Cypress staff stood at the front of the parking lot and informed visitors that only Easy Rider Chair would remain open and that all other lifts would reopen subject to winds dying down. "Typically they shut the lifts down if the winds are between 40-60km," says long-time Cypress supporter, Jay Crooks. "With the way the wind has been blowing around here lately, I am glad they are shutting down. Better safe than sorry." The entire Lower Mainland is still cleaning up from winds nearing 120km per hour that roared through the region two weeks ago.