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Vancouver Skiing: to Cypress or Grouse?

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Though I live here I haven't skied at either place (WB is up the road, after all) - I assume they both have great views, but what about the skiing?

We have a little time this weekend to do some night-skiing and would like to take advantage of one of these places.

Seems night-skiing starts at 4pm?! and ends at 10. Nice hours!

Any opinions or advice?

Wife = newly mid-intermediate
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I grew up on Grouse and moved away about 16 years ago. Got kicked out of school for skipping up to a month of some of my classes to go skiing on Grouse. Not a great mountain for skiing, but it beat my 8th grade classes Lots of rain and wet/heavy snow. Not much in the way of exciting runs. Great view of the city at night on a clear day.
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It's no contest. Cypress is a MUCH larger, better laid-out mountain, with higher elevation, better runs and more spectacular views - of both Vancouver and of the Howe Sound (the waterway following the road to Whister - seen from top of the Peak Chair). Absolutely killer views.

I used to ski Grouse 3 times a week as a teen. It's also a nice, local mountain, with a good restaurant and lovely views. It's closer to Vancouver than Cypress (the major advantage).

Otherwise, Cypress wins hands-down.
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