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[[Image:Cheakamus lake whistler.jpg|thumb|300px|Alpine hiking delights]]
 
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* '''Backcountry skiing''' and '''cross country skiing''' are popular in Whistler as well. There is cross country skiing around Lost Lake, including night skiing if the conditions are right, and Backcountry Skiing throughout the valley, particularly off of the tops of Whistler and Blackcomb. The Callaghan Valley is just south of Whistler (turn left before Function Junction) and will host the Nordic Skiing events for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Callaghan Country hosts guided ski touring, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing tours in this region. '''Heliskiing''' is an expensive but worthwhile endeavor if you crave making tracks where few others do. Several operators make Whistler's miles of backcountry terrain available to visitors.  
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* '''Backcountry skiing''' and '''cross country skiing''' are popular in Whistler as well. There is cross country skiing around Lost Lake, including night skiing if the conditions are right, and Backcountry Skiing throughout the valley, particularly off of the tops of Whistler and Blackcomb. The Callaghan Valley is just south of Whistler (turn left before Function Junction) and will host the Nordic Skiing events for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Callaghan Country hosts guided ski touring, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing tours in this region. '''Heliskiing''' is an expensive but worthwhile endeavor if you crave making tracks where few others do. Several operators make Whistler's miles of backcountry terrain available to visitors. '''''Warning: You should not be in the backcountry or out of bounds without Avalanche Safety & First Aid Courses. You must also have proper equipment such as shovels & transponders. Talk to locals - find out about local conditions & always check and follow the avalanche reports:''''' http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/bulletins/latest.
** ''''' Warning: Backcountry or "out of bounds" skiing and snowboarding is hazardous and special precautions must be taken.
 
** Whistler-Blackcomb ski patrol provides avalanche control for in-bounds terrain only. Simply ducking under a rope, but staying near the ski resort, is still considered "backcountry" or "out-of-bounds."
 
** Take an avalanche safety course & first aid course first.
 
** Do not travel in the backcountry alone.
 
** Always carry self-rescue equipment; shovel, probe, and avalanche transceiver at a minimum.
 
** Check the local avalanche bulletin before deciding to go in to the backcountry ''''' http://www.avalanche.ca/forecast/whistler-blackcomb.
 
  
 
* <do name="Whistler Mountain Bike Park" alt="" address="access from Skiers Plaza" directions="" phone="1-866-218.9690 (toll-free) or +1 604-904-8134" email="" fax="" url="" hours="10AM - 5PM daily mid-May to mid-Oct. Open until 8PM during summer" price="Lift tickets regularly $51, $44 early season">During summer, the skiing paradise turns into a biker's paradise with a handful of lifts carrying bikers and bikes up the mountain. There are over 50 runs and 4,900 feet of vertical catering to all skill levels. Tracks include single trails and fast race tracks with spectacular jumps and some Northshore elements have been built. Bikes can be rented at the base of the Whistler gondola.</do>
 
* <do name="Whistler Mountain Bike Park" alt="" address="access from Skiers Plaza" directions="" phone="1-866-218.9690 (toll-free) or +1 604-904-8134" email="" fax="" url="" hours="10AM - 5PM daily mid-May to mid-Oct. Open until 8PM during summer" price="Lift tickets regularly $51, $44 early season">During summer, the skiing paradise turns into a biker's paradise with a handful of lifts carrying bikers and bikes up the mountain. There are over 50 runs and 4,900 feet of vertical catering to all skill levels. Tracks include single trails and fast race tracks with spectacular jumps and some Northshore elements have been built. Bikes can be rented at the base of the Whistler gondola.</do>

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