The Cross-Country Area
With a trail network amounting to an impressive 250 kilometers (155 miles), cross-country skiers of all abilities and preferences will find what they're looking for in Whistler. Whether it's classic cross-country, nighttime-skiing, biathlon or snowshoeing, Whistler offers a variety of different sports and activities. Its unique combination of natural wilderness and high-class trails is the reason the resort has become so massively popular over the years.
Lost Lake Park
The 30-kilometer (19-mile) long trail network offers the opportunity for cross-country skiing while enjoying some wonderful views of the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. Fans of snowshoeing will certainly enjoy the 13-kilometer (8-mile) hiking trail network Lost Lake Park has to offer. For those who can't get enough of cross-country skiing, a lighted trail is available. Here, guests can ski along the four-kilometer (2.4-mile) trail during nighttime.
Whistler Olympic Park
Today, the former venue of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics is open to guests of all ages and abilities. Its trail network is 90 kilometers (56 miles) long and can be skated or skied on classically. Around a third of the trails are even suited for dogs. Another snowshoeing trail network is available here, amounting to 40 kilometers (25 miles). Those looking for something a little different will enjoy the biathlon range or the opportunity for backcountry-skiing. A toboggan hill, several restaurants, a ski rental shop and ski school complete the Olympic experience.
Callaghan Country offers its guests traditional ski centre culture. The trail network of 130 kilometers (81 miles) is designed for classical and skating techniques and suitable for beginners and very advanced cross-country skiers alike. Additionally, snowshoeing and backcountry-skiing are possible here. Those who get tired can rest at bonfires along the trails or seek shelter in one of the backcountry lodges.
- Offering 155.34 miles cross-country trails, Whistler is the largest cross-Country skiing area in Canada.
- The highest point of the track is 2231 ft above sea level.
- Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 0 " at summit elevation and 0 " at the base.
Via shuttle bus:
Shuttle buses travel from Vancouver to Whistler and back multiple times per day, starting at the airport and in the city center.
Vancouver is about 120 kilometers (75 miles) away from Whistler. Take the highway 99-N to Squamish/Whistler and keep going until Whistler village.