Course

2021 Maps and Profiles

Below are the maps for the courses at Whistler Olympic Park (WOP), which we encourage you to use to ski the Virtual Challenge if possible. This year we are offering the option to ski a single 25 km lap of the two-lap 50 km course. You may, however, ski the distance for which you registered using a combination of your own choice at WOP or at another venue if you are unable to access WOP.

For advanced skiers only, we have provided a map for a single-loop 50 km course, which consists of one lap of the main 50 km course plus an additional 25 km section that includes some of the Callaghan Country trails, which are not groomed on Wednesday and Thursday. Please print out the map (see link in the table below) and take it with you because this section is not signed.

This is a free technique event, which means you can skate or classic ski. For those that plan to use the classic technique only, you can indicate this when you register. We list the technique selected by registrants in the results so that you can compare yourself to others also doing classic.

Course Description Course Map Course Profile

15 km

Loppet (Classic & Skate) 15 km Map 15 km Profile

30 km

Loppet (Classic & Skate) 30 km Map  30 km Profile

50 km

Loppet (Classic & Skate); one loop – 25 km

Single-Loop 50 km – 25 km unsigned add-on for advanced skiers only (link to one lap of main 50 km course at Howe It Goes)

50 km Map

25 km Single-Loop Add-On Map

50 km Profile

10 km Sit Ski

10 km Sit Ski Map

Kids 5 km

Loppet (Classic & Skate) 5 km Mini Map

We reserve the right to revise courses at any time.

Actual Distances May Vary

Please be aware that it is difficult to create courses that measure exactly 5, 15, 30 and 25/50 km when using an established trail system. In addition, homologation standards allow for a shorter course if it contains significant elevation gains (or a longer distance if it is relatively flat). As a result, there will be slight variations between the posted distance and your workout device. Note that undulating terrain results in inaccurate distances being reported by personal GPS devices.

A reminder that the 2021 Payak Virtual Challenge is a virtual event and any oversights or errors are the responsibility of the organizers and not the venue operator where skiing occurs. All ski conditions are for normal recreational use and grooming is subject to the area operator’s discretion.

Course Etiquette

Please follow the government and venue rules in the location for COVID-19 where you will be skiing, maintaining appropriate social distancing and being aware of the public not involved in the Virtual Challenge.