Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler,boasts one of the world's most famous ski / snowboard resorts: Whistler-Blackcomb. Just two hours north of Vancouver along the Sea to Sky Highway, Whistler-Blackcomb is a year-round resort that also boasts mountain biking, hiking trails, world-class golf courses, an enchanting village and always a spectacular vista.
Over two million people visit Whistler annually, primarily for its world-famous alpine skiing and mountain biking at Whistler-Blackcomb. Whistler is located on Highway 99 approximately 44 kilometers north of Squamish. Its pedestrian village has won numerous design awards and Whistler has been voted among the top destinations in North America by major ski magazines for the past 15 years.
Whistler is the Host Mountain Resort of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, the first time the IOC has bestowed that designation on a community. Whistler will host the alpine technical and speed events, the sliding events, the Nordic events in nearby Callaghan Valley and all the Paralympic events except the opening ceremonies, sledge hockey and wheelchair curling. The Whistler Olympic and Paralympic Village (commonly referred to as the Athlete's village) will house approximately 2,400 athletes, coaches, trainers and officials. Post-games, the site will be turned into a new resident neighbourhood. The Athlete's Village has been intended to be an Olympic Legacy, yet funding from the provincial government has not been forthcoming. Construction has yet to be begun, and plans and blueprints have yet to be finalized.
Whistler / Blackcomb
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