Become an Instructor in Cypress

Local Vancouver Ski

The Destination


Only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver lies Cypress Mountain. With 120 slopes, 3000 acres of steep and diverse terrain and 7 meters of annual snowfall, Cypress is a local favorite. In 2010, Cypress also played host to the Freestyle Winter Olympics. In preparation the mountain was quickly transformed with an additional of 40 hectares of new terrain, a new high-speed chairlift, parking upgrades, terrain park and more. Overall, the terrain distribution is 15% beginner, 35% intermediate, 35% advanced, 8% expert and 7% freestyle. In other words, there is room for everyone, with plenty of solid opportunities for backcountry and off-piste skiing.



The Ski School


As a ski instructor at Cypress, you can expect to serve a diverse group of local and international guests and work for a ski school that puts an emphasis on your training and professional development. That means you will likely receive plenty of training and coaching throughout your season, so your technique and comfort level should greatly improve. Overall, the ski school manager and team are super friendly and you can expect to be welcomed like family. 


The Instructor Life


As a ski instructor at Cypress, you get the best of both worlds: top quality snow with the city life to go with it. Vancouver is right on your doorstep and only 30 minutes by car from Cypress. You can also take a short public ferry ride into the city from the North Shore, where you will live together with your fellow Snowminds instructors. Most often, our ski instructors have purchased a group car to make the most of their living and commuting situation. This means you can explore all the beautiful nature, ski mountains, and the city surrounding the Vancouver area. It’s hard to beat! 




  • Skiing from 2319m to 1508m
  • 600 acres (240 hectares) of skiable terrain
  • Longest combination run: 4.1 km (2.5 miles) – T33 into Collins
  • Over 120 slopes Beginner (Green) 13% 7 Ski Runs
    Intermediate (Blue) 35% 18 Ski Runs
    Advanced (Black Diamond) 37% 19 Ski Runs
    Expert (Double Black Diamond) 8% 4 Ski Runs
    Freestyle Terrain (Orange) 8% 4 Areas)
  • 6 Chair lifts (2 high speed) and 3 surface lifts.
  • 10.5 meters annual snowfall, the most in
  • Vancouver state of the art fully automatic snowmaking system
  • Nightskiing opportunities throughout the week
  • Over 3000 acres to explore
  • 30 min from downtown Vancouver
  • Hosted Freeystle Winter Olympics in 2010


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