Phase one of the Alpine Trail network in Whistler has now been completed.

The network provides residents and visitors with access to pristine, remote alpine habitat via new multi-use trails. Construction is now in the fourth year of the five year project. Once complete, the network will include almost 40 km of alpine trails, that originate on the west side of Whistler Valley and wind up toward Sproatt and Rainbow Mountains.

The Resort Municipality of Whistler says the network includes the 13.8-kilometre Skywalk hiking trail system that begins at Mountain View Drive in Whistler’s Alpine Meadows neighbourhood and along 19 Mile Creek with access to the east side of Rainbow Mountain.

The province contributed $1.2 million to make the multi-year project possible. The trail system offers several route options for full day hikes. Future development will include trails heading north to Hanging Lake and back towards the Callaghan Valley.

Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden says years of work by municipal staff, along with partnerships with the Whistler Off Road Cycling Association, the Alpine Club of Canada-Whistler Section, and Recreation Sites & Trails BC have made this dream a reality.

Residents are invited to celebrate the opening of phase one on August 18th at Whistler Olympic Plaza at 7pm.


Filed under: Alpine Trail Network, Resort Municipality of Whistler, RMOW, Trail, Whistler