Incomparable Cross-Country Skiing in Whistler BC

Imagine this. You look ahead across miles of sparkling snow glistening along the mountain ridges stretched before you. Behind you are the parallel traces your skis have left, a record of your progress. Everywhere, the universe fades into obscurity. This is the world of cross-country skiing in Whistler, BC.

No other sport is quite like cross-country skiing, and Whistler takes this sport to new heights. Blackcomb Mountain has more than 200 track-set trails covering almost 18 miles, with difficulty ratings to match all skill levels, from novice to expert. Cross Country Connection even features 2-1/2 miles of lit night trails. With an annual snowfall of 33 feet, the season runs from December through March. Groomers regularly go out at night or in the early morning to set the trails, guaranteeing the best possible skiing experiences.

You can rent equipment for both skate or classic cross-country styles, and staff are available to teach you either. Newcomers are more likely to work on classic, low impact, gliding techniques, while experienced skiers may want to test themselves on the specially groomed skate trails. Either way, you will enjoy an aerobic workout in an incomparable setting. If you choose to ski in the evening, those trails stay lit until 10:00 p.m.

With all trails easily accessible from Whistler Village, you can start your day at one of the many excellent caf├ęs or restaurants in the village, and then either walk or take a free shuttle to your starting point. After that, it all becomes you and the trails. For your added enjoyment, many services are available on all trails, including warm and cold beverages, snacks, water fountains, washrooms, and a warming hut at Lost Lake. Could you really ask for more?

Once you have taken advantage of everything the cross-country trails have to offer, you might decide to have a go at Telemark skiing, a challenging cross between downhill and cross-country. If you have never tried it, you will definitely want lessons, and Whistler Blackcomb offers private, one-on-one lessons daily.

At the end of your day, spend some time in the shops or reliving your skiing adventures over a nice dinner. With its long season, beautiful vistas, and excellent trails, the cross-country skiing in Whistler cannot be matched. Plan now for an unforgettable experience.