Day 34 – Ski Resorts warmer than Vancouver city. (Pictures)

Today it was 13 degrees Celsius on the Mountains while it was 3 degrees in Vancouver.  Most Vancouverites look out the window and see the dense fog and decided the mountains must be worse, so there were no line ups.  It was sunny, warm, the snow was soft, yet there was hardly anyone up on the mountains.  I went snowboarding at Cypress Mountain this afternoon, and then went over to Grouse Mountain for some Night skiing.

January 15 - 9 am Cypress Mountain Road


13 degrees Celsius @ Cypress Mounatin Jan 15, 2008 - while Vancouver is in very dense fog and 3 degrees

13 degrees Celsius @ Cypress Mounatin Jan 15, 2008 – while Vancouver is in very dense fog and 3 degrees

When we were driving up Cypress Mountain, it was really dark and foggy and within seconds it became sunny and clear.  When we came back down it was the same, sunny and clear and we can see a big patch of fog in the middle of the road, it was surreal.  Some described the experience as driving in Jurrassic park.  Looking down at the city from Grouse Mountain really felt like a scene of end of the world from Hell Boy.  We could see city lights through the dense fog blanketing the city.  there were purple and orange patches everywhere within the clouds.  It really felt like Halloween.

13 degrees Celsius @ Cypress Mounatin Jan 15, 2008 - while Vancouver is in very dense fog and 3 degrees

Snowman @ Cypress Mounatin Jan 15, 2008 - while Vancouver is in very dense fog and 3 degrees

beginner school group hiking at sun set

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4 Responses

  1. Cool shots – it looked like that at Revelstoke yesterday as well.

  2. Damnit, I did not believe you on twitter until I saw this … hopefully today there is loads of fog as well? Don’t let out the secret!!!

    I am still ashamed to say that I have yet to head up to the locals (and i have a seasons pass to Seymour!) If it is nothing something it is something else holding me back – GURR! (Family gatherings, then I was sick – I’m going this weekend though!)

  3. […] Cypress Bowl road it became apparent very quickly that it was blue skies all the way.    Just as Snowboard Expert had noted earlier in the week, things up top were the exact opposite of down in the […]

  4. Man, I wish I could have come up but I was working these last few days! Those pictures look awesome with all the fog.

    So you bought *two* lift tickets in one day? Cypress, then went to Grouse? Way to pamper yourself 😉

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