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27 photos of opening weekend on the North Shore mountains

DH Vancouver Staff Nov 23, 2015 9:26 am

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for skiers and boarders hoping to hit the slopes close to home.

Grouse Mountain and Cypress fired up the chairlifts on Friday to kick off a hopefully fantastic winter season up on the alpine. With a snow base of over 35cm on both mountains, the cold temperatures made for some lasting conditions that should only be improved by Monday’s arctic blast of wet weather hitting Metro Vancouver.


Up on Grouse, Paradise Bowl, Paradise Jib Park, the Peak, and the Greenway Chairlift are open. On Cypress, skiers can ride Eagle Express – Jasey Jay top to bottom, Upper Maelle Ricker and Panorama, plus Lower Collins and Runway wall to wall off Easy Rider Quad, and the skate park.

As the ski season accelerates, Vancity Buzz will be posting a weekly snow report each Thursday, updating mountain conditions on the south coast. Check out Vancity Snow Report for the latest.

Did you hit the mountains this weekend?

Para estrear! #cypressmountain

A photo posted by Priscila Rochwerger (@pritrix) on

Had such an amazing day on the mountains! #BeautifulBC #CypressMountain A photo posted by Hangue (@hanguek) on

First day riding for the season @gtaylz #cypressmountain

A photo posted by Nikki Delaney (@mmmnikki) on

Saturday. Skiing with Vancouver and the ocean in the background yes, it was pretty magical. #Vancouver #cypressmountain

A photo posted by Axel Bergström (@axel_bergstrom) on

It gorgeous up here! #openingday #winterishere

A photo posted by Cypress Mountain (@cypressmtn) on

Lewk sesh. #cypressmountain #snowboarding #winterishere

A video posted by Connor Chin-Shue (@connor_chinshue) on

Ski Love Im good na at this sport.. Laveeeet… #cypressmountain#winter#vancouver#britishColumbia A photo posted by EmJ Magluyan (@marymarymary22) on

Best first day ever w/ @alitbruce ! #hotlaps #cypressmountain #firstbloodbeers #sundayfunday

A video posted by Christopher Henderson (@christopher_henderson) on

#cypressmountain #noliftlines A photo posted by Billy Ho (@b.t.ho) on

#shreddin #snowboarding #cypressmountain #sony #actioncam

A video posted by leslie c (@listentoleslie) on

Turns with a view from the top of Peak today #winterlove #grousemountain #explorebc

A photo posted by Grouse Mountain (@grousemountain) on

Come up and catch this view today! From noon – 5pm Peak Face will be open for advanced skiers & riders! #winterlove A photo posted by Grouse Mountain (@grousemountain) on

High fives for the first chair of the season! #winterlove #grousemountain

A photo posted by Grouse Mountain (@grousemountain) on

Sunset from Peak #sunset #winterlove #grousemountain A photo posted by Yee Yee (@northern.cowboy) on

Vancouver. #vancitywild #happyadventuring

A photo posted by VancityWild (@vancitywild) on

Day 2, getting back in the game #freeski #grousemountain #wizardtricks #babysteps @evanstott A video posted by Brian Sung Hoon Choi (@be_choi) on

Snow + sea = Grouse Mountain #canada #bc #vancouver #grousemountain

A photo posted by @cesco1998 on

#grousemountain #skiing #awesome #love #vancity #thepeak

A photo posted by Emil May (@emilmay_33) on

Do shooting stars ever turn to snow? A photo posted by Ryan Neale (@oh_my_gerbils) on

Moose? I don’t know but this animal never ran away! #grousemountain#northvancouver

A photo posted by JO JEONGUK (@chorhyno) on

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