First Timers Guide / FAQs

Helpful Tips for Your First Visit

New to Winter Skiing and Riding?

The Cypress Mountain Snow School offers a host of drop-in and multi-day ski and snowboard lessons for every age and ability. Our very own Quick Ski and the CASI Quickride systems will have you turning down the slopes in no time!

Try the ultimate lesson experience with a private lesson featuring one-on-one instruction with our top pros. The Skooters' Kids Camp program for tots is a fun introduction to skiing featuring the Magic Carpet and Magic-Go-Round Carousel. Our Raven Rider Camps will keep your kids going all day while improving technique and having fun. Kids and teens ready for the whole mountain experience are covered with our Sky Rider Camps. Adults and youth can become skiers or snowboarders in just one weekend with our Learn to Ski and Ride Camps. Make sure to check out our Adult Lesson Program including a Oneniter Season Pass plus 4 evening lessons. Our Group Lessons for children, youth, and adults are a great way to discover skiing and riding, or to fine tune skills.

Looking to try something a little different? Cypress Mountain offers one of the largest Cross Country areas in North America with 19km of track set trails, 10km self-guided snowshoe trails, and a Snowtube Park.

Classic and Skate skiing are other fantastic adventures if you have never hit the slopes before. Located in our Cross Country Ski area, both are an easy, fun, and an exciting new way to enjoy your winter season.

A few tips to help get you on your way!

Remember to check weather conditions and hours of operation prior to visiting the mountain by calling us at 604-926-5612 or checking our website.

Checking your fuel levels before heading up to the mountain is always a great idea! The nearest gas station located one exit west of the Cypress Bowl Road exit. The return drive to the ski area is 30km from the highway.

Always remember to stash your keys and wallet in a safe, sealable pocket. It is also a good idea to store a separate car key in another location just in case you misplace the original.

Labeling all equipment with your name or family name is a good way to keep tabs on your gear, as well as deciphering it from others that may look similar.

Drinking plenty of water is important, even when it's cold out. It is easy to get dehydrated on the mountain.

Weekends and Holidays are our busiest time so take the time to plan ahead and allow a little extra time to make the most of your visit to Cypress Mountain.

Security is always on duty; however we are not responsible for lost or stolen equipment. Remember to use a ski or snowboard lock to keep your gear safe. Locks are available for purchase at the retail store.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions