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Grouse and Cypress Mountains open in time for Remembrance Day weekend

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From April: It's the end of the ski season at Cypress Mountain and Mount Seymour despite record amounts of snow on the hills. Catherine Urquhart reports.

Grouse Mountain and Cypress Mountain are kicking off their ski and snowboard seasons early.

Both hills will open on Friday just in time for the Remembrance Day long weekend.

Cypress will open after receiving 30 centimetres of snow on Nov. 1.

Grouse will be opening “limited terrain” on Friday, according to its website.

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It’s one of the earliest opening days for the North Shore mountains in the past 30 years.

For Cypress, it’s the third-earliest opening in its 33-year history. It’s the earliest opening date for Grouse in almost 40 years.

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Both credit the weather and snow-making for the early openings.

Mt. Seymour is still waiting for more snow and Whistler-Blackcomb is set to open on Nov. 23.