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Create Your Own Olympic Fun & Games All Winter At Whistler, Near Vancouver

February 10,2018 21:50

And best of all you can emulate the games throughout the winter season on world-class Olympic facilities. And so far there's been over 23 feet of snow -- and counting: -- Strap on the skinny skis in the Callaghan Valley at the Whistler Olympic Park ...


Lea Lane , Contributor I travel the world: smart, luxe -- and often. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.

At Whistler, North America's biggest ski resort. (Photo: Brühl/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

On a trip to Seoul two years ago to preview the 2018 Olympics venue at Pyeonchang, I got caught in a blizzard on the road, and had to turn back. Disappointing. But the years of excitement and work involved are paying off these two weeks.

Blizzard on my way to Pyeonchang (Photo: Lea Lane)

Like many 0f us, I tend to measure time by Olympic Games. And I remember a happy time in my life watching the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games at Whistler.
The Olympic facilities at that venue remain there for all to enjoy, and the Olympic spirit remains alive. Whistler/Blackcomb  -- one of the biggest ski resorts in North America, and consistently rated as one of the best -- is located in the Coast Mountains 75 miles north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Celebration is an essential aspect of Whistler: a wide range of year-round programming, festivals, events and entertainment for all ages and audiences. But winter is when it shines.
The resort offers 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels, as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and activities from skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports.
While the world turns to Pyeongchang, Whistler will be celebrating that spirit with daily broadcasts, exhibits and activities.You can cheer this year's Olympic athletes at Whistler Olympic Plaza until February 25, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Watch the CBC broadcast of Pyeongchang 2018 on the big screen, warm up with a hot beverage and capture the quintessential shot with the Olympic Rings before the flame burns out.
And best of all you can emulate the games throughout the winter season on world-class Olympic facilities. And so far there's been over 23 feet of snow -- and counting:
-- Strap on the skinny skis in the Callaghan Valley at the Whistler Olympic Park, home to all Nordic events in 2010. The park also offers biathlon, snowshoeing, and tobogganing for unique adventure you can't find at most resorts.
-- Slide down Whistler Mountain’s Dave Murray Downhill and emulate the athletes who competed there eight years ago in the downhill, slalom, giant slalom, super-combined and super G races.

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