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Dr Jen's Ski Report - December 16, 2015

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Pick of the day today will be very difficult because there is SO much to pick from! Translation: Super Fantastic Day with almost the whole mountain open.

What do you get when you combine bluebird skies with tonnes of new snow? Perfect. You know, one of those moments when you look around and say to yourself "I have arrived".  Today was that day.

Sunshine, snow and fresh air tend to do it for me all on their own. Add to that a whole lot of terrain that I havent skied in a while makes for a very happy Jennifer.

The day's blessings started with Sky Chair being open and going down the Glades run. A little beyond this skier's ability but what the heck? It's a perfect day. Survived that, then was able to ski Humpty and Horizon for the first time this year. We even ducked down Cat Track today which was very fun.

Dr Jen's Ski Report - December 5 , 2015

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HOLY WINTER!

Since the forecast said rain, we weren't even going to come skiing today. Boy would that have been a mistake. Snowing like crazy up here on the mountain. A lovely winter wonderland.

It was also my husband's work Christmas party last night, so we were a little "foggy" this morning. On our first run up, he commented "I am so glad we are here. It's a cure all!" He is right. As I have written about and preached, fresh air combined with exercise is great for physical and mental health. Cypress easily provides both :)

Both sides were open today with Lions Express, Easy Rider, and Eagle Express Chairs Open. Plenty of fresh snow and fun to be had. Run of the day was Collins, by and large due to the great base their new snow guns have provided, for sure.

Met by the friendly bartender Greg, we are now enjoying lunch at the Crazy Raven. They have a great menu from the kitchen ran by Geoff, and friendly servers like Mercedes today.

Dr Jen's Ski Report - November 28,2015

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We are not usually weekend skiers, but decided to take a chance today - and I'm glad we did. The very low temps all week allowed Cypress to make lots of great snow. And it was so warm today I had to take my jacket off! Spring skiing in November.

I must say I was rather surprised that with the number of people here today (three parking lots full!) they were well dispersed on the runs. Collins was a little crowded, but over on Black Mountain there was lots of space to turn freely and enjoy the fabulous snow.  

My pick of the day would be Jasey Jay Anderson's Gold run - nice steep pitch with powdery snow and no icy spots. So fun to swoosh down with lots of turns.

Get to the mountain people! It's great out there, and perfect for improving  your well being

 

Dr Jen's Ski Report - November 25, 2015

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Wednesday date day is back!

My husband and I have enjoyed many years of skiing on Wednesdays at Cypress. Our Sabbath that we carve out of our busy schedules to enjoy one another and the joy and beauty that our favorite local mountain has to offer.

We were met in the parking lot today by Jamie,  a 13 year veteran who loves to tell you where to go -- to park your car, of course!

Then we had a great surprise: Lions Express Quad Chair was ready to start loading. I'm not sure that chair even ran last year! As I noted in my Opening Day post, Cypress put a lot of money into snow making, and Collins benefitted. And so did I today! I managed to get first tracks on the lovely curdoroy and on the fresh powder (am I allowed to say that if it's man made?!)

All in all , a simply perfect ski day. We saw a bald eagle (which is unusual for this height), both sides open with many runs, and bluebird skies.

Dr Jen's Ski Report - Opening Day November 20, 2015

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Dr Jen is back this season with her weekly ski report! Check out her thoughts on the first day of the 2015/16 season.

NBC Broadcast of Red Bull Frozen Rush - Sunday March 1st @ 11 am (PST)

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Be sure to check out the NBC Broadcast of the Red Bull Frozen rush held at our sister resort Sunday River, Maine.

Experience the rush of head-to-head truck racing on snow!

Airs March 2, 2015 @ 2pm ET.

Check out the Top 5 Moments of Red Bull Frozen Rush 2015.

Video HERE

 

Top Tips for Cross-Country Skiing Newbies - Jan 21, 2015

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Thinking about trying Cross Country skiing this season? Our Nordic Area Manager Mike Thomas gives his top tips and advice to newcomers in an artical in the Huffington Post. Check it out below!

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/sacha-devoretz/cross-country-ski-tips_b_6512084.html

 

Dr Jen's Ski Report - December 17,2014

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It's snowing!!  I think this is the first time this season that it has actually been snowing while I was skiing.  Good thing too, since Mother Nature has not been very kind so far this year.

