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December 30, 2012
Alfantaztic from Canada
I have been shredding Cypress for 3 years and coming from Grouse I haven't turned back. Way less busy, triple the terrain, less noobs/tourists to get mad or have collisions with. Amazing food and parking. And great staff that help out alot behind the scenes.
Best mountain on the West Coast and affordable too, anyone complaining should be way more appreciative 'cause anyone who rides Cypress should feel lucky.
Cypress Mountain Clasificaciones
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(1) Al menos una parada durante la noche, (2) requiere un día entero, (3) requiere más de la mitad de un día -puede que tenga tiempo para dar algunas vueltas (4) llegada a la hora de almuerzo y esquí toda la tarde, (5) hay un aeropuerto principal a una hora de Cypress Mountain .
Transporte público: 3.8
(1) No hay autobuses o taxis hacia Cypress Mountain, (3) Los autobuses o trenes disponibles son lentos o poco frecuentes, (5) Es fácil llegar al complejo, tránsito frecuente de autobuses y conecciones de trenes.
(1) Un resort desagradable en una localidad sin mayores atractivos, (3) vista de montaña y resort de nivel regular (5) un escenario espectacular y una hermosa localidad histórica.
(1) No hay lugares donde alojarse en o cerca de Cypress Mountain , (3) algunos lugares para hospedarse en el resort, (5) una amplia variedad de alojamientos adecuados para satisfacer todos los presupuestos.
Habitaciones Baratas: 2.2
(1) Presupuesto de alojamiento no disponible (3) Apenas uno o dos albergues, se sugiere reservar por adelantado, (5) varias hostales y pensiones a precios módicos disponibles.
Hoteles de lujo: 2.4
(1) Alojamiento de alto nivel no disponible, (3) Apenas uno o dos hoteles de alto nivel, se sugiere reservar por adelantado, (5) algunos hoteles de lujo en Cypress Mountain.
(1) La zona de esquí se encuentra lejos de cualquier alojamiento, (3) un autobús de esquí le lleva de forma gratuita a la zona de esquí en un viaje corto, (5) alojamiento de esquí "Ski-in"/"Ski-out"está disponible.
Cuidado de los niños: 2.2
(1) No hay ninguna guardería en Cypress Mountain, (5) el resort tiene excelentes guarderías, incluyendo al menos una a un precio muy razonable.
Nieve segura: 3.9
(1) Ocasionalmente se presenta suficiente nieve para esquiar, (2) a menudo está cerrado debido a la falta de nieve, (3) ocasionalmente sufre de una falta de nieve, (4) rara vez sufre de una falta de nieve, (5) Cypress Mountain se presenta nieve segura incluso en las temporadas más pobres.
Cañones de nieve: 3.9
(1) Cypress Mountain depende completamente de nieve natural, (3) hay sólo algunos cañones, (5) hay cañones de nieve en todas las pistas.
Aplanadoras de Nieve: 4.3
(1) No hay aplanadoras de nieve en Cypress Mountain, (3) ocasionalmente algunas pistas quedan sin aplanar y en mal estado, (5) todas las pistas en Cypress Mountain se aplanan diariamente.
(1) No hay ningún lugar para esquiar cuando está ventoso o la visibilidad es mala, y a menudo se cierran los elevadores, (3) hay algunos árboles de escasa visibilidad pero a veces los elevadores cierran, (5) Cypress Mountain es principalmente en el bosque donde puede esquiar en días de luz plana y ventosos, rara vez cierre de elevadores.
Opciones cercanas: 2.9
(1) Si las condiciones de nieve son pobres en Cypress Mountain, va a ser pobre en todas partes cercanas, (3) existen buenas alternativas a una hora en automóvil, (5) otros lugares en el mismo paquete proporcionan una rica variedad de condiciones de nieve segura para esquí.
Clasificación regional: 4.1
(1) Cypress Mountain usualmente tiene pobres condiciones de nieve en comparación con otros centros turísticos en la región, (3) tiene condiciones medias para la región, (5) usualmente tiene las mejores condiciones de nieve en la región.
