PassivHaus washroom construction complete at Lost Lake Park, now open for public use
The snow is falling and the Lost Lake cross country ski and snowshoe trails are now open. Extensive work from the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s grooming and patrol crew have created an operational base for these iconic, COVID-safe outdoor activities.
Eight kilometres of cross country skiing trails, for both classic and skate technique, and twelve kilometres of snowshoeing trails are open. Regular hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, weather dependent, with modified hours over the holidays. Night skiing is from 3 p.m. onwards where Lost Lake Loop lights will be on for your enjoyment and safety.
“We are fortunate to have access to an extensive trail network in our community. Spending time outdoors is important for our mental well-being, especially in our current situation,” said Mayor Jack Crompton. “The Lost Lake Nordic trails provide a safe, outdoor activity for us to enjoy with our household or core bubble.”
Both the main entrance at Lost Lake PassivHaus and at Nicklaus North will be accessible. For day tickets, rentals and café-to-go items please visit the PassivHaus. The daylodge and warming hut will be unavailable this winter.
To maintain the condition of the trails, walking, hiking, running, dogs, ice skating and bikes will no longer be permitted in Lost Lake Park for the winter season. A valid pass or day ticket is required to utilize the trails.
During full operation, Lost Lake offers 25-kilometres of cross country trails and 15-kilometres of snowshoe trails through the forest and around the lake with views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. The cross country trails are groomed daily for classic and skate techniques. Lost Lake Park is located a short walk from Whistler Village and Day Lots 4 and 5.
New COVID-19 protocols have been implemented to ensure the health and safety of all guests, staff and community this winter season.
For up to date trail conditions and to learn how to prepare for your visit at Lost Lake Nordic trails visit Whistler.ca/Nordic.
Construction at the PassivHaus washrooms is now complete and the facility is open to the public. The PassivHaus washroom project has been delivered on schedule and within approved budget. The new facility includes three inclusive/universal/family compartments to help ensure Whistler is safe and welcoming to everyone.
The need for more publicly accessible washrooms in Whistler has long been identified, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The addition of these commercial-grade washrooms helps to address and meet the needs of the community and guests.
The project's construction and ongoing maintenance costs are 100 percent funded through the Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI), a program to invest in tourism infrastructure and amenities, thank you to the Province of British Columbia for making this project possible.
Construction continues at the Whistler Olympic Plaza washrooms. They are scheduled to open in spring 2021. Full details on the washroom projects are available at whistler.ca/washrooms.