Having said that, I am proud to say that this is my eighth time skiing this season. Yup, you heard me right. While everyone else is waiting for the conditions to get better, I have skied pretty much twice per week since opening. Four times here at my home-away-from-home, Cypress, and four times up at Whistler. The two places, really, that have the best snow making capabilities when the weather is not cooperating!

Dr Jen's Ski Report - December 3, 2014

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Another fabulous Wednesday!   Who thought we could have spring skiing in December?! I believe it was about 3 degrees today.  Warm, sunny and balmy sporting fabulous views.

Having said that,  it is great to be spoiled (it was minus 12 at Whistler on Monday!) but not so good for the mountain. Cypress is doing a great job of making the snow,  but I think they would really like Mother Nature to cooperate with them as well.

Both Eagle Express Quad and Easy Rider Chairs were open today. Maelle Rickers and Jersey Jay were well covered with no bare spots or rocks. By the looks of it,  Panorama is also ready to go. Possibly opening tomorrow.

Dr Jen's Ski Report - Nov 19, 2014

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Happy Wednesday!

The first of many Wednesdays this season.  And a glorious midweek event it is. Love the ability to get some exercise and fresh air on the slopes.

Much warmer today, at six degrees. The snow was softer today, and a few bare spots compared to opening day on Saturday. Did not interfere with the fun though! Quite a few skiers and boarders enjoying the early season, with both Eagle and Easy Rider chairs open.

Some new faces working the lifts today: David and Kelly. Both smiling and friendly. And its great to have Shannon back in the Crazy Raven again, with some new crew members including Jessica who served us today.  Life is so good!  Bring on the snow!

Dr. Jen

Dr. Jen is an avid skiier and Cypress passholder, every week she sends out a ski report to her friends & family about her adventures at Cypress!

Dr Jen's Ski Report - Nov 15, 2014

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T-33 Memorial Ceremony - posted September 2, 2014

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On August 28, 2014, family, friends and Navy & Airfoce personnel attended a memorial for 2 navy pilotes killed on Cypress Mountain 50 years ago.

On Nov. 23, 1963 a Royal Canadian Navy T-33 Jet aircraft on a naval training flight with two crew members on board (Lt. Norman Ogden and Lt. Donald Clark, both from Victoria) crashed into the heavily forested mountainous area of Mt. Strachan in what is now known as Cypress Mountain.

Click HERE for photo's and story from The Province

Learn to do the Flying Trapeze! - September 2, 2014

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Last week, Breakfast Television's Dawn Chubai got a lesson from West Coast Flying Trapeze set up in our Olympic Plaza for the summer.

Check out the video in the link below:

http://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/3756273831001/

Dr. Jen's Ski Report - Last Day of the Season - April 20,2014

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Happy, sad, fulfilled, somber ... pick an emotion. They are all here today on closing day at Cypress.

As we sit for the last time in the Crazy Raven Bar and Grill, I am flooded with all of the joy this place has brought us in the last six months. Nature's playground is what it is. A lovely spot of beauty where we are blessed to have our Wednesday Date Day all ski season. Many great memories of fresh air and exercise shared with my husband. I can only be happy as I think about this. Sad, of course, that the season is now over and it's time to put away the gear. But only until next season, of course.

Dr. Jen's Ski Report - April 2, 2014

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It does NOT pay to wait!

Today we decided to purchase our silver passes for next season. So glad we did! Before April 15th, a silver pass is only $329. The cheapest this pass has ever been. If you wait til after April 15th, it goes up to 379. And if you dare to wait until next season, it goes up to 479. Like I said, it does not pay to wait!

What a fabulous spring skiing day on the mountain. The temperatures were warm, and the snow was soft and fast. What a great combination. And to top it off, Cypress is offering FREE hamburgers and pop at the top of Lions Chair. Monday through Friday, noon through 6 p.m. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better :-)

Both sides offered some pretty great runs today, especially after the snow we got last weekend. The pick of the day today would be Collins, with Humpty a close second. The Un Run was also fun to brush up on tight turns in the trees.

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