X-Country Ski Whistler – Guide for All Levels
Want to experience world-class cross-country skiing? Head to Whistler, expect to be amazed!
Whistler is a cross country skiing paradise where pristine mountain wilderness meets Olympic-rate trails. Over 160 kms of trails for all ability levels and styles means plenty of variety for extended ski vacations. Bring your own skis or hop on a pair of rentals and get that heart pumping as you experience the wonders of Lost Lake, Whistler Olympic Park and the Whistler Valley Trail.
Nordic Skiing at Whistler Olympic Park
With access to almost 90km of trails groomed for both classic and skate skiing — 30km of which are dog friendly — there’s no shortage of cross-country exploration at Whistler Olympic Park. Whatever your ability, scenic and legendary trails accommodate all levels of ambitions and enthusiasm. Get your endorphins going well into the evening (night skiing offered Wednesdays mid-winter). Rent equipment on site and take a lesson in classic or skate skiing at a world class facility.
On Wednesdays until the end of February, the Park will be open until 9:00 pm,and trail tickets are only $5!
‘Fat Tire’ biking is now possible at Whistler Olympic Park!
During all normal operating hours, fat tire bikes are permitted on designated trails throughout Whistler Olympic Park, assessed on a daily basis. Check with the Guest Services team for the trails open for the day, as they may differ depending on weather, snow conditions and user compatibility. Access to Fat Tire Biking requires a valid season pass or a cross country day ticket.
Daily Whistler Village Shuttle Bus to WOP
It operates daily between December 19, 2015 and April 3, 2016, Whistler pick-up is at 9:45am at the Gondola Transit Exchange loop (10:00am in Creekside/in front of Legends hotel), it leaves Whistler Olympic Park at 2:30pm to return to Whistler Village.
Lost Lake Cross Country and Snowshoe Trails
Lost Lake offers 25 km of cross country trails and 15 km of snowshoe and Nordic hiking trails with incredible views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. The cross country trails are groomed daily for classic and skate techniques, with four kilometres lit for night skiing.
The cross country ski season typically runs mid-December to the end of March, depending on weather. Operating hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with alternative hours on holidays.
Lost Lake Park is located a short walk from the Village, Day Lot 4 and 5 and can be accessed with the free Village Shuttle at the Day Lot 4 drop off.
604-935-PLAY(7529) for daily trail updates and conditions
Cross Country Skiing on the Valley Trail
Update December 15, 2015
The Valley Trail from Meadow Park to Rainbow Park is groomed and trackset for cross country skiing this winter.
Dog owners are welcome to ski, snowshoe or walk the trail. There is no trail fee and the trails are groomed approximately every three days.
North America’s most unique and diverse Nordic Center. Located close to Whistler BC, Ski Callaghan is your perfect cross country skiing get-away. With over 130km to explore by ski or snowshoe, a new snowy adventure awaits every time you visit!
Ski Callaghan offers many activities the entire family can enjoy, including many dog friendly trails, groomed trails for skate skiing and classic XC skiing, wilderness trails for backcountry ski touring access, and beginner to advanced trails for snowshoeing.