Are you a cross-country skiing enthusiast or are you interested in trying something new this year? Either way, you `will not be disappointed with the cross-country skiing in and around Squamish. You don’t have to travel far to enjoyed winter wonderland and snow-capped vistas with an abundance of groomed and ungroomed trails.
Ski Callaghan Nordic Centre
At Callaghan Valley, you will find over 130 kilometers of trails that span over 7,000 hectares. It is truly a winter wonderland and the perfect place to cross country ski. You can even book a ski tour. At the location, there is an onsite Nordic ski training facility and numerous ski touring venues available. If you purchase a single Ski Callaghan Pass, then you are allowed access to 90 kilometers of trails that are groomed classic or skate skiing. Also, for the dog lover who likes to cross-country ski with their pooch, you will be happy to know that there are 30 kilometers of dog-friendly trails for you and your canine companion to enjoy. You might even want to try one of the overnight ski adventures if you want to make the activity two fun-filled days.
Many consider Callaghan Valley the ultimate place for the cross-country ski enthusiast. There are ample trails for novice to experienced level skiers. During the mid-winter months, you can also enjoy night skiing on Wednesdays. Callaghan Valley sits 50 kilometers North of Squamish so be sure to give yourself ample time to get there in the winter driving conditions.
Whistler Olympic Park – Callaghan Valley
In 2010, the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games took place at the Whistler Olympic Park. The area still features 55 kilometers of wonderfully groomed trails that are ideal for either classic or skate skiing. You will find beginner (green) and expert (black) trails. If you enjoy skiing at night, then there are 5 kilometers of lighted trails. Also, there is a day lodge. If you are truly adventurous then remember that Whistler Olympic Park’s trails connect to the Callaghan Country trail system to increase your skiing adventure by an additional 42 kilometers.
Lost Lake Trails – Whistler Village
Lost Lake Park in Whistler features over 30 km of cross-country skiing trails with views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy a circuit on the groomed trails, night skiing or even take a lesson to improve your skills.
- Lost Lake Park is open from December 21, 2018 though to March 2019 ( depending on weather conditions)
- Daily Hours of Operation: 8 AM to 8 PM
- Night skiing: 3 to 8 PM