Northwest of downtown Vancouver, the Cypress Mountain ski area has snowboarding on 53 runs spread over 600 acres that are served by 5 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 2,010 feet. The Cypress Mountain ski area is well known for its terrain park. Cypress Mountain hosted both Snowboard (Halfpipe, Parallel Giant Slalom and Snowboard Cross) and Freestyle Skiing (Moguls, Aerials and Skier Cross) competitions for 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Keep in mind that with its proximity to the coast, it can be quite rainy at Cypress Mountain. So make sure to check out the conditions before heading up otherwise you may be riding through puddles and streams.
To reach the snowboarding at Cypress Mountain from Vancouver, follow Highway 1 to Exit #8. Head north on Cypress Bowl Road for 14.5km. It’s about a 30 minute drive from Vancouver up to Cypress Mountain.
Overall, Cypress Mountain Ski Area is the 17th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 27 snowboarding resorts in British Columbia.