The 2023 XTERRA Whistler takes place in and around Lost Lake featuring some of the most scenic trails in the area.
For 2023 we are now a Fall race. Weather conditions may be variable, but it’s usually a stunning time of year in Whistler. Plan to race in any type of weather, in temperatures ranging from 8C to 21C and rain to sun!
Check out our courses with links to high res maps below
The swim will take place in Lost Lake; at this time of year we expect the water to be reasonably cold (~15-18C). However, air temperatures may be cool in the morning. ITU has a specific formula for air and water temperatures.
While we cannot guarantee anything, expect to swim the full distance of your race. But also expect wetsuits to be mandatory.
The Sprint distance will be a single 750m loop and the Championship distance will a 1500m swim, consisting of two loops of the Sprint course, with a beach exit after the first loop.
Each distance will be a mass start as the Sprint race is on Saturday and the Championship distance on Sunday.
The start area beach is large and the swim course will provide lots of room for racers to spread out. Swimmers with less experience or anxiety may self-seed to the rear of each wave. (Click map to download a bigger map)
* Swim course Cut off times: 30mins for the Sprint distance (750m) and 60mins for the Championship distance (1500m).
* We have a couple of small updates on the bike course for 2023 which will give you a bit more time on the wider stuff before hitting the single track on lap one.
Updated course can be found here on Trailforks
We will also have the map below updated shortly to reflect the changes.
I’ll have a GoPro ride-through soon..
The bike course is all within the Lost Lake biking/hiking trails and ranges from gravel road, to double track greens to more technical blue single track trails. There are no black trails on the bike course. Trail ratings in Whistler may differ from your local riding area. The course does include rooty and rocky sections, and technical uphills and downhills. Some trails are ridden in opposite direction to traditional flow, and the course includes a challenging hike-a-bike section. Athletes are strongly encouraged to pre-ride the course. Sport Category will complete a single 12.6km loop of the Bike Course while Championship Category will complete 2 loops totalling 25.2km. Click the map to download a PDF of the course.
TURN BY TURN DIRECTIONS
Lost Lake Beach —> right onto Lost Lake Loop —> left onto Upper Panorama at Proposal Corner —> left onto Tin Pants —> right onto Peaches n’ Regalia —> left onto White Gold Traverse —> left onto Soap Connector —> right onto Spruce Grove Connector —> right onto Centennial trail —> left onto Ms Pinky —> across onto Toads of the Short Forest —> across Hydro Cut onto Gee I Like Your Pants —> Son of Mr Green Jeans —> Jellyroll Gumdrop —> right onto Old Mill Road —> Hydro Hill —> Old Mill Road —> right Lower Panorama Connector —> right onto Pinnochio’s Furniture (and up the hike-a-bike line on right) —> right onto Tin Pants —> right onto Torture Never Stops —> Disco Boy —> Dina Moe Hum —> left onto Gypsy Drum —> left onto Centennial —> right onto Tin Pants —> right onto Fountain of Love —> right onto Tin Pants —> (Championship racers carry through Tin Pants to Lap 2 and repeats course) Sprint racers turn left onto Upper Panorama —> turn Right onto Lost Lake Loop —> Finish. Championship racers at the end of the second time through Fountain of Love —> right onto Tin Pants —> left onto Upper Panorama —> turn right onto Lost Lake Loop —> Finish!
The run course is within the Lost Lake biking/hiking trails and will range from gravel road, to double track green to more technical blue trails. There are no black trails on the run course. The Sport Category will complete a single 5km loop with a turnaround at an aid station while Championship category will carry on running the Sea to Sky Trail with majestic views of Green Lake and surrounding mountains returning on Green Lake Loop and back into the Lost Lake trail network to the finish.
Click the images to view courses in detail.