View all newsletters
Latest in Luxury - Sign up to our weekly newsletter
  1. Travel
  2. Travel News
December 8, 2010updated Feb 08, 2013

Whistler Logs Record Snowfall for Nordic Season

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Whistler, B.C., Canada – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

Skinny skis are set to hit the tracks and trails as the Nordic season kicks off in Whistler.

Trails at the Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley opened at the end of November and thanks to a snowfall of nearly 70 centimetres (28 inches) in the past week, the Lost Lake cross country ski trails will open on Friday, December 3.

The opening marks the earliest cross-country ski season in Whistler in several years. More than 30 kilometres of groomed and track-set cross country trails in addition to 10 kilometres of snowshoe trails will be available at Lost Lake starting on Friday. Overall, with the Lost Lake and Callaghan ski areas, Whistler offers a whopping 120+ kilometres of cross country trails ranging from beginner to expert.

Lost Lake trails are maintained by the Resort Municipality of Whistler and travel through Lost Lake Park and alongside the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club and the Nicklaus North Golf Course.

Ski Callaghan, which includes the Whistler Olympic Park – site of the Nordic events for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and Callaghan Country Lodge offer public cross country skiing on more than 90 kilometres of trails groomed for both classic and skate skiing. In addition, there are 20 kilometres of dedicated snowshoe trails.

Visitors to the Lost Lake ski area will also have access to the new day lodge, the Lost Lake Passivhaus. The building provides an indoor seating area, washrooms, trail pass ticket sales booth, cross country ski and snowshoe equipment rental and a concession. Known as a Passivhaus because of its unique design which essentially allows it to heat, cool and ventilate itself, the Lost Lake Passivhaus served as Austria House -headquarters for the Austrian Olympic Committee as well as the daily broadcast studio for the Austrian Public Broadcaster ORF during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. It was also a gathering place for social events during the Games period. Post Games, the lodge remains in Whistler as a permanent building, to be used by the Whistler Off Road Cycling Association (WORCA) and the Whistler Nordics.

Content from our partners
Inside The Chateau, Nemacolin's Reimagined Centerpiece Hotel
The Gulfstream G700: Qatar Executive's Latest Aircraft
Here Are Two Amazing Road Trips Through Undiscovered Spain

Topics in this article : ,
Select and enter your email address Be the first to know about the latest in luxury lifestyle. Get the latest news on hotel openings and in-depth travel guides. Get insider access to exclusive promotions and special offers from our luxury partners.
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thank you for subscribing to Elite Traveler.

Websites in our network