Callaghan Lake

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Difficulty Rating Novice
NTS Mapsheet 92 J/3
Road 8.5km / 2hrs
Starting Elevation 800m
High Point 1200m
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Access

Take the new Callaghan Valley Road towards Whistler Olympic Park. Turn left just before a 180 degree hairpin turn. This is the entrance to the Callaghan Country Parking Lot. Nordic trail passes ($25) must be purchased to use the groomed trails. There is also a one way snowcat shuttle service to Callaghan Lake on weekends ($46, includes trail pass, reservations required). Overnight parking is only permitted at Alexander Falls parking lot, about 200m south on Callaghan Valley Road.

Route

Follow "Mainline" trail for 8.5km to Callaghan Lake. It's signed as 9km, but it's really 8.5km. All forks are well marked. It takes 1.5-2 hours to get to the Lake. There is good yo-yo skiing terrain on the west and north sides of the lake.

Hazards

  1. Thin ice on Callaghan Lake
  2. Avalanche hazard in yoyo ski areas. The main road to Callaghan Lake is not threatened by avalanche terrain.

Trail Conditions