Cypress Mountain Ski Resort

Cypress Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The resort is in the town of West Vancouver North, BC. We recently ranked all of British Columbia's ski resorts, so you can see where Cypress Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Cypress Mountain is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.

Cypress Mountain Lodging:

Cypress Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Cypress Mountain has a total of 61 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 600 acres, Cypress Mountain Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 243 hectares, 1 square miles, or 2 square kilometers.

Cypress Mountain's slopes see on average 360 inches (142 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 30 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
600(2 km2)
Annual Snowfall
360"(142 cm)

Cypress Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Cypress Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 4,751 feet, or 1,448 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,743 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,008 feet (612 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Cypress Mountain's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
4,751'(1,448 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,008'(612 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
2,743'(836 m)

Cypress Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
65.2out of 100
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Cypress Mountain's difficulty level of 65.2 is above average. 92% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Cypress Mountain has 600 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Cypress Mountain's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 38% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 54% as expert.
8%(48 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
38%(228 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
54%(324 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Cypress Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Cypress Mountain is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 46% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Cypress Mountain Ski Resort Location

Cypress Mountain Ski Resort is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of West Vancouver North, BC.

West Vancouver North, BC V7S Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
49.39600, -123.20700

Getting to Cypress Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Cypress Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 49.39600, -123.20700 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of West Vancouver North, BC to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Cypress Mountain Ski Resort.

Vancouver International AirportYVRVancouver, BC23 km
Seattle–Tacoma International AirportSEASeattle, WA226 km

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Cypress Mountain.

Nanaimo AirportYCDNanaimo, BC61 km
Abbotsford International AirportYXXAbbotsford, BC74 km
Bellingham International AirportBLIBellingham, WA83 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Cypress Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Cypress Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Grouse MountainNorth Vancouver, BC4,100 ft42%8 km
Mount SeymourNorth Vancouver, BC4,150 ft34%18 km
Whistler BlackcombWhistler, BC7,494 ft82%82 km
Sasquatch MountainAgassiz, BC4,501 ft52%91 km
Mt. BakerDeming, WA5,000 ft47%123 km
Hurricane RidgePort Angeles, WA5,500 ft46%160 km

Cypress Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation4,751 ft
Base Elevation2,743 ft
Vertical Drop2,008 ft
(8% Beginner,  38% Intermediate,  54% Expert)
Skiable Acres600
Avg. Annual Snowfall360 inches
Cypress Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats