Whistler’s 40-kilometre Valley Trail network is one of the resort community’s signature assets, offering a great alternative to travel by car all year round.
Located entirely within municipal boundaries and managed by the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), this wide asphalt paved network links key destinations to the Village and Upper Village, Creekside, other commercial centres, major parks, schools and neighbourhoods.
Using the Valley Trail
Always keep to the right, share the trail, leashand clean up after your dogs. Learn more about dogs in Whistler. Please note that motorized uses are prohibited.
Snow is cleared from the Valley Trail, with the exception of sections groomed for multi-use activities including cross country skiing. The trail portion from the high school to Emerald is closed November to April. New for 2017 is the new Nesters Crossing section of the Valley Trail which includes the new underpass. This new section offeres for the first time a snow-cleared route on the Valley Trail from Rainbow Neighbourhood to the Village.
Whistler Village and the elementary school routes are the highest priority for snow clearing. Often, depending on the snow event, resources may be allocated to other areas and it may take crews longer to clear some sections of the trail.
- Green indicates daily snow clearing.
- Orange indicates an unmaintained Trail with infrequent service.
- Black dots indicate the trails groomed for cross country skiing.
The Valley Trail is groomed for multi-use activities in the following sections:
- Rainbow Park to Meadow Park Sports Centre
- From Fitzsimmons Trail to PassivHaus
- Riverside Campground dyke at Mons Road along Green Lake at Nicklaus North to Alpine Way
The Valley Trail is winter maintained as resources permit in the following sections:
- Loop at Bayly Park
- Snowflake Park from Bishop Way to Palmer Drive
- Kirkpatrick Way at the Spruce Grove Park entrance heading northeast to Mons Road
Cross Country Skiing
In the winter, a 3.8 km portion of the Valley Trail from Meadow Park Sports Centre to Rainbow Park is groomed to enable free cross country skiing. Additional sections of the Valley Trail groomed for multi-use include the section of trail from Fitzsimmons Trail to PassivHaus and from the Riverside Campground dyke at Mons Road along Green Lake at Nicklaus North to Alpine Way. Dogs are permitted but must be on a leash on the Valley Trail.
Connection complete: Nesters Crossing Valley Trail Underpass
The Nesters Crossing Underpass was completed in 2016 and is a major milestone for Whistler’s celebrated Valley Trail system, connecting the north end of the resort community to Whistler Village.
The connection was spearheaded and funded by the developers of the Nesters Crossing Industrial Area, with a significant contribution coming from the Resort Municipality of Whistler through provincial Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) funding.
The underpass runs under the CN rail line at Nesters Crossing. The trail and underpass are illuminated at night and snow-cleared in the winter for year-round access.
Valley Trail Improvements in 2017
- New section of valley trail along the front of Meadow Park Sports Centre
- Improving the section along Parkwood Drive in Alpine Meadows to connect to Rainbow Subdivision
- Resurfacing sections from Whistler Golf Course to Alta Vista
Sea to Sky Trail and Trans Canada Trail connections
Funding for the Valley Trail Network is provided in part by the Province of British Columbia's Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI).