Strap on your skinny skis, or your snowshoes, and bring in the new year on Lost Lake’s trails, which opened Dec.31.
Eight kilometres of cross-country ski trails, for both classic and skate technique, and twelve kilometres of snowshoeing trails are open. Regular hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, weather dependent, with modified hours over the holidays. Night skiing is from 3 p.m. onwards with Lost Lake Loop lights on along the main trail.
“We are fortunate to have access to an extensive trail network in our community. Spending time outdoors is important for our mental well-being, especially in our current situation,” said Mayor Jack Crompton referencing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “The Lost Lake Nordic trails provide a safe, outdoor activity for us to enjoy with our household or core bubble.”
Both the main entrances at Lost Lake PassivHaus and Nicklaus North will be accessible. Day tickets, rentals and café-to-go items are available at the PassivHaus. The daylodge and warming hut will be unavailable this winter die to COVID-19 restrictions.
To maintain the condition of the trails, walking, hiking, running, dogs and bikes will no longer be permitted in Lost Lake Park for the winter season. A valid pass or day ticket is required to utilize the trails.
When the Lost Lake system is at full operation it offers 25 kms of cross-country trails and 15-kilometres of snowshoe trails through the forest and around the lake with views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. The cross-country trails are groomed daily for classic and skate techniques. Lost Lake Park is located a short walk from Whistler Village and Day Lots 4 and 5.
New COVID-19 protocols have been implemented to ensure the health and safety of all guests, staff and community this winter season.
For up to date trail conditions and to learn how to prepare for your visit at Lost Lake Nordic trails visitWhistler.ca/Nordic.
Construction at the approximately $770,000 PassivHaus washrooms is now complete and the facility is open to the public. The new facility includes three inclusive/universal/family compartments to help ensure Whistler is safe and welcoming to everyone.
The project's construction and ongoing maintenance costs are 100 per cent funded through the Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI), a program to invest in tourism infrastructure and amenities, thank you to the Province of British Columbia for making this project possible.
(Construction continues at the Whistler Olympic Plaza washrooms. They are scheduled to open in spring 2021. Full details on the washroom projects are available at whistler.ca/washrooms.)