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Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain, Mount Seymour, Whistler/Blackcomb

 

Cypress Mountain

PO BOX 91252
West Vancouver, BC V7V 3N9

Comprised of two mountains: Black Mountain and Mount Strachan. At a peak height exceeding 4,000 feet, Cypress Mountain offers not only great skiing within a short distance of Vancouver but also offers breathtaking views of Howe Sound and Burrard Inlet.

Current Ski Conditions

Stats for Cypress Mountain:

Peak Elevation: 1,447 m (4,750 feet)
Base Elevation: 914 m (3,000 feet)
Vertical Drop: 533 m (1,750 feet)
Average Snowfall: 381 cm (150 inches)

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Cross Country: Yes (16 km trail)
Snowboarding: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Downhill Trails (23)
Longest Run: 4,023 meters (13,200 feet)
Number of Lifts: 4 (capacity: 5,800 per hour)
Lights? (Yes)

Driving Directions:

26 minute drive from downtown Vancouver. Take the Trans-Canada (Highway 1) westbound towards Horseshoe Bay, get off at Exit 8, and follow the road to Cypress Mountain.

 

Grouse Mountain

6400 Nancy Greene Way
North Vancouver, B.C.

Only 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain offers snow-making capabilities, great views of the city, 22 runs from beginner to expert and night skiing. There's also snowshoeing, sleigh rides, a mountain-top ice skating pond, and lots more.

Snow Report

Stats for Grouse Mountain:

Base Elevation: 274 meters (900 feet )
Peak Elevation: 853 meters (2,800 feet)
Vertical Drop: 384 meters (1,260 feet )
Average Annual Snowfall: 750 cm

Downhill Trails (22)
Number of Lifts: 10 (capacity: 5,500 per hour)
Lights? (Yes)
Cross Country: Yes.( 8 km trail)
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Longest Run: 1,609 meters (5,280 feet)

Driving Directions:

Only 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Follow Georgia Street westbound through Stanley Park and across the Lion's Gate Bridge. Take the North Vancouver exit to Marine Drive, then left on Capilano Road for 5 km (3.1) miles.

 

Mount Seymour

1700 Mount Seymour Road
North Vancouver, B.C.
Season: December 1, 1998 - April 28, 1999

Located in North Vancouver a short half hour from downtown, Mount Seymour, at 1,010 metres, has the highest base elevation, hence the most annual snowfall of all the local mountains.

 

Stats for Mount Seymour:

Peak Elevation: 1,400 m
Base Elevation: 1,010 m
Vertical: 400 m

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Cross Country- No
Snowboarding: Yes
Downhill Trails (21)
Lights (Yes)
Annual Snowfall: 445 cm (175 inches)
Number of Lifts: 4 (Capacity: 5,218 per hour)
Longest Run: 2,414 m 7,920 feet

 

Driving Directions:

Only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Heading west on Hwy #1, cross the Second Narrows Bridge, take the 3rd Exit (#22) on to Mount Seymour Parkway and follow the signs to the Provincial Park, turn left at Mount Seymour Road (at the Mohawk Station), 15 minutes up the road and you're there.

 

Whistler/Blackcomb

4545 Blackcomb Way
Whistler BC V0N 1B4
604.932.3434
Toll free within North America: 1.866.218.9690

Accomodations

Lift Tickets & Passes

Located just 75 miles from Vancouver lies the twin-mountain resort of Whistler/Blackcomb. Its 100 trails, long ski season, average annual snowfall of 30 feet, high-speed lifts and world-class accommodations are just a few of the reasons for being named the number one ski resort in North America.

Stats:

Average Winter Temperature (-5 c (23 f) to -12 c (11 f)
Average Annual Snowfall: 9.14 meters (360 inches)
Lights: (No)
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Downhill Trails (100+)
Longest Run: 11 km (7 miles)
Snow Boarding: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Lights (No)
Cross Country: Yes. 30 km (lost lake park)
Heli-skiing: Yes

 

Whistler

Blackcomb

Peak Elevation:

2,182 m
(7,160 ft.)

(5,280 ft.)
2,284 m

Base Elevation
at Whistler Village:

675 m
(2,214 ft.)

(2,214 ft.)
675 m

Vertical:

1,530 m
(5,020 ft.)

(5,280 ft.)
1,609 m

Total Number
of Lifts:

15

17

- Capacity an Hour

26,295

29,112

Driving Directions:

120 km (75 miles) north of Vancouver along scenic Sea to Sky Highway (Hwy 99)

 

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