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Elevation Gain
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Trail type
Loop
Distance
13.00 km (8.08 mi)
Warming hut
Yes
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The high alpine zone above Squamish has been used by people for all sorts of activities for years, but since the construction of the Sea-to-Sky Gondola, the summit has become very popular with adventurers and tourists alike.

The access up into the mountains is simple and does not cost very much, especially when you by a season or annual pass. Once at the Summit Lodge, you can choose multiple trails for multiple adventures. Snowshoes can be rented at the lodge and are mandatory on certain trails throughout the winter season.

A few trails take you through the Shannon Basin and loop back to the lodge. Most of the trails converge at some point, so increasing or decreasing your total length of trail can be done if the conditions cause you to turn back. 

The Wonderland and Panorama trails both stay pretty close to the lodge and are the most popular with new visitors. The trails through the woods are well marked and some have interpretive signs explaining some of the history and wildlife in the area. The trail maps all explain in detail the trail elevations and difficulties with approximate times to complete.

The Sea-to-Sky Gondola Summit offers 360-degree views of the beautiful Sea-to-Sky Corridor and is a great way to spend a casual day on the trails or going out farther into the backcountry for bigger adventures.

 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Great views. Alpine access. Food services.

Cons

Big crowds.

Trailhead Elevation

2,788.71 ft (850.00 m)

Net Elevation Gain

-656.17 ft (-200.00 m)

Features

Big vistas
Warming hut

Location

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