Whistler Olympic Stories

Whistler Olympic Stories

The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games was an exciting and once-in-a-lifetime event for Whistler residents and visitors. Check out our collection of stories written during the Games highlighting the special and spectacular experiences shared by the athletes, the resort and viewers from around the world.

March 24, 2010

paralympics-AgiosParalympic Gold Medal Moments

Canadian athletes struck gold at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games; from alpine skiing to cross-country skiing, three athletes in particular wowed the crowds.

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March 17, 2010

OlympicsWhistler’s Welcoming and Accessible Village

Making Whistler Village accessible and inclusive for everyone is a top priority for the resort.


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Olympic Stories

Accessible Mountain Adventure for All

At Whistler Creekside and at Whistler Olympic Park, Paralympians are transforming alpine and Nordic accessibility into inspirational and uplifting athletic performances.
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February 28, 2010

squibs Whistler’s Most Memorable Moments of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games

There were many defining moments in Whistler during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Find out what we think are the most memorable.
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squibs Paralympic Inspiration Up Next for Whistler

The excitement and spirit of competition live on for another 10 days when the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games kick off on March 12.

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February 27, 2010

squibsCelebrate Whistler-Style

Whistler’s legendary après is the perfect place to celebrate a winning day.


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YVR

Bon Voyage — Vancouver International Airport Serves 39,000 Passengers

March 1, 2010, was expected to be the busiest day on-record for the Vancouver International Airport. Advance planning can help make any trip to Whistler more enjoyable, and part of the adventure.
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February 26, 2010

Arts and CultureAlive and Abuzz - Whistler's Vibrant Arts Scene

The arts and culture featured every day in Whistler during the Games was just a glimpse of what happens year-round.


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Bus

Whistler Transported – and All For a Toonie

During the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Whistler cultivated a new breed of rider – the bus rider.


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February 25, 2010

Olympic StoriesBobsleigh at the Whistler Sliding Centre

Learn more about a unique sliding sports legacy for the Whistler community and its visitors.

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Whistler Ski Bike Golf

Multi-sport Adventures in Whistler

American athletes won both gold and silver medals in Nordic Combined, proving their prowess in two Olympic sports. Find out how to have your own multi-sport adventure in Whistler.
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February 24, 2010

Scandinave Be Well, Ski Well: Sport and Baths the Perfect Combination

What makes Norwegian and Swedish athletes such strong Olympic competitors? We think it might be the baths.

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Whistler Postcards Postcards to the World

TODAY IN WHISTLER…wish you were here! Memorable moments were plenty during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

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February 23, 2010

Ski CrossWhistler’s Ashleigh McIvor Strikes Gold in Ski Cross

Canada’s Ashleigh McIvor won gold in first-ever Olympic Ski Cross race at Cypress Mountain. Find out how you too can surf the rollers on Blackcomb Mountain.

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Athletes VillageOlympic Digs a Great Place to Stay

Feel like an Olympian and stay at Whistler’s famous Athletes’ Village.


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February 22, 2010

Olympic StoreCheer On Your Favourite Teams with Style

The famous Vancouver 2010 red mittens were just part of the cheer wear available to show off national pride and support the teams.

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Olympic Stories

Whistler’s Mayor Walks (and Skis!) the Talk to Sustainability

Olympic cross-country skiing sprint events showcased amazing athleticism and stamina. Whistler’s mayor approaches the cross-country trails as a journey, not a sprint. Read more

February 21, 2010

Ice BarHitting the Ice in Whistler

While hockey fans cheered on their teams in Vancouver, see how hitting the ice took a new twist in Whistler.


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Nation HousesA Cultural Tour of Whistler’s Nation Houses

Various Nation Houses welcomed visitors throughout the Games.

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February 20, 2010

skeletonGames with Gravity and Ice: Whistler Sliding Centre

In a nail-biting finish, Canada’s Jon Montgomery claimed the gold in the Men’s Skeleton race. Find out how you too can experience the thrill!

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mascots

Vancouver 2010 Mascots Kid Approved

Quatchi, Miga and Sumi have a large fan base of kids and adults alike. But what makes these Olympic mascots so special?

