Whistler Mountain Trails

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Whistler Mountain Trails
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WHISTLER MOUNTAIN
ESSENTIAL ALPINE ROUTES
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P: Robin O’Neill
Best Walks (1 hour or less)
N Alpine Walk on Blackcomb
N Whistler Summit Interpretive Walk
on Whistler
Best Intermediate Hikes (2-3 hours)
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verlord Trail to Lakeside Loop on Blackcomb
N Overlord Trail to Decker Tarn (lake)
on Blackcomb
Best Advanced Hikes (3-4 hours)
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N Alpine Walk to Overlord Trail to Decker Loop
on Blackcomb
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igh Note Trail to Half Note Trail on Whistler
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Whistler Blackcomb Signature Trails
Look for this symbol to access the best of Whistler
Blackcomb’s trail system. Consisting of two world-class
alpine routes, these trails loop into Garibaldi Provincial
Park and link wildflower meadows, glacial views and
rock hopping ridgelines.
TRAIL MAP 2016
Alpine
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PEAK 2 PEAK 360 EXPERIENCE
TIMES
WHISTLER VILLAGE GONDOLA
HOURS
Open until 8pm most Friday – Sunday throughout the summer.
May 21 – June 17
10am – 5pm
June 18 – September 5
9:30am – 5pm
September 6 – 18
10am – 5pm
September 19 – October 10 (Weekends only)
10am – 5pm
WIZARD CHAIR/SOLAR COASTER
HOURS
June 11 – September 5
10am – 5pm
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HIGH NOTE TRAIL
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PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola open daily from May 21 – September 18
and on weekends from September 19 – October 10.
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Dates and times subject to change without notice. Please check whistlerblackcomb.com
or speak with Lift Operations staff for current lift status.
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WHISTLER BLACKCOMB
& BC PARKS JOIN FORCES
FOR WONDER
CONTACT INFORMATION
Mountain Emergency604.935.5555
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Fire Emergency604.938.FIRE
Guest Services
Working in close partnership with BC Parks, Whistler
Blackcomb has developed the High Note Trail on
Whistler and the Overlord-Decker Trail on Blackcomb to
allow guests privileged access to some of BC Parks’ most
spectacular alpine scenery. This partnership provides:
1.800.766.0449
Corporate Partners
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MATHEWS’ TRAVERSE
2,182m/7,087ft
TOP OF THE WORLD
SUMMIT
Cutting through a snow
wall in the glacier.
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bservation and education opportunities, from
professional research initiatives to guest participation
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1.800.766.0449
whistlerblackcomb.com
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N A destination for wilderness enthusiasts—
from glacial lakes to volcanic peaks
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WHISTLER MOUNTAIN
HIKING TRAILS
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– Easiest
Green
Consistent inclines and declines over trails with stable
Whistler Summit Interpretive Walk
footing. Shorter distance requiring less time to complete.
– Moderate difficulty
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teeper inclines and declines over trails with less stable
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– Most difficult
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Steep inclines and declines over narrow trails with
loose footing. Requires a high time commitment
and effort, hiking footwear and provisions.
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Length: 0.6km (0.4mi); 10 minutes (one-way)
Elevation Change: 55m (180ft)
An easy, wide pathway providing two-way access from the
Roundhouse Lodge to the Peak Express. Please remain on
the trail and avoid walking on the vehicle access road.
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Harmony Meadows
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High Note Trail
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Length: 9.4km (5.8mi); 3-4 hours (loop)
Elevation Change: 258m (846ft)
The best experience on Whistler Mountain. Starting behind the
Inukshuk at the top of the Peak Express chairlift, hikers will
enjoy stunning views of Black Tusk and Cheakamus Lake as
they descend through rugged terrain that mellows into a rolling
course. Loop back to the Roundhouse Lodge by heading north
at the trail junction away from Flute Summit and Singing Pass.
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Half Note Trail
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Length: 1.2km (0.7mi); 30-60 minutes (one-way)
Elevation Change: 220m (722ft) to the junction of the
High Note Trail
The Half Note Trail provides a shortened route from the
High Note Trail 5 , which connects with Pika’s Traverse
7 back to the Roundhouse Lodge.
Signature trail
World-class alpine hiking.
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Wildlife
sightings
Areas
frequented by wildlife common to the area.
Never approach, disturb or feed a wild animal.
viewpoints
Scenic
Find the inukshuks to locate our most breathtaking
This includes trails, lift lines, on lifts,
base areas, or in and around any
on-mountain buildings. If you see
anything out of the ordinary please
call 604.938.FIRE and/or 911.
WHISTLER BLACKCOMB MOUNTAIN
EMERGENCY NUMBER: 604.935.5555
sightseeing vistas.
WB+ hiking checkpoint
Swipe your 360 Season Pass by the RFID gates at the start
and stop of your hike to time yourself and earn badges.
Ask staff for details.
Mountain access road
Be aware of vehicle traffic.
Closed toe, stable footwear is strongly recommended for all
trails. Dress appropriately, mountain weather changes quickly.
