Although often thought of as a paradise for downhill skiers, Whistler is also home to over 160 kilometers of groomed trails for cross-country skiers of all levels and abilities.
Located close to the Village, Lost Lake offers 32 kilometers of cross-country trails, plus snowshoe trails, and night skiing. After an hour or so out on the trails, the PassieHaus Cafe, located at Lost Lake’s trailhead, offers delicious, organically-minded treats. From fresh fruit smoothies and locally roasted coffee to grilled cheese sandwiches and their famous $1 cookie, this is the perfect place to refuel.
Located a little outside of town, Whistler Olympic Park offers skiers Olympic caliber facilities, family-friendly trails, and a dog-loop. With 130 kilometers of picturesque ski and snowshoe trails, you can also try out the sport of biathlon before heading into the cozy day lodge to warm up and grab a bite to eat.
Lessons and rentals are available at all the venues. Or, if you are looking for something a little more competitive, why not try a Whistler Nordics Tonnie Race? Cross-country skiing is a fantastic all-round fitness activity. Downhill skiing may dominate the mountains, but cross-country skiing prevails in the valley.