Local Snowboarding Cranking

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Garnet and I got up early so we could head up to Cypress this morning for the opening of the riding season.

Guest Services and lift ticketing is now at the new lodge, and it’s a fantastic facility. For one thing it’s more centrally located to the lifts, and the ticketing area is under-cover & huge compared to the old guest services building.

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The wind was blowing and the snow falling this morning, it was surprisingly cold – but first day on the mountain it really doesn’t matter.

Not many of the runs are open yet – check the Cypress Mountain web site for info – they were selling lift tickets at a reduced rate today.

20081214_tireThis was the perfect day to find out how the new Michelin X-Ice snow tires are going to perform. The road was slippery and with fresh snow falling it was a great test for the Yaris.

Verdict = way better than I had expected.

Tire technology just gets better and better and the Yaris is now a snow-hugging-machine – makes heading up on a cold snowy morning way less stressful.

Happy Riding!  Oh, and check out Garnet’s answer to the cold

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3 thoughts on “Local Snowboarding Cranking

  1. We were up yesterday and the new lodge is great. The line-ups were so much shorter for tickets and the new cafeteria feels like Whistler’s Rendezvous at mid-station.

    Oh yeah and the snow was nice even though it had crusted the night before. There were quite a few out of control snowboarders playing pinball with people on the green runs though. I was a little embarrassed to be a associated with them by the single plank we ride.

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