Nordic adventures in Whistler

February 24, 2017
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Strap on some skinny skis for a self-propelled Nordic adventure in Whistler where cross country trails, events and adventures await.

Set out on a self-propelled Nordic adventure in Whistler this winter. With more than 160 kilometres of trails to discover, Whistler’s cross-country scene serves up options for everyone from first-timers to seasoned professionals.

Lost Lake Park features more than 30 kilometres of cross-country trails just minutes from Whistler Village. Enjoy easy access to freshly groomed trails from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until the season’s end in early April. Start your journey at the Lost Lake PassivHaus where lessons, rentals and gourmet coffee are all available.

Relive the magic of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games with a visit to the Whistler Olympic Park. Try classic or skate skiing on more than 90 kilometres of well-groomed trail with 30 km available for when you’d like to bring the dog along. Make a midweek visit to the Olympic Park when rentals, tickets and meals are available for $5 each on for Wednesdays from 3 – 9 p.m.

For a unique adventure on 87 kilometres of groomed and track-set Nordic ski trails head to Callaghan Country. Make it an extended adventure with an overnight trip to Journeyman Lodge, a full-service chalet in the backcountry complete with hot showers and a wood-fire sauna. Snowshoeing and backcountry ski touring facilities are also available from Callaghan Country.

Participate in the largest cross country event in BC when the Sigge’s P’ayakentsut Cross Country Ski Event returns to the Whistler Olympic Park on February 25 and 26. This inclusive event welcomes all ages and abilities to participate in 15 km, 30 km or 50 km courses as well as a 10 km route sit-ski participants. Learn what a loppet is this Saturday, February 25 and the cheer on the youngsters in the kids Payak Mini (complete with cookie medals) on Sunday, February 26.

Cheer on the athletes in the North American Cup as it makes its first ever stop in Whistler. Witness the best young biathaletes in competition from March 3 to 5 at the Whistler Olympic Park.