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Whistler Olympic Park (WOP)

Area: 11 sq km.The Whistler Olympic Park (WOP) is an area featuring numerous facilities created for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, such as a large day lodge, 55 km of groomed cross country ski tracks, snowshoe trails. It was formerly called the Whistler Nordic Area. It is a winter park, and in summer some of the trails revert back to forest service roads. As a winter only park, it doesn't have formal boundaries. The boundaries used in Bivouac for this area were just created by going around the outside of the cross country groomed trail map.

The parking lots are the starting point for numerous backcountry destinations such as Puma Peak, Hanging Lake, and Rainbow mountain. To get to these backcountry trips you typically park in one of their parking lots, or in the Alexander falls parking area just south of the WOP. As such you need to pass through the area which contains the groomed trails. Fortunately, due to the work of Scott Nelson and the Federation of mountain clubs, there is now a reasonable provision for this. See <a href=PgxPg.asp?PgxId=3303>Backcountry Access Rules</a>.

Top Trips
Clawing the Thin Ice: Ring-Callaghan Ski Traverse Gili Rosenberg
Getting our fair share of abuse: Ring Mountain via Callaghan Lake trail Robin Tivy
About That Ferry: Almost Rainbow Mountain By Senior Citizens Sandra McGuinness
Hiking Route to Puma W4 Robin Tivy
Hanging Lake to Beverly Creek (via Spectrum Pass) Robin Tivy
Puma South Peak (from Callaghan Country Parking Lot) Robin Tivy
Hanging Lake - Beverly Creek Loop Robin Tivy
Hanging Lake and Gin Peak from Callaghan Ski Area Robin Tivy
Puma South Peak Via Marvelous Ramps (From Biathlon) Steve Grant
Route of new "Puma Trail" Robin Tivy
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Top Photos
Brandywine Meadows View Southeast Steve Sproule

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