In the middle of winter, Nordic skiers and snowshoers may be feeling a tad bored with the local slopes. While Cypress, Grouse and Seymour are absolutely ideal for a convenient, snowy work out, you may find yourself craving more, once you’ve built up stamina.
If that’s your starting point, it’s worth the 2-hour drive to Callaghan Valley, just 13 km south of world-class resort Whistler. Whistler Olympic Park – host site to the 2010 Olympic Nordic events – and Callaghan Country have teamed up to offer combined “Ski Callaghan” passes to “North America’s most extensive Nordic experience,” with over 130 kilometres of trails to explore by ski or snowshoe.
Your reasons to make the drive? When it rains in Vancouver, it snows in Whistler. Plus the Callaghan Country wilderness is spectacular, boasting over 7000 hectares of stunning landscape including majestic old-growth forests, stunning peaks, pancake plateaus and steep climbs. Whistler Olympic Park adds modern training facilities to an (almost) untamed stretch of gorgeous.
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Winter Adventure: Cross Country Skiing in Callaghan Valley