Vancouverites are lucky to have 3 'local' mountains that are developed for recreation: Seymour, Grouse and Cypress. If you were following the 2010 Olympics, then you would have seen Cypress for the snowboarding, moguls and freestyle skiing events. There are many more undeveloped peaks, but these three offer alpine skiing, snowshoeing and two of them have commercial tubing operations and cross country ski trails.
Over the holidays I headed up to a favourite trail on Mt. Seymour to take in this glorious view.
This is looking north west, across the north shore to the other mountains, Grouse and Cypress.
This is our city. I heart Vancouver. The green 'island' in the middle is Stanley Park, linked to the north shore by the Lions Gate Bridge. I hope the crews on all of those tankers got someone to cook them a turkey dinner!
This is the wonderland component.
My smiley mug. What can I say...I'm not much of a hat girl.
I have yet to ski, but hopefully I'll get up onto the runs soon - the weatherman is expecting snow this week (which means anything could happen)! Fingers crossed for the white stuff!