Eleva al personal: 4.4
(1) El personal en Cypress Mountain es descortés e ineficiente, (5) Eleva al personal en Cypress Mountain son agradables, alegres y con ganas de ayudar.
Multitudes/colas de espera: 3.4
(1) el resort siempre está concurrido y suelen haber largas colas, (3) ocacionalmente tranquilo durante fines de semana y vacaciones escolares, (5) poco concurrido y colas de espera son muy raras.
Escuelas de esquí: 4.1
(1) Ninguna escuela de esquí disponible, (2) una o dos escuelas de esquí pero sólo en el idioma local, (3) algunas escuelas de esquí pero solicite por adelantado instructores multi-lingües.
Alquiler y Reparaciones: 4.1
(1) No se consigue nada, ni siquiera cera de esquí o PTex. (3) hay algunas tiendas de esquí pero la renta de equipos debe ser reservada con antelación, (5) equipos de esquí de buena calidad a la venta o en alquiler y reparaciones son posibles durante la noche.
Variedad de pistas: 4.1
(1) Las pistas son habituales y sin rasgos distintivos, (3) las pistas son variadas pero no lo suficientemente extensas para una semana, (5) Cypress Mountain tiene interesantes y diversas pistas incluyendo bosques y altos terrenos alpinos.
(1) Principiantes pueden sólo ver otros en esquís o snowboard, (3) algunas suaves laderas pero principiantes pueden aburrirse en menos de una semana, (3) extensas áreas de terreno suave.
(1) Ningún terreno intermedio en Cypress Mountain, (3) esquiadores intermedios se aburrirán al cabo de unos días, (5) vastas zonas de cruce de pistas.
(1) Nada para esquiadores y snowbordistas avanzados, (3) suficiente terreno empinado por algunos días y con algunos muy buenos para el esquí fuera de pista, (5) Suficiente áreas de terreno empinado y áreas fuera de pista para entretener a esquiadores avanzados al menos por una semana.
Parque de Nieve: 3.8
(1) Ni siquiera un trampolín en Cypress Mountain, (3) Parque de tamaño medio y bien cuidado, (5) enorme parque diseñado por expertos, con senderos para saltos y carreras de boardercross.
Fuera de pista: 3.2
(1) Ningún "fuera de pista"que valga destacar, (2) "fuera de pista" fuera de los límites, (3) alguna variedad de "fuera de pista" que permanece fresco durante uno o dos días, (5) una amplia gama de rutas "fuera de pista" que pueden permanecer sin marcas de tránsito por varios días.
(1) No hay ningún lugar para esquí de fondo alrededor de Cypress Mountain, (3) hay algunos senderos para esquí de fondo disponibles, (5) la zona cuenta con muchos senderos espectaculares y bien mantenidos para esquí de fondo.
(1) No designado "luge" o carreras de trineo, (3) hay carreras de trineo en tobogan abiertas a menudo, (5) Cypress Mountain cuenta con instalaciones largas y bien mantenidas para "luge" y carreras de trineo en tobogan accesible a todas las edades.
Gastronomía de montaña: 3.4
(1) Ningún lugar para comprar alimentos en las pistas, (3) algunos lugares para comer arriba en la montaña pero a menudo muy caros y concurridos, (5) existe una gran variedad de excelentes restaurantes de montaña justo al lado de las laderas para satisfacer todos los presupuestos.
Dónde Comer: 3.3
(1) Lleva tu propia comida, no hay ni siquiera una tienda. (5) Una gran variedad de lugares para comer y beber en el resort, desde comida rápida a restaurantes de lujo.
Después del esquí: 3.2
(1) Nada para hacer, ni siquiera un bar (3) hay algunos bares en el resort pero nada especial, (5) clubes y bares permanecen abiertos hasta muy tarde y tienen un ambiente agradable.
Otros deportes: 2.0
(1) Ningún otro servicio deportivo aparte de los elevadores, (3) el resort tiene sólo una pequeña piscina pública, (5) cuenta con todo tipo de instalaciones deportivas, incluyendo una piscina de tamaño completo.
