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    Till when are Squamish, Whistler and areas near vancouver ridable?

    Hello,

    Thinking of heading to BC (Vancouver) next Fall. If Im not mistaken Whistler bikepark closes in September. Generally till when are trails near vancouver and in squamish ridable and do ppl ride at all there in winter (fat bikes etc) or is it nearly impossible to ride in BC in winter. I have never been..

    thanks!!

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    It depends on the winter, last winter there was almost no snow on the lower mountain sides (under 500m) for much of the winter on the North Shore and in Squamish, and in Whistler where it is about 600m higher in elevation, the lower natural trails were rideable in late February (they did get some snow later) but the Lost Lake XC ski trails were open to bikes in March. And then there's winters where we have a couple of feet of snow in November. This 2015/2016 winter is another El Nino winter so it will likely rain more than it snows. But next winter could be warm and wet or cold and snowy.

    Dec 24/2014 ride

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    Jan 20/2015 ride

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    Feb 22/2015 ride

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    September is maybe the best time to ride up here, pleasant temps and less crowded trails. Generally October is snow free on the trails below 500-600m elevation, and sometimes much higher. Usually in August Environment Canada issues a 3 month seasonal forecast that indicates if it will be warmer or colder than normal and if we will have more or less precipitation than normal.

    Here's a webcam at the Whistler Lost Lake trail network

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    thx

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