News All about ski areas in Western Canada (C) 2007 en-ca News <![CDATA[Revelstoke Lift Pictures Added, Lift Facts Updated]]> I have added lift pictures of all the current ski lifts at Revelstoke, plus I have updated the Lift facts for the ski area which were rather outdated. Enjoy!

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<![CDATA[ are slow right now]]> Thanks to the accident on the Excalibur Gondola, and are under extreme load right now (we have number one result in a google search for "Excalibur Gondola"). Just be patient, the pages might load a bit slow. It should be back to normal within a few days.

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<![CDATA[Whistler Excalibur Gondola incident]]> here]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2008 19:35:04 EST 50.113168786340005 -122.95225739479065 <![CDATA[Summary of ski area openings tomorrow]]> Everything is official now. Here's the low down.

1 run (Runway)
1 lift (Easy Rider Quad)
Vertical: 50 meters
Downhill Ticket price: $56 (no discounts posted sadly)
Nordic lower trails at regular nordic ticket price

1 run (Paradise)
1 lift (new Greenway Chair!)
Downhill Ticket price: $35 (slightly discounted!)
Vertical: 20 meters
Mount Seymour
3 very short runs
1 lift (Goldie Ropetow)
Downhill Ticket price: $25
Vertical: 18 meters

They are all a rip-off if you ask me. I would probably go for Seymour if I wanted to go since it is cheapest and they will probably add more terrain. Why not just pay $69 and go to Whistler for some real skiing and ride the new Peak 2 Peak which just opened today!!

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<![CDATA[Grouse may open Saturday]]> It is rumored that Grouse will open tomorrow. No official word yet though. Say tuned!

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<![CDATA[Cypress may open Saturday]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2008 01:22:07 EST 49.37839142896648 -123.19377422332764 <![CDATA[First skiing of the season]]> Today I headed up to Cypress planning to nordic ski at the top of Strachan. However, there was just enough snow to ski at the nordic area! I managed to ski up Lower Powerline and all the way around Sitzmark and down Hollyburn without taking my skis off. The eastern part of Sitzmark was pretty minimal though (about 1-2cm of ice!). I had my beater skis on so it didn't matter too much. It was pretty crusty and everything was frozen, so skiing in the deeper snow was not as good as on the really thin stuff. Photos soonish hopefully.
First day of skiing for 08-09!

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<![CDATA[Nordic Update]]> Tomorrow Callaghan Country will be *trying* to open Upper Wild Spirit for those who are willing to hike about 2.5km and drive up the Callaghan Mainline (4WD with slushy conditions)

Whistler Olympic Park lodge opens tomorrow. Weather permitting there may be a small amount of ski trail open - it is certainly not skiable at the moment so it will depend how much snow falls today and overnight.]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2008 12:40:24 EST 50.14066071392575 -123.11330795288086 <![CDATA[Website Updates]]> I have been making numerous changes to in the past few weeks. Here is a list of changes Maps API (currently in Alpha) is now used to show ski maps on If you want to add a ski map to, just upload it at and it will show on both websites!

For nordic skiers: is the official website for Cypress Tuesday Night Races 2008-2009! More information will be coming soon.

Live Ski Reports for Cypress, Callaghan Country, Whistler Olympic Park, Silver Star and Sovereign Lake can now be found here]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 15:57:05 EST 49.37857304179298 -123.19240093231201 <![CDATA[Winter is coming!]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2008 00:29:35 EDT <![CDATA[New photos on]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2008 20:14:13 EDT 49.382037527190874 -123.08034896850586 <![CDATA[Cypress Mountain's New Cypress Creek Lodge.]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2008 17:04:36 EDT 49.39533441255685 -123.20308685302734 <![CDATA[ comes out August 1st.]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2008 19:29:54 EDT <![CDATA[New Peak & Courtesy Quad Chairs at Grouse Mountain for 2008-09]]> For proof, you can see that these lifts are listed on the Leitner-Poma website.
How much longer is it going to take Grouse to make an official announcement?]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2008 19:25:15 EDT 49.38291757933637 -123.0774736404419 <![CDATA[2 New Lifts for Grouse?]]> There are unconfirmed rumours that Grouse will be getting two new fixed grip quads from Leitner-Poma this winter. Stay tuned!

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