About Cypress Mountain

Cypress Mountain is a vibrant resort offering world-class skiing and snowboarding close to the city of Vancouver, Canada. 

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Cypress Mountain offers some of best winter skiing in Canada and is known worldwide for its vast cross-country ski area and snow tubing park. Whether you're new to skiing or a seasoned ski pro, a winter at Cypress is an experience of a lifetime.

Boasting an average annual snowfall of over 10 meters, 6 lifts, 53 runs across 19km and a snow tube park, Cypress has all the necessary ingredients for a winter of fun. EA Ski & Snowboard interns tend to return to Cypress year after year - and it's easy to see why. 

Cypress Mountain Facts

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Live in the city of Vancouver

EA Ski & Snowboard intern accommodation is based in the heart of Vancouver

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53 Ski Runs

Cypress offers 53 ski runs across 600 acres 

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One of The Top 10 Ski Resorts in Canada

Cypress is considered one of the Top 10 ski resorts in Canada by Snow-Online

 

 

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World-Class Cross-Country Skiing

 Cypress offers nearly 20 kilometres of groomed cross-country tracks are waiting to be explored, including 7 kilometres of floodlit trails.

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Snow Tubing Park

Cypress has its own snow tubing park, Gnarly's

Becoming a Ski or Snowboard Instructor at Cypress Mountain 

EA Ski & Snowboard offer two ways to become a ski or snowboard instructor at Cypress Mountain. Choose from a Ski Instructor Internship program or a Snowboard Instructor Internship program and start preparing for the best winter of your life in Vancouver, Canada. 

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SKI INTERNSHIP

 

INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation during training
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • Internationally recognised qualifications
  • Full season lift pass 
  • World-class level one training
  • Level one exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • EA Program Manager to support you
  • Training webinars 
  • Discounted flights and insurance
  • Future job opportunities with our network of 30+ resort partners around the globe 

STARTING AT

$7,475 USD

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SNOWBOARD INTERNSHIP

 

INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation during training
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • Internationally recognised qualifications
  • Full season lift pass 
  • World-class level one training
  • Level one exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • EA Program Manager to support you
  • Training webinars 
  • Discounted flights and insurance
  • Future job opportunities with our network of 30+ resort partners around the globe 

STARTING AT

$8,475 USD

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Working at Cypress Mountain 

Cypress Mountain offers the best of both worlds. Live in the beautiful city of Vancouver and work at one of the best ski resorts in Canada. 

People often ask how much it costs to buy food and drink so here’s our shopping list rundown:

  • $5 pizza slice at over 10 places less than 2 minutes from your accommodation!
  • A cold pint of Molson Canadian at Doolins Irish Pub for $6 (live music most nights)
  • 20 sushi pieces and miso soup for $8
  • Pasta dinner for two from the local food market will cost around $4.50 each

A message from Cypress Training Director, Kia

Hear from Cypress Mountains Head Trainer, Kia, about who Cypress are looking for, in an EA intern.

 

What about accommodation? 

As Cypress is a ski resort near Vancouver and only a short drive away, accommodation is based in apartments in North Vancouver. This is close to shops, cafes, and the Cypress bus stop, it is a cool place to be based for a winter. After the initial training and exam period, you will be responsible for accommodation payments which are approximately CA$600 per month, you will also need to pay a security deposit of CA$600 upon arrival.

North Vancouver Apartments:

  • Free High speed Internet connection
  • Cable TV with DVD Player
  • Fridge, Stove, Microwave
  • Dishes, pots & pans, all utensils
  • Bedding, linens, towels 
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking
  • Utilities including hydro, heat and hot water

Cypress accommodation 

Certification overview 

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Our ski and snowboard internships and training courses at Cypress Ski Resort allow you to obtain a globally recognised qualification with either the CSIA (Ski) or CASI (Snowboard).

Both the CISA and CASI are internationally recognised snowsports instruction associations and are the governing bodies for ski/snowboard instructor qualifications in Canada. CASI and CSIA qualifications are highly regarded in the industry and a qualification with the Canadian system will build your technical understanding and allow you to effectively instruct skiing or snowboarding.

 

EA Program Managers

EA Ski & Snowboard want you to have the best winter possible at Cypress Mountain. This means that we have someone on the ground, who is easily contacted and there to offer advice and support at all times. Not only are they familiar with Cypress itself, but they also work for the ski school and will be a familiar face to make your gap year and first winter that much easier.


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WHERE CAN YOU GO IN CANADA?

Click the resort names or dots to learn more about each resort

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Big White
Castle Mountain
Cypress Mountain
Lake Louise
Nakiska Ski Area
Mt Norquay
Revelstoke

Big White

Known worldwide for its light, dry, champagne powder, Big White offers the choice of 118 runs across 3052 ha of spectacular terrain. If you're looking for a good time this winter, join EA Ski & Snowboard at Big White.

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Castle Mountain

Tucked in the southwest corner of Alberta, Canada is Castle Mountain Ski Resort. Known for its dry powder and challenging terrain, Castle Mountain was created by skiers, for skiers.

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Cypress Mountain

Cypress Mountain is located only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver and offers the most vertical drop, terrain, lifts and best snow conditions on the highest skiing and riding peak of Vancouver's North Shore Mountains.

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Lake Louise

With pristine views and varied terrain, Lake Louise Ski Resort offers skiers and snowboarders an authentic Canadian winter experience.

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Nakiska Ski Area

Welcome to Nakiska Ski Area. Purpose-built for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, Nakiska has a low key local vibe perfect for anyone looking for an authentic winter experience.

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Mt Norquay

Mt Norquay Ski Resort is the best-kept secret of the Canadian Rockies. Located close to Banff, Mt Norquay offers outstanding conditions for skiers and riders of all levels.

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Revelstoke

Fast becoming the biggest and best ski resort in Canada, Revelstoke is a powder paradise. If you're looking for big snowfall, big vertical and big terrain, look no further than Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

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