancouver, British Columbia
V7R 4K9
Toll-free
Phone604-980-9311

Just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain's Super Skyride whisks you to some of the best in local skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing & ice skating. With 26 runs - 15 open for night skiing - the latest in lift technology & one of the most extensive snow-making systems around, Grouse Mountain is one of Vancouver's favourite winter playgrounds. Situated 1120 metres (3,700 feet) above the city of Vancouver, Grouse Mountain's restaurants showcase some of the best of BC from fine dining at The Observatory to après in Altitudes Bistro to outdoor BBQs at Rusty Rail patio.

SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
26 Easy30%Easy40%Easy30%
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Mt Seymour Resort - North Vancouver

1700 Mt Seymour Rd
North Vancouver, British Columbia
V7G 1L3
Toll-free
Phone604-986-2261

Mt Seymour is your gateway to winter recreation & enjoys magnificent snow-capped mountains & breathtaking views of Vancouver & beyond. New (2013) is our $5 million, Doppelmayr, high speed quad chair, the Mystery Peak Express.

Spend a day or a season skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snow tubing & tobogganing, or simply relaxing in the bar & restaurant. Mt Seymour's four terrain parks, voted 2nd best in Western Canada by SBC Resort Guide (2013), cater to both beginners & professionals. The Enquist Lodge in the SnowPlay Park features a cosy café & unique group space. Come & experience a true Canadian winter alpine experience.

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
1001 cm 40 Easy20%Easy40%Easy40%

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Grouse Mountain Resort - North Vancouver

6400 Nancy Greene Way
North Vancouver, British Columbia
V7R 4K9
Toll-free
Phone604-980-9311

Located 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain's Super Skyride whisks you high above the city to a mountaintop of adventure including hiking trails, ziplining, helicopter tours, paragliding, live entertainment, lumberjack shows, a wildlife refuge, The Eye of the Wind - Vancouver's iconic wind turbine & much more. In winter, enjoy snowshoeing, outdoor mountaintop ice skating, sleigh rides & some of the best in local skiing & snowboarding. Ideally situated overlooking the city, Grouse Mountain's restaurants showcase some of the best of BC, from fine dining at The Observatory to flavourful après in Altitudes Bistro.

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Irie Adventure Tours - North Vancouver

Toll-free
Phone604-671-9730

Irie Adventure Tours specializes in guiding hiking and ski trips. Offering 2 signature guided trips: The West Coast Trail (summer) and The RCR Trifecta (winter); Irie Adventure Tours is your #1 choice for any of your adventure needs across the province of BC. Irie Adventure Tours can also create custom trips and charter transportation to suit the needs of any small group, family or company .

With offices located in both Vancouver and Kimberley, Irie Adventure Tours offers top of the line vehicles as well as fully certified, experienced and knowledgeable guides to show you all the activities, sights and beauty that BC has to offer.

For a truly unique and amazing experience come and see the BC we see!

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