i live in downtown vancouver and I cant get from my place to the top of cypress in under 25 min. In addition to that if you buy a seasons pass now for next year its only $399 (excludes weekends but i never go on weekends). Its so close easy and cheap I substitute working out at the gym in the winter to going for quick and hard 2 hour rides as cypress...been up almost 40 times this year.
All around its my personal favorite.
Where is a good place to live in downtown and still be affordable?