While residents and visitors are skiing and riding on the ski slopes at Whistler Blackcomb and at Ski Callaghan, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is providing a variety of activities in the valley ranging from skating and village animation to winter hiking.
The RMOW is ensuring the trails and parks are maintained for the current conditions while staying on standby to return to normal winter operations.
Patches of snow and ice are being cleared from several sections of the Valley Trail to allow for use:
- between Rainbow Park and Meadow Park
- from the Green Lake float plane dock to Whistler Secondary School
- along Day Lots 1 through 5
Other trail maintenance work is underway such as clearing debris from the Valley Trail and recreational trails. Maintenance has begun on the Lost Lake Park trails. The skateboard park has also been swept and repaired.
The RMOW is ready on short notice to respond to normal winter conditions. When adequate snow falls, the Lost Lake Cross Country ski and snowshoe trails will reopen and the Valley Trail track set sections will resume. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing is currently available at Ski Callaghan, the partnership between Whistler Olympic Park and Callaghan Country Wilderness Adventures.
The ice rink is in full operation at Whistler Olympic Plaza from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, with ice maintenance from 2 to 3 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Skating at Whistler Olympic Plaza is scheduled to be open through April 6, 2015.
Stop by Family Après for animation, games, dancing, stories and treats. The après series runs on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Whistler Olympic Plaza until March 30. Watch the Fire and Ice show on Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. until March 29. Whistler hosts the annual World Ski and Snowboard Festival from April 10 to 19.
About Whistler’s parks and trails
The RMOW manages 31 parks within Whistler’s municipal boundaries, 40 kilometres of paved, multi-use Valley Trail, and a wide range of unpaved, non-motorized multi-use trails. The municipality recognizes that green spaces serve many purposes, including promotion of a healthy lifestyle by encouraging walking, cycling and other leisure activities. Residents, second homeowners, and visitors consistently report high levels of satisfaction with Whistler’s parks and trails.