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.
There are numerous options to stay at Cypress Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Cypress Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Cypress Mountain has a total of 53 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, 0.9 square miles, or 2.4 square kilometers.
Cypress Mountain's slopes see on average 360 inches (9.1 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 30 feet every year!
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.
Cypress Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
61.9out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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.
Skiable Terrain 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 43% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 44% as expert.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 56% 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 nearest the town of West Vancouver North, BC.
West Vancouver North, BC V7S Canada
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Getting to Cypress Mountain Mountain 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 Airport||YVR||Vancouver, BC||23 km|
|Seattle–Tacoma International Airport||SEA||Seattle, WA||226 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 Airport||YCD||Nanaimo, BC||61 km|
|Abbotsford International Airport||YXX||Abbotsford, BC||74 km|
|Bellingham International Airport||BLI||Bellingham, WA||83 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.
|Grouse Mountain||North Vancouver, BC||4,100 ft||43%||8 km|
|Mount Seymour||North Vancouver, BC||4,150 ft||35%||18 km|
|Whistler Blackcomb||Whistler, BC||7,494 ft||87%||82 km|
|Sasquatch Mountain||Agassiz, BC||4,501 ft||54%||91 km|
|Mt. Baker||Deming, WA||5,000 ft||48%||123 km|
|Hurricane Ridge||Port Angeles, WA||5,500 ft||48%||160 km|
Cypress Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||4,751 ft|
|Base Elevation||2,743 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,008 ft|
(13% Beginner, 43% Intermediate, 44% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||360 inches|