UPDATE

Please refer to our Downhill Area Report and Nordic Area Report for operation updates.

SNOWSHOEING
Self-guided snowshoe experience.

SNOWSHOEING

Self-guided snowshoe experience.
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  • Fun for the whole family Icon
    Fun for the whole family
  • Located in the Nordic area Icon
    Located in the Nordic area
  • Daily | 9am - 4pm Icon
    Daily | 9am - 4pm
  • Snowshoes Available Icon
    Snowshoes Available
snowshoeing through trees

Experience the freedom of hiking in winter at Cypress Mountain. Cypress has 11 km of safe, inbounds, self-guided snowshoe trails that run through the subalpine meadows and snowy mountain forests of Hollyburn Ridge. Our network of lit snowshoe trails are located just 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Vancouver, right at the city’s doorstep!

Snowshoeing is your gateway to peace and tranquility this winter season. Plan your snowshoe route before heading up with our Snowshoe Trail Map.

Please note:

  • Snowshoe rentals are NOT permitted to leave the Nordic Area
  • Snowshoes are required on all Cypress snowshoe trails
  • Spikes and crampons are not permitted on any of our trails

Snowshoe Etiquette

    • Check the weather and trail conditions before heading out.  Be prepared for changeable mountain conditions, as weather, visibility and trail conditions can change very quickly.
    • Be sure a responsible person knows your plans so that if you are late returning or get lost, a timely search for your rescue can be put into motion.
    • Ensure you leave sufficient time to return to the base before the trails close at sunset, as the snowshoe trails are NOT lit for night operations.
    • Always follow the bamboo poles and other trail markings.  Do not wander off the trail, take short cuts or follow other people's tracks. If you get disoriented retrace your steps to the last marker.
    • When you are required to cross a Nordic Ski trail, please STEP OVER the tracks (groves in the snow for the skiers).  Look both ways, watch and listen for both skiers and machinery on ski trails. Skiers and machinery always have the right of way.
    • Be aware of natural hazards such as open water, weak snow bridges, open crossings, sinkholes, tree wells, snow falling from the tree canopy, and icy conditions.
    • Dogs are not permitted in our trail system.
    • Young children are permitted to be carried in backpacks on the snowshoe trails but NOT allowed to be pulled in a sled.
    1. Extra Clothes
    2. Food
    3. Water
    4. Garbage Bag/Tarp
    5. Whistle
    6. Candle/Fire Starter and Matches
    7. Flashlight/Headlamp with Extra Batteries
    8. Knife
    9. First Aid Kit
    10. Map and Compass
    • The snowshoe straps on to your footwear. Hiking boots or winter boots are best with snowshoes, running shoes can also work, but you may get wet feet. We rent a waterproof overboot which fits over top of your shoe and come up to you knees. They will keep your feet dry while you're out.
    • Wear layered waterproof clothing and be prepared for changeable conditions, which can include snow, wet snow, rain, fog and sunshine. You will warm up as you snowshoe so you don't need the same amount of clothing you would wear while downhill skiing and riding a chairlift.

Snowshoe Trails Update

** Wednesday February 29th **

Hello snowshoers! We are very hopeful that the snowfall coming will be able to re-open snowshoe trails for this Thursday, February 29th. We'll confirm as soon as possible - can't wait to have some beautiful trails back open to enjoy!

The Fine Print

  • Cypress reserves the right to change or cancel programs or alter pricing without notice.
  • All tickets, tours, programs and passes are non refundable once purchased.
  • Always visit the Nordic Conditions page for daily operating hours and condition updates before heading up the mountain.
  • For safety reasons, we do not allow dogs (or cats) on our ski or snowshoe trails
  • Prices are in Canadian Dollars.
  • Taxes are not included.