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2010 Winter Olympic hosts and access to Vancouver nightlife.

Cypress is one of the few resorts in the world where you can combine top skiing/riding with the luxuries of city living with quick access to Canada’s most vibrant and friendly Big City. On a day off you can climb out of bed after a night in downtown Vancouver, then be shredding after a 30 minute bus ride! There is also night skiing with most runs open runs until 10pm every night.

Cypress was host to the 2010 Winter Olympics and Canada’s first gold medal on home soil. Over the past few years there has been huge investment in Lodges and services for Cypress Mountain which is now set up with world class Olympic runs and facilities.

EA and Cypress Ski & Snowboard School are stoked to provide a unique opportunity for you to become an instructor at this World Class Ski Resort. Cypress may average 35 feet of pow in a season but it’s location right beside Vancouver also provides stunning views overlooking Vancouver Bay and all the islands out to sea.

Where Doing Course Start End Price
Internship Ultimate
Cypress Ski Internship Ultimate 23 Nov 17 Apr 2019 USD $7475 Enquire
Cypress Snowboard Internship Ultimate 23 Nov 17 Apr 2019 USD $8475 Enquire

Check out what's included:

Quick Stats:

  • 8 lifts – including Lions Express and Eagle Express High Speed Quad Chair
  • Average annual snowfall of over 35 feet!
  • 600 acres (240 hectares) of unbelievable terrain killer corduroy, sweet tree runs and a massive terrain park
  • 53 trails – Including 35% Intermediate, 46% Black, and 8% freestyle terrain
  • And the largest Night Skiing and Riding Operation in Western Canada

Cypessr piste map


On an EA internship at Cypress accommodation is based in apartments in North Vancouver. Close to shops, cafes, and the Cypress bus stop it is a cool place to be based for a season. 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


New instructors at Cypress typically start working in the kids ski school. This generally also provides more regular lessons. Cypress is located a short 25 minute drive from North Vancouver.

Although you could spend more than a year exploring the inns and outs of Vancouver EA will make sure you are dialed in with local scene and quickly become familiar with popular hot spots. People often ask how much it costs to buy food and drink so here’s our shopping list run down:

  • $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 CA$8
  • pasta dinner for two from food market $4.50 each.

Cypress Resort is renowned for fantastic internal training. After your level one and initial period of work over the holidays you can expect additional training opportunities to work towards your level two, or dual discipline. 


Not many people can say that they love nothing more than going to “the office” on their days off, but that’s the reality for a ski instructor!! Moana Meyer had an awesome time at Cypress Mountain as an EA Intern. Check out more from Moana here.

EA interns Josh and Gerry on Sky Chair 200

“Needless to say, teaching is an absolute blast! Children and adults, Vancouverites and visitors, girls and boys, we get the chance to teach them all and see the specific differences in how to teach them all.”

Craig5 200

Check out Craig’s update from Cypress on what its really like to instruct on the mountain for a season. Click here for more.