Callaghan Country

Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing

Experience the charm and warmth of traditional ski centre culture and play outdoors in nature – cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ski touring, exercise the dog and at the end of it all, cozy up to the trailside bonfire, or relax at an authentic high elevation backcountry lodge. Onsite services include equipment rentals, tours, all-inclusive packages and snowcat shuttle.

Winter Hours and Dates of Operation*

Dates: December 16, 2023 – April 16, 2024*
Hours: Friday – Tuesday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Wednesday & Thursday Closed

Access Callaghan Ski Shop and Rentals: 9 AM to 4 PM Weekdays | 8:30 to 4 PM Weekends

Alexander Falls Touring Centre Adventure Desk (for lodging, dining and adventure tour reservations): 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Friday – Tuesday

Trail Conditions

View current trail conditions and grooming report from the venue.

*Please note all dates, hours and trail availability are snow and weather dependant and subject to change. Please confirm with Callaghan Country prior to arrival at 1.604.938.0616.

2023/24 Tickets and Adventures

All adventures start from the full service Alexander Falls Touring Centre, conveniently located at the first entrance to Callaghan Valley Nordic. Callaghan Country is the wild and wooly side of the Callaghan Valley Nordic experience; slightly informal and built with the intent to reconnect you to the natural world. Adventures are handcrafted by a small and eclectic crew of mountain loving individuals delivering experiences of a distinct “local flavour” with fine-tuned attention to value and authenticity.

Full Adventure Details

Adventure Description Price
Wilderness Snowshoeing Admission Callaghan Valley Nordic trail ticket provides access to the combined trail system of both CCWA & WOP Nordic areas as one. Not available to book online. From $16.50 per person
Cross-Country Ski Admission Callaghan Valley Nordic trail ticket provides access to 87 kms of groomed and track-set Nordic ski trails. Not available to book online. From $29.50 per person
Callaghan Lake Snowcat Shuttle Looking for a unique backcountry experience and an escape from the crowds? Ideal for intermediate to advanced cross country skiers, this package includes a full XC ski rental equipment package along with a 1-way ride in the comfortably heated 14 passenger snowcat during it’s grooming run from Alexander Falls Ski Touring Center to Callaghan Lake. This is a one way transfer service. All skiers must have requisite skier skill levels to negotiate the ski descent exit back down Mainline or Wild Spirit trails. From $115 per person

Access Callaghan Ski Rental Shop

  • A well stocked rental and retail shop located at located at Alexander Falls Ski Touring Base
  • Shop stocks nordic, snowshoe, and ski touring rentals
  • Local Eats on the Snow’ Bar featuring a rotation of local prepared food vendors

Cross-Country Skiing

  • Callaghan Valley Nordic Centre features more than 130 kilometres of recreational cross-country ski trails groomed terrain for both classic and skate skiing, ranging from beginner to expert
  • Unique high-elevation trails blessed with a microclimate of super-cooled and abundant snowfall
  • Select dog-friendly trails


  • Challenge your personal navigation skills following modest route flags through the wilderness
  • For nature enthusiasts, follow the interpretive signage designed to deepen our connections with the natural world
  • Snowshoe to the base of Alexander Falls, an iconic 150’ waterfall, known to freeze entirely during extra cold months
  • Select dog-friendly trails

Backcountry Ski Touring

  • The natural cross-over activity for skiers not defined by downhill or nordic stereotypes
  • Spend the days exploring fresh and completely untouched Coast Mountain powder, steep terrain and stunning mountain vistas
  • Experience rugged, natural Whistler – no lift lines, no chairlifts. Hike to the top and truly earn your turn

Journeyman Lodge

  • Visit the Callaghan Country’s backcountry lodge located at the heart of this spectacular Nordic recreation area
  • Friendly hospitality, great food and comfortable lodging in sub-alpine wilderness
  • Accommodation for up to 24 people (15 singles) in 8 private rooms
  • Reservations dining room that seats up to 40 people
  • Socialize in the inviting fireside lounge area or gear up the competitive spirit with a game of pool, ping-pong, or darts

Callaghan Lake Snow Shuttle

  • Shuttle Service in the comfortably heated 15-passenger snowcat during it's grooming run to the higher elevations of Callaghan's Nordic trail network
  • Available to Backcountry Tourers and Cross-country skiers
  • Two morning ascent departures, 8:30 & 11 AM, that drop you at the Callaghan Lake Turn-around, where you will embark on higher elevation Nordic skiing or play in true untouched backcountry wilderness
  • Afternoon descent departure at 3 PM for a cozy and swift ride back down to the parking lot

Backcountry Packages

Callaghan Country offers inclusive overnight ski-in/ski-out packages that include:

  • Meals and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Luggage transport
  • Use of lodge snowshoes and toboggans
  • Use of Scandinavian sauna
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Backcountry at Callaghan
Country’s Journeyman Lodge

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