Winter Recreation


Current trail and avalanche hazard information available here.

Winter recreation opportunities in Cypress Provincial Park include snowshoeing, tobogganing, snow play, and skiing. Cypress Mountain Resort offers downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing and tobogganing. See here for full information on Cypress Mountain Resort’s services. Cypress Mountain Resort’s Park Use Permit gives the company full control over substantial portions of the Cypress Bowl (Downhill) and Hollyburn Ridge (X-C) ski areas from November 1 to May 31.

Note: 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 Resort’s Permit Area. The Hollyburn Hikers Access trail allows free, unrestricted access to Hollyburn Peak and starts alongside the 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 Resort’s downhill skiing Permit Area to Black Mountain Plateau and the Yew Lake – Bowen Lookout areas. The waiver is available in the Black Mountain Lodge public lunch area (Brown Bag Room). Winter access to these park areas is on a clearly marked backcountry corridor (BAC) through the ski area. See BC Parks website for the BAC map and more information on winter trails: click here.


Eagle Bluff - Black Mountain,

Lynn Webster photo

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