Scroll down for the giveaway! Yesterday Allan and I made it up to Cypress Mountain for our very first day of the 2011/2012 ski and snowboard season! In the SECOND week of November! Crazy! Yes indeed, Cypress Mountain was the first ski resort to open in British Columbia and one of the first in North America!

Although the runs and chairlifts were limited, it was amazing to get our first turns in for the season. And with all the fresh snow on top of lots of snowmaking, it made for a fantastic first day. Lots of fun! Cypress also had some boxes and jumps set up on the side of the runs for some freestyle riding. Can you believe the mountain has opened already! Get your legs ready!

And because we had such a fantastic day on the mountain, thanks to Cypress Mountain we are giving away TWO full-day alpine ski passes!

It's snowing! @cypressmtn First turns of the season!


What you’re playing for: Two full-day alpine lift tickets to Cypress Mountain
How to enter: Leave a comment on this blog post!
When to enter by: All comments must be posted by this Sunday, November 13 (my birthday!) by 11:00 PM PST
The small print: I use a random number generator to draw the winner with a witness. I will post the winner in the comment of this blog post and in a Twitter update on Sunday evening. The winner must claim the prize by posting a comment or by tweeting back within 48 hours of Sunday or another winner will be drawn. Tickets can be picked up at the Cypress Guest Relations office.

Bonus Entry via Twitter…. just tweet this: “I entered to win 2 FULL-day lift tickets to @cypressmtn for #skiing / #snowboarding thx to @VancityAllie www.VancityAllie.com RT to enter!”

First chairlift of the season! @cypressmtn

Good luck! And enjoy your skiing and snowboarding out there! :)

I entered to win 2 FULL-day lift tickets to @cypressmtn for #skiing / #snowboarding thx to @VancityAllie www.VancityAllie.com RT to enter!

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  1. Katy Says:

    I don’t have time to go until next Sunday. This wait is killing me!

    I tweeted your entry too. ;)

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  2. Peter Says:

    This is great – Cypress Team the best and I will be the winner! :)

  3. dace Says:

    Hey, this sounds nice! :)
    Shared with friends! ;)

  4. Jen Says:

    So excited a place so close is open sooooo early!

  5. Rob Says:

    Haven’t skiied a local in years, would love to get up to Cypress!

  6. Rachel Says:

    You are so lucky the mountain opened already! I can’t wait to hit the slopes!!!

    Rachel recently posted.. My Winter To-Do List

  7. Ruth Says:

    Happy birthday! Thanks for the snow photos, stoking the fires of snow frenzy…

  8. Craig Burton Says:

    Whoo hoo. I was up on opening day too. Killed myself on the box at the park. Bring it on. Craig,

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  9. David Hayes Says:

    Can’t wait for Winter!

  10. Erin Says:

    Looks great, can’t wait to get onto the mountain!

  11. Michelle Says:

    so glad you’re blogging again!! and count me in for those lift passes. tried to get up yesterday and take advantage of opening day, but didn’t make it. hopefully on friday! stoked.

  12. Lisa Says:

    Looks like fun! Can’t wait :)

  13. Raphael Says:

    Great idea!! Would love to get those tickets to take my 4 year-old skiing up there! ;-)

  14. Raphael Says:

    Oh! and happy early birthsday! ;-)

  15. Tawcan Says:

    Pick me pick me! Happy bday Allie!

  16. Matt Says:

    Heck yes! I want some free Cypress passes! Sweet blog, by the way… and happy early birthday!

  17. Liene Says:

    Love Cypress mountain :) Sounds fun!!!

  18. bucks14 Says:

    Awesome prize

  19. James B Says:

    Looks great up there! I’ve got my fingers crossed.

  20. Sarah Says:

    PICK ME!

  21. Lachlan Says:

    I’ve been wanting to make the trip up from Australia so this would be the perfect motivation. So jealous of the snow you guys get.

  22. Shannon Says:

    Oh this would be so amazing!!!! Didn’t get out at all last year for fear of a broken bone prior to my bestfriend’s wedding!!! We are both so excited for this season!! Bring on the SNOW!!!!

  23. Willow Says:

    I have to go!!

  24. El Camino Says:


  25. Ben Says:

    I got to go yesterday on the first day!!! it was amazing.. slushy… but totally amazing!!! I had to skip classes to go too =P happy birthday!

  26. Jonathan Says:

    HIHIHI! :)

  27. Michelle Mackintosh Says:

    Would you believe I’ve never been to Cypress despite living in Vancouver all my life and working at Grouse Mountain for 12 years. Shameful I know. I’d love to go when I visit the city this winter!

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  28. Lynn Says:


  29. Melissa Marie Says:

    Eep! I’m so, so, so excited!

  30. Jason Says:

    Oh yeah, we’re hoping to get up Friday but this warm weather is frustrating!

  31. Wyn Says:

    Must go on Sat!

