Lost Lake Cross-Country and Ski Callaghan preparing for the winter season
September 25, 2012: Whistler, BC – With the air getting cooler and possibility of fresh snow on the mountains, municipal crews are busy preparing for the 2012- 2013 cross-country skiing and snowshoeing season. Early bird passes are available for purchase from October 5 until November 22 at the Meadow Park Sports Centre.
Recently confirmed, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and Ski Callaghan have come together to introduce a dual-area pass for the 2012/13 season, combining over 125 kilometres of trails with a range of beginner to intermediate tracks on a spectacular variety of terrain.
Ski Callaghan is the union of Whistler Olympic Park (WOP) and Callaghan Country Wilderness Adventures (CCWA). This unique blending of the world’s most modern, high performance Nordic ski training facilities and one of Canada’s most spectacular wilderness snowshoeing and ski touring venues offers winter recreationists the complete Nordic experience.
“The Lost Lake cross-country ski trails are world class and we are pleased to offer early bird rates as well as a combined season pass, which will enable skiers and anyone else considering getting into Nordic sports this season to experience all of Whistler’s Nordic ski areas,” said Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden. “We look forward to another successful winter season on the trails.”
With approximately 25 kilometres of groomed and track set ski trails and 10 kilometres of snowshoe trails, the RMOW’s Lost Lake cross-country ski and snowshoe trails offer incredible views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Maintained by the RMOW, Nordic skiers and snowshoers have access to excellent groomed and track set trails through Lost Lake Park and the Chateau Whistler Golf Course.
The Lost Lake cross-country ski and snowshoe trails operate on a user fee system and are not open to walkers or dogs during the winter season. Dog owners are reminded that they are responsible for knowing and abiding by the municipality's dog regulations. Skiers with dogs are welcome on the groomed Valley Trail from Meadow Park to Rainbow Park and on the multi-use trail at Green Lake.
The RMOW will continue to run the Lost Lake PassivHaus as a day lodge facility with washrooms, a new convenient kitchenette for visitors to prepare their own snacks, along with seating for park users. Lost Lake PassivHaus also offers equipment rentals and a café, both operated by Cross Country Connection.
The Lost Lake Warming Hut will once again be open for skiers and snowshoers on other side of the trail network. This facility, located just above the beach at Lost Lake Park, offers shelter for park users, complete with a cozy electric fireplace.
For updates, pass options, pricing, and information throughout the season, visit www.whistler.ca/xcountry .
Passes can be purchased from any of the partners:
- RMOW: Starting October 5 at Meadow Park Sports Centre, open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by phone at 604-935-PLAY
- Whistler Sport Legacies and Callaghan Country: www.skicallaghan.com or by phone at 604-964-0060