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Friday, February 24, 2017

Cross country trails, events and adventures await in Whistler


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Whistler, B.C. – Set out on a self-propelled Nordic adventure in Whistler this winter. With more than 160 kilometres of trails to discover, Whistler’s cross-country scene serves up options for everyone from first-timers to seasoned professionals.

Lost Lake Park features more than 30 kilometres of cross-country trails just minutes from Whistler Village. Enjoy easy access to freshly groomed trails from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until the season’s end in early April. Start your journey at the Lost Lake PassivHaus where lessons, rentals and gourmet coffee are all available.

Relive the magic of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games with a visit to the Whistler Olympic Park. Try classic or skate skiing on more than 90 kilometres of well-groomed trail with 30 km available for when you’d like to bring the dog along. Make a midweek visit to the Olympic Park when rentals, tickets and meals are available for $5 each on for Wednesdays from 3 - 9 p.m.

For a unique adventure on 87 kilometres of groomed and track-set Nordic ski trails head to Callaghan Country. Make it an extended adventure with an overnight trip to Journeyman Lodge, a full-service chalet in the backcountry complete with hot showers and a wood-fire sauna. Snowshoeing and backcountry ski touring facilities are also available from Callaghan Country.

Participate in the largest cross country event in BC when the Sigge's P’ayakentsut Cross Country Ski Event returns to the Whistler Olympic Park on February 25 and 26. This inclusive event welcomes all ages and abilities to participate in 15 km, 30 km or 50 km courses as well as a 10 km route sit-ski participants. Learn what a loppet is this Saturday, February 25 and the cheer on the youngsters in the kids Payak Mini (complete with cookie medals) on Sunday, February 26.

Cheer on the athletes in the North American Cup as it makes its first ever stop in Whistler. Witness the best young biathaletes in competition from March 3 to 5 at the Whistler Olympic Park.

Strong snow conditions have prevailed this winter leaving all of Whistler’s Nordic skiing venues in prime condition. Now is the time for a Nordic adventure in Whistler. Book a two night stay and cross country ski package, starting from $155 per person per night when you call a Whistler based travel consultant at 1.800.944.7853.

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Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.944.7853 and whistler.com - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

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