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Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Real Cypress Peak


Nov 14, 2010

Scott and I had an excellent day up at Cypress Peak, enjoying both a summit, sunshine, and turns. For those who are unfamiliar with the difference between Cypress Peak and Cypress Bowl, here's some mountain statistics that we came up with.


Cypress Bowl
The Real Cypress Peak
Price
$65
$0
Lift System
2 high speed detachable chair lifts, 4 fixed grip chair lifts
Self-Serve
Line ups
Up to 30 minutes
None
Glaciers
0
3
Peak Elevation
1440m
2083m
Vertical Rise
610m
981m
Ski Runs
Beginner 13%, Intermediate 25%, Advanced 35%, Expert 8%
Advanced 100%
Length of Ski Season
Four months
Eight months
Current Snow Depth
35cm
125cm
Skiable Terrain
240 ha
460 ha
Snow Making
35 Snow Guns
Ullr
Restaurants
Cypress Creek Grill, Crazy Raven Bar and Grill
Pubs in Squamish
People sharing the Mountain

2000
2

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Scott N. on the summit of Cypress Peak, just as all the clouds started to clear, with valley fog below. We've only been here in the summer previously.


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From the summit, we bootpacked back down to our skis as it was too rocky up there. And then we skied down the West glacier twice before heading back up to col and down the East glacier.

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Wow. What a way to start the ski season! I'm looking forward to exploring the Coast Mountains.






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