Welcome to Cypress Mountain – your go-to spot for epic skiing and snowboarding just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver! We're not just bragging when we say we're the biggest and baddest resort around, nestled in the legendary North Shore Mountains. With the most vertical drop, expansive terrain, and top-notch snow conditions, we're all about delivering the ultimate winter playground.

But wait, there's more fun to be had! Beyond the downhill thrills, we've got cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snow tubing, and sliding to keep the winter vibes strong for everyone.

Whether you're a rookie or a seasoned pro, this guide has your back. We get it – planning a ski trip involves some logistics, but we're here to make it as smooth as freshly groomed powder. Let's dive into the essentials of your Cypress Mountain adventure!


We traditionally open for the winter season mid-November to early December. The amount of ski terrain open varies each year depending on weather and conditions. Stay tuned to our social media channels for real-time updates leading up to the season. 

couple on chair lift


Embrace the winter magic at Cypress Mountain, where a whopping 230 inches of annual snowfall guarantees endless opportunities to carve through pristine powder. With over 600 skiable acres, our terrain offers 53 runs catering to all skill levels, from beginners to thrill-seekers.

While peak times align with the holidays and weekends in January and February, consider quieter visits for a more serene experience. Spring is also a fantastic time to explore Cypress Mountain, with most terrain open and milder temperatures setting the stage for outdoor après activities on our heated patio. Don't miss hallmark events like Slush Cup and Brewski Fest, adding an extra layer of excitement to your visit.

summer coaster


Experience summer thrill at Cypress Mountain with our Eagle Coaster, soaring high from June to September. Launching from the top of the Eagle Express Quad Chair on Black Mountain, this breathtaking ride spans 1700 meters with a vertical drop of 279 meters. Wind through forested vistas and thrilling twists, controlling your own speed for a rush of up to 40 km per hour.

The Eagle Coaster is a blast for all ages and abilities, including little ones aged 3 and above riding with an adult. It's an unforgettable experience that's inclusive for everyone!

During your summer visit, expect an average temperature of 22°C in Vancouver. Dress comfortably, pack sunscreen, and stay hydrated for a day of adventure.


staff in cypress clothing


When exploring the North Shore Mountains, be ready for changing conditions. Pack waterproof gloves, jacket, and pants, along with warm layers like long underwear and socks. Solid footwear, a hat, and a helmet (available for rent or purchase) are essential. Don't forget sunglasses, sunscreen, and extra socks for rental boots. Layering is key for flexibility and warmth on the mountain.

No gear? No worries. Our Rentals department has everything from beginner to advanced skis, boards, clothing, and helmets!

Summer weather on Cypress Mountain can change quickly. Dress in layers for temperature variations from the base to the mountaintop. Protect yourself from UV rays with sunglasses and sunscreen, especially at higher altitudes.

Treat yourself to new gear at our on-mountain retail store, Big Bear Sports, located in Guest Services during our Summer operations.


  • Parking Map

Shuttle Available Paid Lot Free Lot

Parking Information
Lot 1a
Winter - Paid skooter parking available daily on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking can be paid by card at the time of parking. Summer - free parking to Cypress Mountain visitors.
Cypress Mountain
Lots 1 – 3b
Lot 1 - Private Lesson & Regular Parking | Lot 2 Roadside Parking | Lot 3a Regular & Overnight Parking | Lot 3b Public Parking | A shuttle service is provide during peak winter periods. Please see below for the shuttle schedule.
Cypress Mountain
Free parking is available in Lot 4 to all Nordic Area customers on a first-served, first-come basis.
Nordic Area


Upon reaching the mountain, head to Cypress Creek Lodge for a one-stop hub of amenities. The lower level houses Snow School, Rentals, Big Bear Sports Shop, and Guest Services. For dining options, visit Cypress Creek Grill and Crazy Raven Bar & Grill on level two.

ticket scanner machines


Before hitting the slopes, grab your Lift Tickets or Sky Card at the nearest pick-up box. Find them near the ticket windows in the Downhill area or by Guest Services in the Nordic area. Scan the QR code from your confirmation email at the box, and it'll print your Ticket or Sky Card with pre-loaded lift tickets. Keep your Card in a separate pocket of your ski coat; it's reusable year after year, so hold onto it!


Explore 600 acres and 53 ski runs at Cypress Mountain. Find maps and signage in the base area and on-mountain, or check our trail maps at Guest Services or on our app for a quick overview.

First-timers, consider a private lesson for a guided tour from our expert instructors. They'll help you discover the best spots on the mountain based on your skill level and preferences.

  • Dining

    Indoor & Outdoor

    Outdoor adventure is sure to enhance your appetite, and Cypress Mountain Resort offers a wide range of dining options designed to satisfy every palate.

  • Trail Maps and Stats

    Everything you need to know about the terrain at Cypress Mountain

  • Events


    Explore all our events and happenings during our winter or summer operations.

A few tips to help get you on your way!

    • RFID
    • RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification, replaces single-use tickets. Guests receive a card with an embedded RFID chip. Placed in a pocket, scanners at the lift bottom read the RFID chip, opening the gate. These cards are reusable season after season.
    • Weather Conditions
    • Always check weather conditions and hours of operation prior to visiting the mountain by calling Guest Services at 604-926-5612 or checking our Conditions & Cams page.
    • Fuel
    • Checking your fuel levels before heading up to the mountain is always a great idea! The nearest gas station located on exit west of the Cypress Bowl Road exit. The return drive to the ski area is 30km from the highway.
    • Personal Property
    • Keyless lockers are available in our Rental Department. It is also a good idea to store a separate car key in another location just in case you misplace the original.
    • Equipment
    • Labeling gear with your name helps identify and differentiate it from similar items. While security is present, we're not responsible for lost or stolen equipment. Ensure your gear's safety by using a ski or snowboard lock, available for purchase at the Retail Store.
    • Water
    • Drinking plenty of water is important, even when it is cold out. It is easy to get dehydrated on the mountain. Water fountains are available throughout the mountain, as well as bottled water from one of our many Cafes/Restaurants.
    • Peak Periods
    • Weekends and Holidays are our busiest time. We recommend arriving with 1 hour to spare, to provide adequate time to park and prepare for your day on the mountain.
  • Winter FAQ's

    Dec 20, 2020

    Everything you need to know about Cypress Mountain

  • Downhill Snow School FAQ's

    Nov 3, 2022

    Everything you need to know about our Snow School

  • Summer FAQ's

    Aug 20, 2021

    All you need to know about our summer operations.

Questions? Contact us