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Whistler cross-country ski trails open Friday

Blog by Nick Swinburne | November 30th, 2010

November 30, 2010

Skinny skiers rejoice — thanks to almost 70 centimetres of fresh snow in the Whistler valley over the past week, the Lost Lake cross-country ski trails are set to open on Friday (Dec. 3).

The opening will mark the earliest cross-country ski season in Whistler in years, according to a press release issued Tuesday (Nov. 30) by the Resort Municipality of Whistler.

“We have been grooming the trails for a few days now and have a good amount of high-quality snow for this time of year, which has allowed us to open all the trails,” Roger Weetman, the municipality’s manager of recreation services, said in the release.

More than 30 kilometres of groomed and track-set trails will be available starting Friday, as well as 10 km of snowshoe trails.

Skiers and snowshoers will also have access to the new day lodge, the Lost Lake Passivhaus, for the first time this season. Public services at the Passivhaus include an indoor seating area and washrooms, trail pass ticket sales, cross-country ski and snowshoe equipment rentals and a concession with food and beverage services.

The day lodge, located a short walk from Day Lot 5, will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during winter operations.

For more info, visit www.whistler.ca.