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Cypress Hills ski area, Canada

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Cypress Hills Interprovincial park is the first park that spans the borders or two provinces. This park sits about 600 meters (1,970 ft) above the Great Plains between Alberta and Saskatchewan. The Cypress Hills are the highest point between the Rocky Mountains and Labrador.

There are many ways to enjoy the beauty of this provincial park: Camping, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, biking, canoeing, day trips to surrounding areas, mountain biking, etc.

Although most of these activities are free, there may be dangers hidden in this area that we need to be aware of. The weather up in the higher elevations are a few degrees lower than the surrounding areas. With every 100 meter increase in altitude, the temperature will drop by 5˚C. As the air cools, snow forms.

On the other hand, the warm dry air of the Chinook wind may raise the temperature for over 30 degrees in just one climb. It is best to be aware of these swift temperature changes before setting out on cross-country skiing or any other sport in the Cypress Hills Ski Area.


 
 
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