Winter Recreation


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Winter recreation opportunities in Cypress Provincial Park include snowshoeing, tobogganing, snow play, and skiing.

Cypress Bowl Recreations Ltd. (Cypress Mountain) offers downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing and tobogganing. See here for full information on Cypress Mountain’s services. Cypress Mountain’s Park Use Permit gives the company full control over substantial portions of the Cypress Bowl and Hollyburn Ridge areas from November 1 to May 31. Use of toboggans, sleds and other sliding devices is allowed only in designated areas within Cypress Mountain’s Permit Area.

Backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and winter hiking are allowed within the park, outside Cypress Mountain’s Permit Area. The Hollyburn Hikers Access Trail allows free, unrestricted access to Hollyburn Peak alongside the north side of Cypress Mountain’s Hollyburn Ridge cross-country skiing Permit Area. The trailhead is located near the BC Parks Information Kiosk in the Hollyburn Ridge parking area.

A (free) backcountry access pass (liability waiver) is required for winter access through Cypress Mountain’s Cypress Bowl downhill skiing Permit Area to Black Mountain Plateau and the Yew Lake – Howe Sound Crest Trail areas. Winter access to these park areas is on marked backcountry corridors through the ski area. Free day passes and season passes can be obtained from the Cypress Bowl Guest Services Office. See BC Parks website for more information on winter trails: click here


Eagle Bluff - Black Mountain,

Lynn Webster photo

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