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Cypress Team Spotlight

Igor Gayanov ~ Snow Making Supervisor

Started at Cypress Mountain in October 2016.

Igor is from Almaty, Kazakhstan and his love for winter sports started at 12 years old.

Igor’s job at Cypress is magic!… “We turn water into perfectly shaped ice crystals so people can enjoy skiing and riding up here. When it’s time to shut down, and the magic is over, we have to go and drain the hoses… lots and lots of hoses…”

Favourite Cypress Run: 3 Bears

Fun Facts About Igor

What did you want to be when you grow up?
A Ski Coach.

Favourite holiday and why?
Thailand with my wife in 2013, it was a life changing get away!

What was your first job?
Ski Patrol at Shymbulak Ski Resort
in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Last book/blog you read?
Captain Underpants (with my son).

Favourite Cypress memory?
I got to see a sunrise from top of Sky Chair
last winter. Spectacular view! 

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I would definitely stay here on North Shore!

What two radio stations do you listen to most in the car?
94.5 and 103.1

Proudest accomplishment?
Surviving the Christmas Holidays at Cypress when I worked 14 days straight.

Favourite Family Vacation? 
Our trip to Europe where we rented a car and drove through 6 countries in 10 days.

Who is your hero?
My wife… She is a superhero everyday with no days off.