Lost Lake cross country ski and snowshoe trails open

Publication Date: December 17, 2021


Whistler is excited to welcome winter with the earliest opening of the Lost Lake Nordic Trails since 2016. Extensive work from the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s grooming and patrol crew have created an operational base for these iconic, affordable activities.

Twelve kilometres of cross country skiing trails, for both classic and skate technique, and six kilometres of snowshoeing trails are open. Early season conditions apply with a track-set where snow depth permits. Regular hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, weather dependent. Night skiing is from 3 p.m. onwards where Lost Lake Loop will be lit. Modified hours will be in effect over the holidays:

  • Friday, December 24: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 25: 12 to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, December 31: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 1: 10 to 8 p.m.

Pass holders are reminded to pick up their ski or snowshoe seasons passes from Meadow Park Sports Centre or municipal hall. Anyone 13+ must be present to sign a waiver and have their photo taken.

Both the main entrance at Lost Lake PassivHaus and at Nicklaus North will be accessible. For day tickets, rentals and café service please visit the PassivHaus daylodge. The warming hut will open Saturday, December 18. Masks are required in all indoor spaces.

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.

For up to date trail conditions and to learn how to prepare for your visit at Lost Lake Nordic trails visit Whistler.ca/Nordic.

Modified hours and 2022 rates

Whistler’s Recreation facilities, including Meadow Park Sports Centre and Skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza, will have altered hours over the holiday season.

Meadow Park Sports Centre is currently open 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. with regular hours of operations changing to 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. as of January 3, 2022. Holiday hours will be in effect on the following dates:

  • Friday, December 24: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 25: CLOSED
  • Sunday, December 26: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, December 31: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 1: CLOSED

Meadow Park Sports Centre price increases for 2022: Starting January 1, Meadow Park Sports Centre will increase admission rates. Buy your pass before December 31 to receive 2021 rates. In 2022, Adult drop-in will be $9.25, family drop-in will be $18.50. 10 time passes will be $78.65. Monthly passes will be $83.25 for a month adult pass, and an annual family pass will be $1,165.50; other prices will be affected too. To view a full list of 2021 and 2022 prices, visit whistler.ca/rates.

Outdoor skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza is usually open 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (with maintenance closures from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.). Skating is $2 if you bring your own skates, and skate rentals are $8. On the following dates the skating will be open:

  • Friday, December 24: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with regular maintenance closures
  • Saturday, December 25: 12 to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, December 31: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., with regular maintenance closures
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