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6000 Cypress Bowl Rd. West Vancouver, BC V0N 1G0

Lions Express Chair Update – Feb 27, 2018

Update: Feb 27, 2018 

Cypress Mountain is excited to announce that Lions Express will reopen at 2pm TODAY. 

With 20cm of fresh snow in the past 24 hours this is going to be and EPIC Powder Day!  Make your plans now to come up tonight!

Over the past 3 days our Lift Maintenance team worked around the clock to repair the mechanical fault.  Our lift maintenance team have completed their safety checks and they are finishing off preparations for opening the lift.

Thanks to our amazing Lift Maintenance team for their hard work and speedy repair!

Thanks for your patience regarding this matter.


Update: Feb 26, 2018 @ 5:30pm

Our Lift Maintenance team has been working around the clock on Lions Express Chair in order to repair the mechanical fault.  We have made excellent process over the past few days including fast tracking a delivery from Salt Lake City, Utah – a new 3000 lbs “Final Drive” for the gear box .  We are currently in the process of hoisting the Final Drive into place and attaching it to the Bullwheel.  Once this has been completed, we will start putting the lift station back together and go through the necessary safety checks to reopen the chair.   

We are very hopeful for a Wednesday morning reopening, but we will confirm our reopening timing tomorrow at 1pm based off our progress overnight.  

Lions Express Chair Update – February 24, 2018 @ 1:20pm 

At approximately 5pm yesterday the Lions Express Chair experienced a mechanical issue within the gear box. Our maintenance team have now identified the issue as a drive failure. In order to ensure safe operations, the Lions Express Chair will be immediately repaired. Our maintenance team is working 24/7 to get Lions Express Chair back up and running as soon as possible.

At the moment, we are unable to put a timeframe in place as to when the repair will be completed, but Lions Express and Sky Chair, which is accessed by Lions Express Chair, will be on stand-by until Tuesday at a minimum. Please be reassured that we are doing everything we can to get Lions Express Chair open as safely and as quickly as possible.

All other lifts will be in operation: 
  • 9:00am to 10:00pm Eagle Express
  • 9:00am to 10:00pm Easy Rider
  • 9:00am to 10:00pm Midway
  • 9:00am to 5:30pm Raven Ridge

All Lift Tickets will be 25% off and all pre-purchased lift tickets can be transferred to another day this season free of charge by contacting Guest Relations via email

We appreciate your understanding and apologize for the inconvenience.