\2ow some FABULOUS shots above ...makes me miss skiing already, as well as want to check out other spots for next season.
below is my favourite local hill, Cypress Mtn, here in West Vancouver BC (aside from Whistler, was other mtn host of amazing 2010 winter olympics)
...(NOTE: this is not my pic...it was taken with TLC by Team Hitch Whistler).. I copied and pasted this from the cypress website but it's also my screensaver at work and wanted to share with you all.
For outdoor activities, particularly skiing, here in Vancouver BC are pretty blessed:
we have 3 local hills to ski on our beloved north shore mountains,
Grouse, Seymour and Cypress ....IMO Cypress is easily the best of the bunch.
(all are the same close distance from Vancouver to choose from with only a 30 min drive...
heck 'tis even quicker if you live on the north shore, ie 15-20 min):
the scenery from MANY different points atop Cypress is breathtaking and inspiring ...it has 2 mountains to ski on too
both very picturesque, esp on a sunny day in which we'll sharing a BBQ on top (as is happening lately by the mtn)
Of course Cypress is not Whistler, but for those wkends in which you partied too hard to get up early for the 1.5-2 hr drive to Whistler
or when you want to take it easy and ski and then perhaps either golf or kayak all in the same day, the Cypress is the perfect alternative...tis
a mere 35 min drive.
..this pic is taken just off of Sky Chair, looking down on Howe Sound, the Sunshine Coast towards Gibsons and and Bowen Island.
mine however is the next shot below
was taken from similar spot but didn't come out so hot as per taken on a crackberry)....
Edited by canali - 4/20/11 at 7:17am