One of the best parts of Ski Callaghan is that it’s super family friendly, even with infants and toddlers in tow!
- Nordic skiing
Start at the Alexander Falls Touring Centre. The folks at Access Callaghan Ski Shop will be happy to set you up with cross country ski rental equipment and a ski chariot to bundle your little one into. From here you can ease into a cross country ski rhythm that will follow the ‘Madeley Creek Loop’ over two bridges, before you reach the ‘Olympic Connector’. From this point you can follow the ‘To Daylodge’ signs that will lead you to the base of Whistler Park’s impressive Ski Jumps. Keep left to head towards the welcoming warmth and treats that await at the Brandywine Day Lodge. This offers a great pit stop to take a break and cozy up with some hot beverages and a well earned lunch. Towing a chariot can certainly burn some extra calories! If you’ve got the time for it, guests are welcome to borrow a toboggan from Rainbow Rentals downstairs and head to the Snow Fun zone for some family toboggan time. When you are ready, simply ski back to Access Callaghan Ski Shop and head home with rosy cheeks and happy memories.
For those wanting a slightly gentler pace, Ski Callaghan has some beautiful winter wonderland snowshoe trails. So bundle up your little one into your baby backpack and head on up to the Alexander Falls Touring Centre. Grab some snowshoes from the Access Callaghan rental shop if needed, and head out onto some beautiful trails. For a shorter ‘stroll’, you can follow the Wetland Wanderer trail from the Alexander Falls Touring Base over to the Brandywine Day Lodge for a welcome pitstop and warm-up before heading back. For a bit of a longer snowshoe, head off the Wetland Wanderer trail onto Madeley Explorer which follows alongside the beautiful Madeley Creek for a couple of km, before crossing over and heading back south, joining onto the Biathlon Explorer trail for another couple of km back to the other end of Wetland Wanderer.