Northeast of Vancouver and west of Pemberton, the Lost Lake Trail System is a 30km groomed cross country ski trail network acccessible from the Whistler Blackcomb ski area. The trail system gently rolls through misty pine forests and passes both Lost Lake and Green Lake.
There are several trailheads including the Nicklaus North Clubhouse skier parking (Mons Ticket Booth) off Nicklaus North Blvd, the MeadowPark SportsCentre off Highway 99, and the main skier parking area Lot 4A (Lost Lake Ticket Booth) located at the Blackcomb base off Lorimer Road.
Whistler Blackcomb is the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics ski events. The nordic events will be held in a new Whistler Nordic Venue just west of town in the Callaghan Valley. There will be 14km of competition trails, 8km of training trails and 20km of recreation trails. These are scheduled for completion by Fall 2007.
To reach the ski area by car from Vancouver, plan on at least a 3 hour drive from Vancouver. Head north out of Vancouver on Highway 1 (aka Highway 99). Continue following Highway 99 past Horseshoe Bay heading east.