February 19, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Whistler, Cross-Country Skiing
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We took a day trip to the Callaghan Valley Ski Trails located about 20 minutes south of Whistler for a day of cross-country skiing just before the trail system closed down for the 2010 Olympic Games. Callaghan Country and next door Whistler Olympic Park have a huge trail system.
We decided to take our time and classic ski on the Mainline Trail up to Callaghan Lodge for lunch. It took us about 2.5 hours to get up there, but we stopped to snap lots of photos on the way up. The views up to the Lodge and on the Ring Valley Loop (that starts just outside the lodge) are amazing. Nothing like it!
We took our time and enjoyed the break with a 3-course lunch offering. A pretty fancy lunch, but a nice treat and quite affordable! Even though some of the trails are closed off this season for the Games, you’ll still get a great XC ski experience. Nice wide trails! We’ll definitely be back XC skiing and snowshoeing up there once the trails open again on March 1.