Daily Conditions

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Stay up to date on the daily weather and activities available at the Sea to Sky Gondola. Daily conditions are updated at 9:00am each morning.

Please note, the Sea to Sky Gondola is smoking-free facility. Thank you for your support. 

Hours of Operation

Current Hours (Sunday-Wednesday) 9:30am - 6pm (7pm last ride down)

Current Hours (Thursday-Saturday) 9:30am - 8pm (9pm last ride down)

Today's Fire Hazard Level: High Danger

Daily Tours:

11:00am daily - Free guided walking tour.  Meet at the map.

Spirit Trail - Open.  Easy, stroller friendly trail.

Panorama Loop - Open.  Easy stroller friendly with some steeper sections.

Wonderland Lake Loop -  Open.  This  wide, stroller friendly walking path leads to a wooden boardwalk surrounding Wonder Lake (pond) and associated wetlands.   This boardwalk allows us to explore the area, while sustaining the delicate wetlands zone.  WonderView Spur, a steeper, single track hiking trail takes off of and meanders back onto Wonderland Lake Loop Trail.  

Sparky's Spin - Open.  Single track.  Connects with Upper Sea to Summit for a single track loop that is just under 2km. 

Highline Trail - Open. Short, single track, with rapid elevation gain.

Alpine Alley - Open.  Children's hiking trail.  

Sea to Summit - Open. 7.5 km trail from base to summit.  Difficult in places.  Steep, 900m vertical rise.  Intermediate-Expert.  Expect rock scrambles to be slippery.  Rope assisted climbing in places.  Please be aware of the last ride down the gondola - leave yourself extra time.  If you are unfamiliar with trail, it is not recommended to start out after 12 noon.

Shannon Basin Loop - Open.  An intermediate, but longer, (9.8km) loop from the lodge, out to Shannon Creek and then dropping down through the forest back onto a de-commissioned forest service road to return to the Summit.  Between Shannon Creek and Marker #69 expect creek crossings until the trail drops down into the forest at #69.  

Upper Elevation Trails:

RAPID MELTING OCCURING:  Expect high water in creeks and river beds.  Possible bridge wash-outs, and difficult or impossible creek crossings.  Supervise children and pets closely.   Be aware of sink holes and snow bridges near creeks and bodies of water, as well as collapsing snow on the banks of creeks at the upper-most elevations. Please expect changing and challenging trail conditions at this time of year.  Expect slippery conditions. 

All upper elevation  trails have experienced recent melt / freeze conditions and are slippery.   Good,  winter tread boots are a must.  Crampons (micro spikes) or snow shoes are recommended.

Al's Habrich Trail - Open. via summer entrance.  This trail is more difficult, back-country hiking, with significant vertical gain.  Rock scrambles and rope-assisted climbing.  Use caution on slippery rocks, especially if leaving trail at view areas.  Travel beyond 'End of Marked Trail' requires back country route finding skills, ability and equipment.  Expect to find snow if advancing beyond the 'End of Marked Trail'.

Backcountry Access Road - Sky Pilot Valley Trail - Open. Travel beyond  'End Of Marked Trail'  signs requires good backcountry, high alpine, route-finding skills, ability and equipment.  Suitable winter footwear and equipment is required.

Backcountry Advisory

Avalanche Canada reports:  Daily ratings no longer available.

Forecast information can be found at the following linkwww.avalanche.ca/map/forecasts/south-coast.

Please refer to the Avalanche Canada website for special statements for the area.  

During high and extreme avalanche conditions in the South Coast zone - skis and boards will not be uploaded on the gondola.

Safety Notes

  • Wear approriate clothing and good treaded footwear for wet and slippery conditions on trails. Be prepared!
     
  • Small children require close adult supervision, particularly off trail and around water.
     
  • You MUST be prepared with proper gear before your hikes: proper treaded winter footwear, head lamp and extra clothing if venturing out on extended hikes.  Let someone know where you are going.  Carry a fully charged cell phone and plan for darkness and dropping temperatures. 
     
  • Know before you go! The gondola is subject to unscheduled closures due to weather.  Check our website, or check in with Guest Services if the gondola is part of your hiking plan.  You need to be prepared for a 2-way hike.  Use extra diligence during weather events, including forecasted outflow winds. 
     
  • Expect high water in creeks and river beds.  Possible bridge wash-outs, and difficult or impossible creek crossings.  Supervise children and pets closely.   Be aware of sink holes and snow bridges near creeks and bodies of water, as well as collapsing snow on the banks of creeks at the upper-most elevations.
  • Please note that for safety reasons drones may not access the gondola

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