(1) Además de la nieve y caminar no hay nada más que hacer aquí, (3) el no-esquiador encontrará cosas para hacer por pocos días pero puede que se aburra después de una semana, (5) la zona turística es un lugar fascinante para visitar, más allá de los deportes de invierno.
Paseos de invierno: 3.8
(1) Caminatas con accesos muy limitados y ningún sendero con raquetas (3) un par de senderos escénicos para caminatas con o sin raquetas (5) diversos y extensos senderos para caminatas de invierno en todos los niveles.
Valor del Pase de Esquí: 3.9
(1) Un pase de esquí de 1 semana está sobrevalorado en comparación con el número de elevadores disponibles, (3) el pase de esquí tiene un valor relativamente aceptable y abarca un número razonable de elevadores, (5) el valor de los pases de esquí es excelente en relación calidad-precio y cubren un gran número de elevadores que abarcan un área extensa.
Valor (Nacional): 3.8
(1) En general, Cypress Mountain es uno de los centros de esquí más caros en el país pero en sí no lo vale, (3) de promedio medio por el dinero que representa , (5) en general ofrece lo mejor en temas de resorts en el país.
Valor (Global): 3.8
(1) En general, Cypress Mountain es uno de los centros de esquí más caros del mundo, (3) en general ofrece relación media en cuanto a calidad-precio comparado con centros de otros países, (5) internacionalmente el resort ofrece una excelente relación calidad-precio.
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December 15, 2012
Yale from Canada
Most expensive but still the best.
Your next possible upgrade - to drive to Whistler. Waste of time if 1 day.
June 08, 2012
Christian from Canada
To everyone that has something bad to say about our paradise on the hill, shut up or go somewhere else!!! I got 70+days in last season and most were on par with some of my best days ever.. Cypress has grown in leaps and bounds due to the fact that we got the Olympics. All that brand new snow making e.g made it possible for a Nov.7 or something crazy opening... lets see who is still complaining next year with another historic early opening up Cypress and all you complainers are waiting for the other shitty mountains to open....
April 22, 2012
Brow from Canada
It's the best damn riding anywhere and close to the city. Anyone who complains must have some dicksyndrome or something. The snow this year was awesome and the terrain park was kickass. The guys who groom and build the park are masters. This mountain rivals Whistler for performance. You don't get the the "Whistler experience" because it's Cypress! God, people shake your heads your eyes are stuck.
April 06, 2012
Todd from Canada
Do not speed going up the Cypress road!! There are police waiting in various spots with a tow-truck waiting to impound your car. The Cypress road is now probably the biggest heat-score in the lower-mainland, I have seen at least six cars impounded in the last 3 months. Save your speed for the slopes!!!
March 02, 2012
Mark from Canada
What makes people think they are so special that they can cut in front of everyone else. If you don't want to wait, pay for a lesson or go in the singles line up. On the busiest of days the singles line up is no more than 5 minutes long.
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February 04, 2012
Mary Jane from Canada
Not complaining about the ski school lines anymore. Whenever the lines are big we use the ski school/employee line, say hi using the the guys name. The guy always says hi back and never stops us.
We did this at Grouse also except they didn't have name tags.
January 08, 2012
Get over it from Canada
Most hills in Canada let ski school classes jump the queue because not only have they paid for a lift ticket they have paid for a lesson. They have not paid to stand in a line. And I ride Cypress every day and compared to a lot of hills all over the world the lines are not long at all.
January 02, 2012
Joanie from Canada
Cypress is great! Good skiing, snow-making whenever they they can, Raven pub is great, food in cafeteria improved a lot too. Close to city, what else can you wish for.
December 31, 2011
Mary Jane from Canada
The runs are long and there are a good variety. I like riding here. The lift lines are really starting to annoy me. The lift people allow big groups of ski schoolers to crash the line at the front. The beginners do not know how to get on the chair and keep falling and stopping the chair so that even a short lineup takes a f***ing long time to get to the chair. These groups are really slowing things down. So my friend and I started getting on the chair with ski school people. No one noticed and we beat the long waits. Just wait by the ski school sign for a couple of big groups and line up with them.
