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THE COURSE

The 2024 XTERRA Whistler takes place in and around Lost Lake featuring some of the most scenic trails in the area.

We are a Fall race, in the mountains and that means 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 5C in the early morning to 21C and rain to sun!

Check out our courses with links to high res maps below

SPRINT

CHAMPIONSHIP

THE SWIM

The swim will take place in Lost Lake; at this time of year we expect the water to be reasonably cold ~14C (57.2F) -18C (64.4F). However, air temperatures may also be cool in the morning. ITU has a specific formula for air and water temperatures.

Swim rulings will be made 1 hour before the swim starts. We have never not held our full distance swim.

While we cannot guarantee anything, expect to swim the full distance of your race, and expect wetsuits to be mandatory.

The Sprint distance is a single 750m loop and the Championship distance is a 1500m swim, consisting of two loops of the Sprint course, with a beach exit after the first loop.

Each distance is a mass start. 

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)

Course on FatMap

*  Swim course Cut off times: 30mins for the Sprint distance (750m) and 60mins for the Championship distance (1500m).

 

THE BIKE

Course on Trailforks

Our course is not easy. Even though XTERRA Whistler is run on Whistler’s easiest mountain bike trails, it is still a challenging course for some. That being said. We have had athletes in their 60’s and 70’s complete the course. We do recommend athletes pre-ride the course if that is a possibility. We will also be offering pre race clinics. 

** Click HERE for a high res updated bike map**

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, wooden bridgework and technical uphills and downhills. Some trails are ridden in the opposite direction to traditional flow, and the course includes a challenging hike-a-bike section. Athletes are strongly encouraged to pre-ride the course. The Sprint athletes will complete a single 12.6km loop of the Bike Course while Championship athletes will complete 2 loops totalling 25.2km. Click the map to download a PDF of the course.

If you love mountain biking, you will love this 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!

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THE RUN

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 Sprint athletes will complete a single 5km loop with a turnaround at an aid station while Championship athletes 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.

5K course on TrailForks 

10k course on TrailForks

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5K Course High Res Map 

10k Course High Res Map

SPORT DISTANCE

CHAMPIONSHIP DISTANCE

RACE HQ / TRANSITION