When the snow falls Lost Lake is transformed into a mecca of winter trails, with 25 kilometres for cross country skiing exploration and 15 kilometres for snowshoeing adventures. Whether you're just beginning or are a veteran to the sport, there is a trail for you.
Lost Lake Cross Country is Open!
Lost Lake is located only five minutes' walk from the Village or from Day Lot 4 and 5. It can also be accessed with the free Village Shuttle at the Day Lot 4 drop off.
The cross country trails are groomed daily for classic and skate techniques, with four kilometres lit for night skiing.
Read the latest Grooming And Conditions Report.
Hours & Dates Of Operation
- Opening Date 2016/17 Season: December 14th, 2016
- Closing Date 2016/17 Season: March 26th, 2017*
- Daily Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
* Please note all dates, hours and trail availability are snow and weather dependent and subject to change
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 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and includes:
- A café offering coffees, smoothies, cookies, wraps, gelato and more.
- Accessible washrooms.
- Cross country ski and snowshoe rentals and lessons.
- Seating and a social 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.
Dogs are prohibited in Lost Lake Park during winter nordic operations, but are permitted in on the multi-use trails during the winter months. RMOW’s dog regulations apply.
Cross Country Skiing on the Valley Trail
Approximately eight kilometres of the Valley Trail from Rainbow Park to Meadow Park and Whistler Secondary School to Green Lake are groomed for cross country skiing, snowshoeing and dogs on leash are also permitted. There is no trail fee and the trails are groomed approximately every three days.