  32. Randi Says:

    I really hope I win I love love love cypress, and hope I win so I can ride on my b day yaay

  33. Nik Says:

    Sooo hyped for snowboarding!

  34. Simon Says:

    Looking forward to this season! Can’t wait to take up my 4 year old!

  35. NIcole Says:

    I would love to win this prize pack! two days on the mountain would be a great kick off to the winter season.

  36. Hailley Says:

    Wicked Prize!

  37. flagrantfoul Says:

    i want to winnnn! :)

  38. nammerik Says:

    Can’t wait to hit up the slopes!

  39. liv Says:

    woohoo let me win and we can go up together

  40. Nic Says:

    So sad that I missed Opening Day but I can’t wait for the weekend!

  41. Raivo Says:

    I want ticket, please, please :)

  42. Raia Says:

    So glad you’re blogging again..and congrats on the wedding!

  43. Lisa Says:

    Happy early birthday! I wanna go snowboarding!! :P

  44. Nicole Says:

    Two day lift passes?!?? Please oh please. This girl needs a day (or two) on a mountain!!

  45. Vanessa Says:

    Oh man! I would love this prize!

  46. Heili Says:

    Happy Birthday!

  47. Dan Says:

    Awesome, thanks for another swell contest!
    And Happy Birthday!

  48. Tricia Says:

    Cypress is already open! Weeeeeeee! Ps. have a happy birthday :)

  49. samantha brodehl Says:

    retwitted =] yayy!

  50. Vania Says:

    allie, your Love for life and snowboarding is contagious. like to see that you and allan share in all of life’s adventures :)

    Vania recently posted.. For the Love of LIFE, slow down.

  51. Lauren Says:

    Sweet giveaway!
    So stoked for the snowboarding season this year :)

    I tweeted too!

  52. Juliano Says:

    Wow theres so much snow already! Looks awesome!

  53. Karin Says:

    cypress i open already? wow! i can’t wait to hit the slopes. I switched from skiing to boarding 2 years ago and i absolutely love it!

    i did the tweet post too :)

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  54. Alex Says:

    I’m itchin to get back on my snowboard, but even more so to see if this wind storm has generated any waves around the lower mainland.

  55. Lucia Says:

    Awesome contest! I’m dying to be on the mountain right now!!! Don’t have the time, so I’m making do with constant youtube stream of cypress/whistler snowboarding videos for now! Thx for the photos & videos. They definitely help ;P!

  56. Maggie Says:

    Ahh yes please, my boyfriend and I would LOVE this! And happy early birthday to you :)

  57. Kevin Says:

    ME ME ME!

  58. stephanie Says:

    Thank you for the chance to win there tickets my kids will go crazy if we get them.

  59. David L Says:

    *fingers crossed* c’mon…i’m ready to go! just waxed my board today!!!

  60. K604 Says:

    Fingers crossed!!!

  61. Colin Says:

    Can’t wait! It’s going to be an epic year!

  62. Sarah Ng Says:

    Soooo excited for the mountains to open up for the winter!!! Bring it!!!!

  63. Gail F-S Says:

    Hey Allie – happy birthday, glad I keep tuned to this every once in a while. Would love a day at cypress!! hope the snow stays great, maybe see you in the powder later this year!

  64. alex Says:

    Err, it’s my birthday too (Happy Birthday Allie). Long live the random number generator :P

  65. Web Design Dave Says:

    Happy Birthday Allie!!! Hope the waves were killer. Common lucky number 65!

  66. Matthew Says:

    Glad to see you made it up there. So tempted, but so sick.

  67. Judy Says:

    I can’t believe it is looking like full on winter up there. We were up a couple of weeks ago and found a patch of snow under the lift line. Here’s to an awesome season!

  68. Jess Says:

    Sounds like you had great birthday !! Hope the body is holding up ! Xoxo

  69. Alan Says:

    I would love to win this! Count me in! :)

  70. Troy Says:

    I can not wait to ride!

  71. olivia Says:

    Can’t wait to get up there keep checking the website for the latest snow depth!

  72. Vancity Allie Says:

    Congratulations to the winner, #36 Hailley! This winner was drawn by random number generator for all blog comments and extra Twitter entries via spreadsheet. Hailley, please leave a blog comment to claim your prize within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn!

  73. Hailley Says:

    I can’t believe i won!! I think i should buy a lottery ticket while I’m at it! Lol! THANK YOU! I can’t wait to hit the slopes!!! =)))

  74. Vancity Allie Says:

    Thanks for claiming the tickets, Hailley! I also saw your tweet on Twitter to claim them.

    I will e-mail you instructions on how to pick them up at the mountain with photo ID.

    Thanks to everyone for participating! Stay tuned for more contests this year.

  75. Marcella Garner Says:

    I’m so, so, so excited! Would you believe I’ve never been to Cypress despite living in Vancouver all my life and working at Grouse Mountain for 12 years. HIHIHI! I would love this prize!

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