If you are only able to visit local Vancouver mountains, then Cypress is your best choice. If not, I would recommend venturing further to some of the bigger mountains with better snow. The views are fantastic on a clear day though - especially from sky chair which only intermediates can visit.
On a good day Cypress can be great. There is enough terrain that everyone can spread out over the mountain and find some good tracks.
More often than not, snow conditions are variable which leads to an extremely high concentration of skiers/boarders on the 2 primary green runs (Collins and Panorama). The freeze/thaw conditions and heavy snow very often leads to icy conditions. The runs are like destruction derby - people are going everywhere and at speeds much higher than safe. There is no safe spot to be on these runs when they are busy - safety officers are rarely seen. Especially on night sessions when the lights are extremely poor.
The chairlifts like sky chair are very old and could do with an upgrade - watch out for the metal bar in the middle which is not common on lifts all around the world.
The bus up to cypress is helpful, but mid-week schedules are not regular so you need to time your visit well. It is very strange that there is not a public bus running from downtown - it seems very unpractical to travel to Lonsdale rather than catch a bus in the CBD near a sky train station.
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