Snowboarding at Cypress Mountain, Vancouver

On the lift at Cypress - November 24, 2005

I got a chance to escape Vancouver’s fog yesterday by going snowboarding with three of my friends, Gary, Jude, and Ryan. We met up at Cypress Mountain at 9am, got the boards waxed, and hit the slopes.

Cypress had their two main chairs running and about 40% of the terrain open. The conditions were very spring-like and the groomed runs were lots of fun. The few ungroomed portions of the mountain that were open were very icy and weren’t particularly appealing to snowboarders.

We logged 10-12 runs, had a great lunch in the pub, and left the mountain at about 3pm when the rain started coming down. All in all it was a great start to the season – and the mountain will be in great shape with one more dump of snow – expected later this week or early next.

Gary & Jude on Chairlift - Cypress Mountain

Ryan & Jude on the hill - Cypress Mountain

Guys on the chairlift - Cypress Mountain