December 29, 2011
Aaron from Canada
Cypress has surprisingly diverse terrain, with two mountainsides to enjoy, giving diversity allows dodging times of variable weather conditions. More good rides, in more conditions. Decent enough food, friendly staff, great parking coordination with spillover amenities.
It stands up on its own, and bonus it's only 20-30 min from downtown Vancouver core. Great value going with the silver pass. Will do that again next year.
December 14, 2011
Derek from Canada
Cypress is the best local ski hill. The groomers are amazing. The amount of coverage is exceptional with the little amount of snow this year is exceptional. All of the beginner and intermediate terrain has been perfect. I am very excited about this season. I have enjoyed many bluebird days so far and the snow forecast looks good.
The three areas where Cypress has been lacking in the past have been addressed this season. The park has been moved to black mountain and has become a major focus. It will be bigger and better this year. The snowmaking guns were moved in the off-season. They are now placed to provide better run coverage. This allowed Cypress to have a record early opening of Nov 8th. Another major improvement has been the food in the cafeteria. The other day I had a caesar salad and an open faced grilled turkey & swiss sandwich. An excellent alternative to the stock greasy burgers.
I will see you on the slopes.
November 29, 2011
billy miner from Canada
Cypress: high prices, greasy food, bad weather reports, overcrowded, rain, foggy, lift lines... Whistler's that way.
November 20, 2011
canali from Canada
btw, the smarter skiers/boarders at Cypress take advantage of the $400 silver pass...you can ski/board anytime, day or night with exception a few 'blackout periods': notably the of last wkend in December (since that period is nuts with a lot of newbie or occasional skiers during Xmas rush, why not pass anyway...it's way overcrowded place) and also the wkends in Jan and Feb...and again who cares as during those wkends you just ski elsewhere i.e go to Whistler, Baker or the interior....so the silver pass is best bang for the buck with most locals, hands down.
Again, Seymour and Grouse don't even compare to Cypress...like eating at McDonalds when you're used to 'the keg'.
November 18, 2011
One Great Resort! from Canada
Anyone not enjoying themselves at Cypress is not a serious rider.
There is terrain for everyone there, beginner to off-piste rider.
I find it gives Whistler a run for it's money on Cypress's best days - you can find powder stashes here long after Whistler is tracked (which only takes about 2 hours before you really have to go searching at Whistler). You can find pow at night at Cypress at times.
The resort is well operated. The staff will not react inappropriately if you appear capable when ducking a rope. Nothing like Grouse, where the rude staff will scream at you all the way up the lift simply for not lowering your safety bar. Grouse pales anyway, with no off-piste riding.
The new lodge is great, I actually do go in for a pint on occasion. Food is fine in the caf, but great in the Crazy Raven. Get the chicken sandwich there and a winter ale.
This year they seem to finally want to get serious about their park riding (must have taken my numerous written threats seriously!) so maybe they will finally emerge as the clear choice this winter.
As far as line ups, anyone complaining about lift lines should be fully ignored. You sail through every lift if you play your day smart.
I have no suggestions on ways to improve Cypress this year. Good work!!
November 13, 2011
canali from Canada
I'm a Vancouver local, and Cypress is my ski hill mid wk and on wkends when I'm too lazy to go to Whistler or Baker or the interior...ski Cypress about 30x each season alone.
I disagree that the food sucks..to me it's pretty decent...love the $7 pizzas....the Raven's pub is also good to catch some sports on the big screens while chugging some beer and apres appies after a day of skiing too.
You should always check the weather forecasts before coming up as often the weather might read -2c in the morning only to go up past 0 in the afternoon so any 'snow' will now be rain...so get up early and enjoy your runs first thing if that's the case....a great place for night skiing too (when it's not too foggy) which can happen here in the pnw.
