A foretaste of 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Whistler
During the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Whistler Mountain will host the alpine skiing events. With the largest ski area in all of North America, Whistler ski resort can rightly claim itself the number one winter destination on the continent.
For the serious skier who lives life on the edge, there are amazing alpine bowls, steep powder chutes, mogul fields, and secluded tree skiing.
For intermediates and cruising skiers, there are many varied and well groomed runs. Just starting out or never skied before? Whistler Blackcomb has one of the best ski schools in the world.
The distribution of runs according to difficulty is: 20% novice, 55% intermediate and 25% expert.
Snow facilities on the mountain include the Winter Ski and Snowboard School with lessons and scheduled camps, snow parks, pipes, special children's park features, as well as a variety of rental locations and on-mountain restaurants.
From 5th March to 8th March, IPC Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon World Cup Final Whistler Olympic Park, paralympic athletes test their mettle at Whistler Olympic Park. This extremely competitive event is a great precursor to the 2010 Paralympic Games.