Travel deep into nature and explore Whistler’s Nordic side

Published on : Friday, January 29, 2016

Travel deep intoWhistler is a cross country skiing paradise where mountain wilderness provides a pristine backdrop for hundreds of kilometres of trails.

 

Boasting more than 160 kilometres of Nordic trails designed for all skill levels and styles, Whistler offers ample variety for an action-packed winter vacation. Whether it’s classic or skate skiing, snowshoeing or biathlon that is of interest, Whistler has it covered with all Nordic venues open for the 2015/ 16 winter season.

 

Lost lake near Whistler Village, is definitely worth finding, offering beginner, intermediate and expert cross-country trails as well as mellow, medium and lengthy routes for snowshoeing. Ticketing, rentals, café and all amenities are located at the Cross Country Connection, at the Lost Lake Passivhaus – built as Austria Haus for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

 

South of Whistler Village, at Whistler Olympic Park (venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games), guests can hit the trails for a ski or snowshoe, take in a tobogganing adventure or explore the sport of biathlon, the dual winter sport combining the exhilaration of cross-country skiing with the marksmanship of target shooting. Alternatively, join in as a spectator at the 2016 B.C. Biathlon Championships February 12 – 14 at Whistler Olympic Park. The event serves as a selection race to create the B.C. team for the Canadian Biathlon Championships.

 

New for the 2015/ 16 winter season guests can kick their two-wheel cravings with the addition of fat biking at Whistler Olympic Park.

 

Ski Callaghan, in addition to offering snowshoeing, skate and classic cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, tobogganning also offers more than 35 kilometres of dedicated trails for snowshoeing, walking or skiing with dogs.

 

If you can walk, you can snowshoe – so why not ‘walk’ atop Whistler Mountain? The Adventure Group (TAG) Whistler has a number of tours ranging from serene strolls through old growth forests, to vigorous treks on backcountry trails. Double up to get two times the experience with the snowshoe + Scandinave spa combo or the snowshoe + Peak 2 Peak experience.

 

Sigge’s P’ayakentsut Cross Country Ski Event (Payak), February 27 – 28, is truly an event for all ages and levels of cross-country skiers, featuring loppet and kids’ events. Feel the nostalgia set in while traversing Olympic legacy trails. The event is a great excuse to train, meet new friends and enjoy the rugged beauty of Whistler’s Callaghan Valley.

 

Book with confidence at whistler.com with the best price guarantee. Whistler.com, the resorts official central reservations, offers one-stop shopping with the largest selection and no booking fee for accommodation, lift tickets or activities. Travel consultants at Whistler.com are based in Whistler, with the call centre located in the heart of Whistler Village.

 

Want to ski for free? Win an epic Whistler winter vacation by simply entering our Big Whistler Contest HERE for a chance to win a Whistler vacation, including airfare, ground transfers, accommodation and activities totalling more than $10,000.

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