Grouse and Seymour blow compared to Cypress (and I've skied them all)...only 'real' ski hill of the three, imo
October 27, 2011
Adam from Canada
Gotta agree with another reviewer, not quite getting the complaints. Paying full price day rate is a mug's game at any hill, so why worry about that price? Season passes pay for themselves in like 7 trips, and if you don't get one of those, get the Gold Medal thingy, or go at night. Cypress season pass is about 2x Grouse and 1/2 of Whistler, which seems pitched about right to me.
The food's terrible, but it's a _ski hill_. If I wanted to eat I'd go to a damn restaurant. I pack a thermos of gatorade and a couple sandwiches in my backpack and eat on the chairlift. Ski hills are for skiing/riding, not eating.
Staff are mostly foreign exchange workers on typical Vancouver wages, but hey, they usually seem to be having fun and the place runs smoothly, don't really see a problem there. And the lifts are the best and least busy of the local hills, so I don't quite get that complaint either.
Comparing Cypress to Baker or Whistler? Srsly? Cypress is a local hill, the others are resorts. Totally different thing. I mean, you want to set aside a day or a weekend completely to go to a resort, sure, that's one thing. A local hill you can take a bus to is another thing. They're not the same thing. It's not really fair to compare them.
Heck, my gold season ticket for 2011/2012 paid for itself in the last month and a half of 2010/11, this whole damn winter is house money...=)
October 25, 2011
MS Snowboard Girl from Canada
What's up with people complaining about the pricing at Cypress?!
$59/day, no lodging required AND night riding VS $100/day plus lodging and NO night riding at Whistler - not to mention the lovely HST - there is no contest! Don't get me wrong, I like Whistler but for local terrain Cypress is definitely a good deal. I got the Silver Pass for this year and it will pay for itself after 7 visits which will be easy to do as Cypress is right here and I can get my shred on when ever I want.
What's with the complaints about the lift lines? I road just about every weekend last season and didn't wait more than 5 minutes on average for the lifts. Week nights are even better for wait times!
I agree Snowhound - Think Snow!
October 24, 2011
Port Moody Skier from Canada
Agree with other comments that the changes this year to season passes must have cost them money. As a family of 4 we did not want a 'Big 5' and didn't know anyone to come in on it. When I phoned Cypress they said "look on Craiglist" for a 5th person!. They offered a discount (one year only, thanks!) and said prices were less than last year, but when you have the feeling of being ripped off it sticks in the throat. We've got Edge cards for Whistler. They can get the money we spent on kids lessons, food, shop, etc.... Perhaps Cypress will learn.... next year... or perhaps it's only day tickets they want???
October 24, 2011
snowhound from Canada
Just hiked Cypress today and things are looking good, checked the weather here and I can't wait to get on my board. Just looked up all the local ticket rates after getting all these negative waves reading stuff from people having bad hair days. Whistler $96.00 (9 AM to 3:30 PM), Cypress $59.00 (9 AM to 10 PM), Grouse $58.00 (9 AM to 10 PM), Seymour $46.00 (9 AM to 10 PM). Whistler has its advantages of course (talk about terrible food service!) but I personally like Cypress and maybe Baker if I feel like committing to the drive. The price looks pretty reasonable to me especially compared to Seymour, $13.00 more for two high-speeds plus the Raven Quad and at least 5 times the terrain, and a $1 more than for the little bit of terrain that Grouse has to offer - where's the beef? Snow, Think Snow!
October 22, 2011
Buck from Canada
To everybody Grousing(pardon the pun)about Cypress, take heed to a bumper sticker seen locally-Whistler is That Way
October 18, 2011
Cypress Skier from Canada
Cypress didn't scrap the cheaper 7pm ticket - they added 2 full hours to it to add further value.
The NiteOwl rate last year was $38.39 (from 7pm to 10pm - 3 hours) and this season is $39.00 (from 5pm to 10pm - 5 hours).
October 11, 2011
Van Skier from Canada
Note: Cypress have also scrapped the cheaper after 7pm night ticket, this new pricing model they have is garbage.
They have to be hurting season ticket sales this year, I have 5 friends who normally buy night passes and none have bought this year due to these pricing changes. We'll be heading to Whistler more often instead.
