Submitted by Whiteway Ambassador

It is a brand new year for the Lake Windermere and Lake Lillian Whiteway! With mild weather and little snow so far into the season, mother nature has made trail conditions a little challenging to predict! A skating trail has been groomed on the Lake Windermere Whiteway and surface conditions have been described as “ok” and “not terrible”. There are small cracks and air pockets present, so we recommend everyone keep an eye out while using this trail. There is still not enough snow to set a ski lane but we are optimistic that a groomed lane is not too far off into the future.

The Lake Lillian Whiteway and Junior Johnson Trails are both open for cross country skiing, but could also use some more snow! Both Nipika and Panorama Resorts are open for cross country skiing and we’re told that conditions are awesome.

As we wait patiently for more snow in the forecast, we have officially launched the 2021 Virtual Whiteway Winter Challenge! This year we are adapting our Whiteway Winter Challenge event from a 1-day gathering to a month-long challenge. Participants will register individually or as a team, and will challenge themselves to set a distance goal for them or their team to skate, ski, walk, run, or otherwise self propel themselves across the Lake Windermere Whiteway and/or Lake Lillian Whiteway. More details can be found at