Ski Callaghan receives early Christmas present

Whistler, BC:  Mother Nature and Santa Claus have combined forces to bring Ski Callaghan some white gold for the Holidays.  10cm have fallen overnight and it is snowing heavily in the Callaghan Valley today.  This snowfall is enough for Ski Callaghan to open Saturday for the holiday crowd with over 40km of groomed and rolled terrain for cross country skiing.  An additional 13.5km of trails are available for snowshoeing.  Terrain offerings allow for both skiing and snowshoeing on our dog-friendly trails.

If we receive somewhat less than desirable weather and conditions later this weekend, Ski Callaghan has contingency plans in place to ensure a fabulous winter ski and snowshoe experience. The higher elevation trails already have a snow pack of about one meter – more than enough for classic and skate skiing, as well as for snowshoeing.   

In total, there will be over 54 kilometers of trails available for Nordic activities, as follows:

40.8km of groomed trails for skate skiing with track set where possible:

  • Mainline 7.4km
  • Upper Wild Spirit 3.2km
  • Lower Wild Spirit 4.1km
  • Real Life 4.5km
  • Meadows Loop 1.9km
  • Parkway 1.8km
  • Ski Jump Loop 1.0km
  • Olympic Trails 3.0km
  • Neverland  6.0km
  • Madeley Creek Loop 3.9km
  • Olympic Connector 1.0km
  • Porter’s Glide 2.8km
  • Outrun 0.2km

13.5 kilometers for snowshoeing:

  • Mountain View 2.5km
  • Lower Line Road 0.7km
  • Around the World 1.8km
  • Top of the World 0.6km
  • Half Way Around the World 0.4km
  • Inside Passage 1.0km
  • Brandywine View 1.7km
  • Real Life 4.5km
  • Outrun 0.2km
  • Over Easy 0.1km

10.8 kilometers will be open as dog-friendly trails:

  • Porters Glide 2.8km (ski only)
  • Real Life 4.5km (ski & snowshoe)
  • Brandywine View 1.7km (snowshoe only)
  • Around the World 1.8km (snowshoe only)

Tobogganing will be possible on the slopes at the base of Whistler Olympic Park’s ski jumps with six lanes suitable for beginners and advanced kids and adults.

Rental equipment will be available both at Whistler Olympic Park’s Day Lodge and at Access Callaghan, and lessons will be held as scheduled.  Ski Callaghan will be open from 8:30am to 4:30pm (Wednesday night skiing starts January 8th).  For more information, ticket purchase, and lesson reservations please visit


About Ski Callaghan
Ski Callaghan is a joint venture between Whistler Sport Legacies (WSL), the operator of Whistler Olympic Park (WOP) and Callaghan Country Wilderness Adventures (CCWA).  Nordic enthusiasts can enjoy the convenience of a single “Ski Callaghan” ski pass, allowing access to a combined trail system of 87 kms of groomed ski and 33.5 kms of snowshoe trails.  Ski Callaghan is well positioned to become North America’s #1 Nordic ski destination.  For more information, visit