April 26, 2011
15 years at Cypress from Canada
Get the seasons pass off-peak silver for 400 bucks... This place ain't worth it on a day pass 60-70 bucks forget when conditions are hit and miss. Weekends are painful, too many peeps and the quad chairs are packed, lineups take forever.
For pass holders it's a great deal. I ride 40-50 times a year... majority a quick two hour work out after work on weekdays where else can you work and ride the same day.
Food is greasy and expensive but I don't come here to eat.
Overall, not great for day pass person... they need to lower their prices as peeps would rather go to Whistler for a day and make it an event instead of paying these prices. Seasons pass silver is the way to go
April 17, 2011
Sue from Canada
Our family went to Cypress (Cypress Mountain) for years and now $400 X 5 (money to be put up now) has become way too expensive to board and ski on. The food has always been bad so start sending it back. We now go to Hemlock where prices are cheaper: no line ups, where the food isn't bad, snow is great and the bar lets minors in until, I believe 8 pm, staff are great. It would be nice to have web cams, so we can see if it's raining, snowing or sunny on Cypress, most mtns have this.
See you all, on the Mtns.
April 14, 2011
Jo from Canada
Took my brother and 16 year old nephew night skiing a few weeks ago (they were visiting from Ontario). We had a pretty good time. Love the night lighting here, and there was tons of fresh snow.
This time most of the lift operators were really cool, except two of course who just sat there like a bumps talking to each other even though the load area was a mess. I ragged on one and she just rolled her eyes and waddled into the cabin.
When we went to Raven for a burger it turned into big disappointment - aaaagghhh...no underage allowed!! Which meant we had to eat the crap in the cafeteria - and trust me it's overpriced greasy crap. I don't mind paying a premium, but it should at least taste good. Altitudes at Grouse is better all 'round re price and quality.
Get with it Cypress and make the Raven a restaurant, not a lounge.
BTW, I agree with another reviewer, unfortunately trickery is part of the game at all the local hills. Once you drive up, it's hard to drive back down if it's only lightly raining - Gotcha.
This site, Snow-forecast does a pretty good job, but you're right, Cypress could do a better job of customer service all round.
All in all though, still my fav local hill.
April 14, 2011
Jake from Canada
With the Gold Medal card, it's actually quite reasonable. You'll be hard pressed (if you hold a day job) to get your moneys worth out of a season pass of any kind, although with the record snowfall this year, it might have been worth it...but add a few weekends where you go to Whistler or Baker, it ain't really worth it.
Favourite has been Sunday late afternoon/evenings. No crowds, no lift-lines and there'll always be at least one decent groomed run to ride under the lights when darkness falls
Food is crap and expensive, but not quite as bad nor overpriced as Whistler. I can't see why it has to be so bad and expensive when Baker serves a much better fare for half the price?
April 13, 2011
Triplany from Canada
I haven't been to Cypress in about 6 years and was shocked by the changes. I was super impressed compared to what it used to be like. The new lodge is amazing. Loved how easy it was to get from the different chair lifts (I did not use Raven Ridge lift so can't comment on it). Staff were pleasant but the lady in the retail store was absolutely fantastic (wish I could remember her name). I loved the runs, mainly sticking to the blues. They offered enough of a challenge and a good variety. Runs where well maintained (especially for this time of year). Can't wait to go back.
April 07, 2011
Dman from Canada
Cypress! Get with the times... you need automated real time temperature reports that show a rolling log for the past 24 hours. This is not cutting edge technology or an expensive investment. Why is this needed??... your weather reports are both misleading and infrequent. Customers appreciate a business they can trust and accurate reporting contributes to that; especially for a sport that sucks when it rains. Nothing p1sses a customer off more than being mislead. Do any of you powder hounds disagree? People can be more responsible for themselves if they know what their getting into... rain or snow.
March 24, 2011
Mike from Canada
High speed quads on both sides of the bowl, better, more diverse terrain than anywhere I've ridden and a 30 minute drive? Views the whole world travels for, and they sell beer.
People need to lighten up and be more responsible for themselves when they go out.
Cypress's facilities are better than ever - life is full of change, better deal with it, you might have some fun.