When Vancouver was named as the Host City of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, Whistler provided the ideal location for some of the skiing events. Since the Olympics were awarded to Vancouver and Whistler in 1998 preparations have been underway to make this a fantastic event for competitors and viewers alike.
Olympic Events at Whistler
Whistler itself will be home to three of the major competition venues for the 2010 Olympic Games, including: the Alpine Skiing events on Whistler Mountain, and the Bobsled, Luge and Skeleton events at the Sliding Centre on Blackcomb Mountain, as well as the Nordic, Biathlon and Ski Jumping Competition events in the Callaghan Valley. For the Paralympic Games, Whistler will be host to all the Alpine Skiing events as well as Biathlon and Cross-Country events.