SCALE: 1cm = 100m
BLACKCOMB MOUNTAIN
Mathews’ Traverse Road
Length: 0.9km (0.6mi); 45 minutes (one-way)
Elevation Change: 80m (262ft)
Enjoy panoramic views along this mountain road
to the summit of Whistler Mountain. Do not enter
glacier areas.
WHISTLER MOUNTAIN
TOP OF THE WORLD SUMMIT
7TH HEAVEN EXPRESS
RENDEZVOUS LODGE
Burnt Stew Road
Length: 1.7km (1.1mi); 40 minutes (one-way)
Elevation Change: 130m (427ft)
This mountain road starts at ‘The Saddle’ and is used
as an alternate route between the Roundhouse Lodge
and High Note Trail 5 . The lower portion turns into
single track.
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HIKING SAFETY
9Hiking outside the area boundary is not recommended unless you have
experience and are well equipped. Never hike alone and be prepared
for hazardous terrain and weather. Whiteout conditions occur frequently
making accurate navigation difficult.
9Steep slopes, snow and ice fields are very dangerous. You may encounter
various hazards such as cliffs, glaciers, crevasses, rock falls, avalanches
and unstable surfaces.
9Hiking down from both lodges on roads, mountain bike trails or other
routes is not permitted. Downloading on Solar Coaster Express or the
Whistler Village Gondola is mandatory.
9Due to the sensitivity of the alpine environment, trail accessibility may
be limited by snow pack and weather conditions. Please contact Guest
Services for more information about which trails are open.
9Observe all closures. Stay on marked trails to avoid damage to the fragile
alpine ecosystem.
9Treat all wildlife with caution. Do not feed or approach bears.
Pika’s Traverse Road
Length: 2.3km (1.4mi); 1.5-2 hours (one-way)
Elevation Change: 270m (886ft)
This mountain road is used to return from the Half Note Trail
6 to the Roundhouse Lodge. There are some steep sections,
please remain on the road.
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Updated every Monday and Friday morning,
the Summer Activity Report will help make sure
you don’t miss the summer’s must-do activities.
seasonally from late July to August. Do not pick
or walk amongst flowers.
IMPORTANT Due to
fire hazard, smoking is
strictly forbidden on
Whistler Blackcomb
property.
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SUMMER ACTIVITY REPORT: 604.932.4211
Alpine wildflowers
Prime
viewing areas of wildflowers that bloom
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Harmony Lake Trail & Loop
Length: 1.1km (0.7mi); 30-60 minutes (one-way)
Elevation Change: 80m (262ft)
This steep trail connects High Note Trail 5 and Harmony
Lake Trail 3 with the Roundhouse Lodge. Enjoy the great
views of Fitzsimmons Valley and Harmony Lake.
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travel, access to views, vantage points and adjoining trails.
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3a Spearhead Walk
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Recommended trail travel direction
Trail
travel directions are recommended based on ease of
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Length: 2.5km (1.6mi) to Harmony Lake; 1-1.5 hours (return)
Elevation Change: 130m (427ft)
This trail descends through alpine forests while travelling
away from the Roundhouse Lodge.
NEW: Now featuring WB+ hiking checkpoints.
Time your hikes and earn badges.
footing. Requires more time and effort to complete.
Peak Express Traverse
Length: 1.2km (0.7mi); 15 minutes (loop)
Elevation Change: 20m (66ft)
For those that need to stretch their legs, this is an easy walk
connecting Harmony Lake Trail 3 with premium views
of Blackcomb Mountain, Garibaldi Provincial Park and the
Spearhead Range.
Real-time mountain information direct from the source:
hiking trail status, forecast & temperatures, web cams,
events calendar & more.
LEGEND
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Length: 1.6km (1mi); 60 minutes (loop)
Elevation Change: 30m (98ft)
Two loops of single track trail at the top of the Peak Express
wind their way around the summit of Whistler Mountain.
See incredible views, along with alpine ecosystems and
local history storyboards.
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THE MOUNTAINS
AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
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Everyone should experience the Peak Express. Ride the
open-air chairlift above walls of shale and ice to Whistler’s
Summit. You’re now at the gateway to Whistler Mountain’s
vast system of trails. Take in iconic viewscapes of Black Tusk
and Garibaldi Provincial Park from the summit viewing area
or venture out towards High Note Trail—a world-class alpine
hiking trail.
N Alpine access to Garibaldi Provincial Park—
194,650 hectares in size
ROUNDHOUSE LODGE
PEAK EXPRESS
SOLAR COASTER EXPRESS
MOUNTAIN TOP BBQ
BUFFET DINNER
Extend your mountain top experience with a BBQ
buffet dinner. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening
at the Roundhouse Lodge.
Visit whistlerblackcomb.com/mtntopbbq
for complete operating dates and times
WIZARD EXPRESS
WHISTLER VILLAGE GONDOLA
CREEKSIDE
WHISTLER VILLAGE
BLACKCOMB BASE & FAMILY ADVENTURE ZONE

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