Everyone is reminded to plan their travel over weekends before setting out. Parking can get busy and transit is often the easiest way to travel within Whistler. Consider your travel times to avoid busy periods.
Traffic flaggers on Sunday, February 26
To help manage south-bound traffic, the RMOW and Whistler Blackcomb will place traffic control personnel along Highway 99 on Sunday, February 26 from 2 to 7 p.m. These personnel will be at Lake Placid Road, Bayshores Drive, Alta Lake Road intersections, and may also control traffic near the Creekside Parkade exit.
Winter driving conditions
Whistler is enjoying an exceptionally snowy winter! Expect winter driving conditions and delays. Ensure your vehicle is properly equipped with winter tires.
Snow clearing on Whistler's municipal roads
The RMOW clears snow on 70 kilometres of municipal roads. Whistler is prepared for snowfall with 18 full-time winter staff who work two shifts.
The snow clearing fleet includes:
- Four large Western Star snow plow trucks
- Two smaller 1.5 ton trucks for snow clearing
- Three front-end loaders
- One backhoe
- One road grader
The roads are cleared:
- Primary routes, including transit and school bus routes, subdivisions, main accesses to the highway, Whistler Village, and the Day Lots, are cleared first, starting at 4:30 a.m.
- Secondary routes are cleared starting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The RMOW crews work around the clock when necessary. Private roads are maintained by private strata councils.
Snow clearing on Highway 99
Highway 99 is the responsibility of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and they contract snow clearing is completed by Mainroad Howe Sound Contracting. For Highway 99 road conditions, visit Drive BC online or phone 1-866-904-0209. To report a maintenance problem on Highway 99 please call 1-866-918-1010.