PHOTOS: Snowboarding season has arrived in Vancouver!

Snowboarding, Cypress Mountain, Vancouver, British Columbia

Cypress Mountain, British Columbia

Winter has officially arrived on the Coast Mountains of British Columbia.

Last weekend, I went up to Cypress Mountain to take advantage of the 120+ cm’s of snow that hit the Lower Mainland in less than 7 days. As these photos show, I was rewarded for my early Sunday morning effort!

Every year I set a goal for myself to go snowboarding on at least 5 different mountains. The goal has become increasingly difficult to reach now that we have two little boys in the mix.

Last year, I was fortunate to snowboard at some of Canada’s top ski resorts, including Big White, Whistler, Lake Louise and Marmot Basin, but I missed my goal of 5 mountains because the Vancouver local mountains were basically closed by the start of February.

I saved the easiest mountain for last, but it backfired. Who knew the Vancouver local mountains would be shut down by February?! The mountains got enough precipitation, but it just too warm. Every time the hills got snow, the temperature would rise and wash everything out the next day.

It was a tough season.

Snowboarding, Cypress Mountain, Vancouver, British Columbia

Given that last season was one of the worst on record for the Vancouver local mountains, it’s no surprise that I was apathetic about this upcoming snowboarding season.

That changed last week when Cypress Mountain received 50 cm’s overnight!

As we approached the base of the mountain the sun started to poke through the clouds. It was raining and overcast in the city, so we assumed the mountain visibility was going to be poor. We couldn’t believe our eyes. Every run was covered under a thick blanket of fresh snow. Powder day AND sunny bluebird? It was an epic morning!

Here are a few photos from my day at Cypress Mountain.

Snowboarding, Cypress Mountain, Vancouver, British Columbia

Lots of freshies all morning. Look at those lines!

Snowboarding, Cypress Mountain, Vancouver, British Columbia

Snowboarding, Cypress Mountain, Vancouver, British Columbia

Snowboarding, Cypress Mountain, Vancouver, British Columbia

Snowboarding, Cypress Mountain, Vancouver, British Columbia

Snowboarding, Cypress Mountain, Vancouver, British Columbia

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Snowboarding, Cypress Mountain, Vancouver, British Columbia

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Here are a few more snowboarding posts:

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Have you visited Cypress Mountain? Do you love it when it snows?

Share your experiences in the comments section below, we’d love to read about it!

See map below to find out where these photos were taken.

 

About Traveling Canucks

Cam and Nicole Wears are newbie parents living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has taken them to over 70 countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.