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February 19, 2010

Olympic StoriesManuel Osborne-Paradis

We asked Canadian Olympic alpine skiing racer Manuel (Manny) Osborne-Paradis to share his ideal Whistler snow day — when he’s not training or racing — from first run to last chair and beyond…
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medical services

A Network of Support for Boundary-Pushing Athletics and Adventure

Whether you’re an Olympic athlete on the quest for gold, or an outdoor recreational sports enthusiast, adventure can lead to elation… or to injury.
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February 18, 2010

TEDx WhistlerTEDx Whistler

Lively intellectual discussion in the midst of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games mania, as TEDx Whistler pondered sustainable tourism.
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Womens biathletes

Bold, Beautiful Adventures

Female biathletes awed a crowd of cheering, supportive spectators with their incredible performances at Whistler Olympic Park.
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February 17, 2010

Olympic StoriesWhistler’s Terrain Park Rangers Launch Snow-Riders’ Dreams

Whistler’s snowboard terrain parks provide thrills and big air for local snowboard athletes who competed for Olympic gold.
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Olympic StoriesThe Dave Murray Downhill

American Lindsey Vonn owned the course in the Women's Downhill showing exactly how to get from the top of Wildcard, to the base of the Dave Murray Downhill in 1:44:19.
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February 16, 2010

Feist's Return Olympic EngagementFeist's Return Olympic Engagement

22 years later, Feist made her second Olympic performance, lifting the vibe at Whistler Medals Plaza February 16th.
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Olympic apps

Must Have Olympic Apps Pair Function and Fun

Mobile apps made it fun and easy to cheer for your favourite Olympian or track a day on the slopes GPS-style.
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February 15, 2010

Gold-Medal Gastronomy in WhistlerGold-Medal Gastronomy in Whistler

For athletes at the 2010 Olympic Games, food is fuel.  At Whistler’s Araxi restaurant, featured on FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen 2009, food is experience.
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Olympic StoriesControl on the rollers decides podium positions for Men’s Snowboard Cross

Skill, training, mental toughness and a bit of luck – all play into achieving a podium finish. Riding a great board can also make a good rider, great.
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February 14, 2010

Mogul Skiing in WhistlerDiscover Your Ski Style On Whistler's Slopes

Moguls events wowed Olympic spectators as competitors attacked the course with speed and poise. Mogul-enthusiasts are sure to find their perfect run at Whistler Blackcomb.
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DinningLaunching a Love Affair in the Mountains

Recognizing the athletic couples who participated in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
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February 13, 2010

Ammann GoldCauldron Burned Brightly at the First Victory Ceremony in Whistler

With Whistler’s cauldron alight, athletes received well-deserved medals during the fist Victory Ceremony at Whistler Medals Plaza, and a thrilled crowd of spectators received its share of golden moments.
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Athletes That FlyFlying High in Whistler

The first gold medal of the 2010 Winter Games was awarded at Whistler Olympic Park to ski jumper Simon Ammann of Switzerland.
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February 12, 2010

opening CeremonyOpening Ceremonies Marked the Start of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games

The Opening Ceremonies of the XXI Olympiad kicked off the Winter Olympics at BC Place Stadium in a sparkling homage to winter, Canadian culture and athleticism.
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Whistler Olympic Park2010 Olympic Winter Games Held First Event at Whistler Olympic Park

Snow provided a white carpet welcome to spectators at Whistler Olympic Park as the 2010 Olympic Winter Games got underway.
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A wave of red mittens hits Whistler!

On February 5, the community waved their red mittens, cheered on the torchbearers and celebrated the arrival of the Olympic torch on Day 99 with a cauldron lighting, face-painting, the 2010 mascots, singing and drumming with the Squamish First Nation and a performance by Whistler Children's Choir and the Whistler Singers. Juno award winner Barney Bentall and his Grand Cariboo Opry jammed with local musicians and Whistler's own Ali Milner closed the festivities. The torch celebration officially kicked off the arrival of the Games and with the Opening Ceremonies just days away, the countdown is on.

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