Daily Conditions

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Stay up to date on the daily weather and activities available at the Sea to Sky Gondola. Daily conditions are updated at 8:45am each morning.

Hours of Operation

Open 7 days a week 10am - 5pm (6pm last ride down)

Today's weather: Sunny. High of 21C.

Guided Walking tour - 11am & 2pm complimentary walking tours daily meeting at the map in the Summit Plaza.  

Alpine Alley Guided Walking Tour - 1pm on Saturday & Sunday only.  Tour designed for children.  Meet at the map at Summit Plaza.

Trail Status      

Spirit Trail - Open.  An easier, stroller friendly walk.

Panorama Loop - Open.  Stroller friendly walk. 

Only the Spirit Trail, Panorama Trail, the decks, & the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge are suitable for travel without good, outdoor footwear.

Alpine Alley Trail -  Open.  Maps at the entrance for self-guided childrens educational experience.

Wonderland Lake Loop OPEN -  Main entrance is closed for maintenance. Access is available via Shannon Basin Loop - (follow the back-country access road, turn right at the map, then right onto Shannon Basin Loop).  The entrance to Wonderland is a short distance down on the right side).  

This trail is currently under re-construction.  The improved trail provides increased sustainability in wetland areas and around the pond. The trail is now partly closed in order for the final 'capping' (laying down of a final, consistent, hard surface) to be completed. Thanks to all our guests and staff for understanding while improvements are in progress.

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

Highline Trail - Open.  Short, steeper, intermediate single-track hike with great views.

Sea to Summit - Open. 7.5 km trail from base to summit.  Difficult in places.  Steep, 900m vertical rise.  Intermediate-Expert.  Rock scrambles can be slippery.  Rope assisted climbing in places

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 Marker #69.  

Al's Habrich Trail - Open.  Please use summer entrance only.  Summer connector is a scenic easy-moderate single track trail until the creek crossing.  Travel beyond creek is more difficult and challenging.  Travel beyond Marker 18 is again more difficult and wetter, due to recent snow melting.   This trail is more difficult, back-country hiking, with significant vertical gain.  Rock scrambles and rope-assisted climbing.  Use caution on slippery rocks at view areas.  Travel beyond 'End of Marked Trail' requires back country route finding skills, ability and equipment.  

Backcountry Access Road - Sky Pilot Valley Trail - Open. Travel beyond  winter '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 has stopped issuing daily advisories for this season.  Please note that avalanche danger ratings for the South Coast zone, in which the Sea to Sky Gondola and all associated terrain is located, are: variable from Low to High due to spring conditions.

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 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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