Cross Country Skiing and Snow Shoeing
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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.
- Beginner – Lost Lake Loop (4 km), Snowshoe Trails (10 km), Nicklaus North Golf Course (4 km)
- Intermediate – Lost Lake Trails (8 km)
- Intermediate/Advanced – Chateau Golf Course (8 km)
Early bird season passes went on sale October 5. Purchase your pass by November 20 and save! Lost Lake and Ski Callaghan Dual Area Passes are also now available.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler has partnered with the Whistler Nordics Ski Club to offer free tours of the Lost Lake Trails on Monday and Thursday evenings. Meet a Whistler Nordics Club representative at the Lost Lake Passivhaus on Mondays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. for some cross country ski tips. Monday nights are Community Nights with 50 per cent off the night ticket rate. Rentals are available on site.
Lost Lake PassivHaus
Operated by Cross Country Connections, the Lost Lake PassivHaus is located at the trailhead of Lost Lake Park. The day lodge is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes:
- A café offering coffees, smoothies, cookies, wraps, gelato and more.
- Accessible washrooms.
- Cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals and lessons [link to above section].
- Seating and a meeting space, which can be booked for events
- Offices for the Whistler Nordics and Whistler Offroad Cycling Association (WORCA).
A Passive House is a building that uses up to 90 per cent less energy than a traditionally build house without active heating or cooling systems. During the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter games, the building was the Austria Haus – home to the Austrian Olympic Committee and Austrian Public Broadcasting. After the 2010 Games, the RMOW completed site and servicing work, and the building was transferred to the RMOW and renamed Lost Lake PassivHaus.
The Lost Lake cross country ski and snowshoe trails are not open to walkers or dogs. Skiers with dogs are welcome on the groomed Valley Trail from Meadow Park to Rainbow Park and the Green Lake multi-use trail as long as they abide by the RMOW’s dog regulations.
Cross Country Skiing on the Valley Trail
The Valley Trail from Meadow Park to Rainbow Park is also groomed and trackset for cross country skiing in the winter. Dog owners are welcome to ski, snowshoe or walk the trail. There is no trail fee and the trails are groomed approximately every 3 days.
604-935-PLAY(7529) for daily trail updates and conditions
Cross Country Connection