Whistler Olympic Park is reducing user fees for backcountry users for the 2012-2013 ski season.  The new fee will be $10 per vehicle.  Backcountry skiers and snowshoers can access the Sproatt, Gin, Hanging Lake, Rainbow Beverley and Puma areas, using the groomed trails to reach the backcountry trailheads.

At Callaghan Country, the reduced price ticket for backcountry skiers on Mainline trail is gone.  Backcountry skiers must purchase a nordic day pass ($22) to use any of the trails, including Mainline to Callaghan Lake and Telemagique Ridge.