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Winnipeg
posts: 15
reviews: 5
Cross country skiing

My husband and I Are planning a two night stay in Whistler in December. We are wondering where we should stay with easy access to cross country skiing.

Vancouver, Canada
posts: 14,973
reviews: 46
1. Re: Cross country skiing

The trails around Lost Lake are walking distance from the village, so that would be your best bet. The snow in the village can be a bit iffy, but it looks like winter is getting a good start this year and you should be OK.

http://www.whistler.ca/xcountry

I've always really liked these trails and have been skiing for 30 years. The other XC ski area is the Whistler Olympic Park in the Callahagn Valley.

http://www.whistlerolympicpark.com/

This area is about 500m higher than the village and the snow is a bit more reliable, but getting there from Whistler is a bit of a challenge. If you have a car, its a fairly easy drive, probably 20 or 30 minutes (we are always coming from the south, so I don't know how long it takes to get there from the village). Your only other options are taxi or hitchhiking! It is also connected to the Callahagn ski area, which is more of a back country ski destination, but also has groomed trails.

http://www.callaghancountry.com/

I have to admit that, since WoP opened in 2009, we haven't skied LL. I do like WoP better, but LL is still very good and its convenience makes it a good destination when skiing from the village.

Edited: 1:14 am, November 20, 2012
Winnipeg
posts: 15
reviews: 5
2. Re: Cross country skiing

Thank you so much for your suggestions. Do you have a favorite hotel or do you live close by and just do day skiing?

Vancouver, Canada
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reviews: 46
3. Re: Cross country skiing

We usually drive up from Vancouver for the day. If we stay up there, we usually take advantage of my SILs timeshare, so I'm not really in a position to recommend hotels. The Upper Village is close to the LL trails, but its all very compact and walkable, so anywhere in the main village would work. Creekside is not convenient, nor any of the more residential neighbourhoods.

Winnipeg
posts: 15
reviews: 5
4. Re: Cross country skiing

Thanks - much appreciated. Good to know that Creekside is not convenient. We will be driving up from Lynn Valley.

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