Cypress Mountain, Vancouver, BC, winter, snow

We are absolutely stoked to have the EARLIEST OPENING DAY IN OUR HISTORY and to be the FIRST SKI AREA IN BRITISH COLUMBIA TO OPEN for the 2011/12 Snow Season!

Over the last week our Amazing Snowmaking Crew has turned 4.75 million gallons of water into 30 cm, or about one foot of snow, covering an area equivalent to 24 football fields on the north face of Black Mountain!! Our Great Grooming Crew has jumped in to spread the Man Made Snow deep over Upper Maelle Ricker’s Run (Upper Fork) and then fashioned a pretty nice “ski-out” through mid Jasey Jay (PGS) and on down to the bottom of Eagle Express. We have received about 12 cm of natural snow this morning and the snow continues to fall so we will hope for even better conditions tomorrow!

For our early start to the 2011/12 La Nina Winter Season tomorrow, we will have the Eagle Express Quad open FOR INTERMEDIATE AND EXPERT Skiers and Riders ONLY – accessing only the terrain noted above. All Skiers and Riders must stay within the described terrain as we will be actively working on trying to open more of the Eagle Express terrain for the weekend.

Full Day Adult Lift tickets will be $23.60, Youth $18.00, Senior $15.60 and Child $10.00 for tomorrow (afternoon rates start at 1:00 PM and are also 60% Off).

We suggest that you purchase your Gold Medal Cards now (on sale until November 30th) to receive an additional 20% off these rates. Early season conditions exist with unmarked obstacles and closed areas and we will have services available tomorrow in the Cypress Creek Lodge at our Restaurants, Rental and Retail facilities. Snow school will not be available until our Green Zone terrain is open.

PARK RIDERS! – We have set up a starter Jib Park with a line of 6 or 7 hits that will be open tomorrow on Rider’s left off the top of Eagle Express -including a 20’ Flat Box, our new 20’ Round Bar Rail, our new 30’ Flat Box and a Corrugated Culvert – more details and hopefully photos to come on this later today!

There is MORE SNOW CURRENTLY IN THE FORECAST FOR LATER THIS WEEK and our Snowmaking and Grooming Crews are hard at work trying to open Panorama and Windjammer as soon as conditions allow.

So plan to grab your skis or board and get up here- the 2011/12 season is about to begin on Cypress Mountain – Vancouver’s Only Big Mountain Experience!