Cypress Mountain Seating Chart and Event Tickets
Events at Cypress Mountain
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With spectacular views of the city of Vancouver and its harbour, the freestyle and snowboard competition sites are located in Cypress Provincial Park within the District of West Vancouver. This breathtaking mountain range has two temporary stadiums, each with a capacity to hold 12,000 loyal fans cheering for their countries finest winter athletes. It is served by an excellent highway and has ample parking to compliment those driving to the event. Cypress Mountain is one of the most popular skiing areas in all of British Columbia, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The 2010 Winter Games upgrades will enhance the Cypress experience for recreational and competitive users.
Cypress Mountain will be hosting three different types of skiing events and three different types of snowboarding events. The three freestyle skiing events are the Moguls, the Aerials, and the Ski Cross. The Moguls competition consists of a run down a heavily moguled course with two jumps. The Olympic format is a one-run elimination round followed by a one-run final of 16 - 20 women and 16 - 20 men. In the finals, competitors ski in the reverse order of their finish in the qualification round. The skier with the highest score in the final round wins. The Olympic aerial format consists of a two-jump qualification followed by a two-jump final. The combined scores from the two jumps in the qualification round determine who qualifies for the finals, with 12 men and 12 women advancing to the finals. Scores from the qualification round do not carry over to the finals. Ski cross athletes race down a steep, tight, winding course filled with jumps, rollers, berms and tabletops fashioned out of artificial and natural features. Now imagine you’re pitted against 3 other skiers in a mass start, elbow-to-elbow, and the object is to cross the finish line first.
The three snowboard events are the Halfpipe, the Parallel Giant Slalom, and the Snowboard Cross. The halfpipe competition takes place in a half-cylinder-shaped course dug deep into the hill. Using speed gained on the slope, snowboarders come up over the rim of the pipe and perform acrobatic aerial tricks. The object of the halfpipe is to perform difficult tricks with perfect form. Parallel Giant Slalom features head-to-head matches on the mountain. After the qualification round, a 16-person tournament is established and competitors battle it out on two side-by-side courses until there is a winner. The Snowboard Cross consists of a challenging route including jumps and obstacles conveying a “Formula One” atmosphere. The heats consist of four riders who start at the same time, whereby the best two in the finish proceed to the next round. Snowboard cross is one of the fastest and most exciting events that snowboarding has to offer.
You don’t want to miss this once in a life time opportunity on such a magnificent piece of land with spectacular views that you can only get to experience in Vancouver. Don’t wait long to get your 2010 Winter Game tickets or your Cypress Mountain ticket, because they will sell fast due to the prestige of the event and the spectacle of a venue. Order your 2010 Winter Game tickets here at Gotickets.com. We specialize in having tickets for every event for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, even the sold out events!