The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games may be over, but the magic and legacies they brought to the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) will last for generations to come.
From state-of-the-art sporting venues that hosted nail-biting events to boisterous crowds celebrating in the heart of Whistler, the 2010 Winter Games saw residents and guests from around the globe come together to revel in the magic of winter sport. Pop stars rocked the crowd night after night, performers entertained in the streets and local artists played amid big name acts at medals ceremonies.
Relive the moments and create your own by taking part in the self-guided 2010 Winter Games Tour brought to you by RMOW! Some of the feature locations on this tour are:
Creekside is the birthplace of the Whistler Olympic dream. In 1966, Whistler Mountain officially opened for its first season at the base of Creekside. In 2010, the Dave Murray Downhill, one of the top three downhill courses in the world, hosted the Men’s alpine skiing events. All the Olympic and Paralympic trail networks have been included in Whistler Blackcomb’s Wonder Routes. Pick up a Whistler Blackcomb trail map to find out more.
Whistler Sliding Centre
Sheltered by towering fir trees to maintain perfect track conditions, the Centre specializes in high-performance athletic development and youth and recreational club programs. Take a self-guided tour, summer or winter, when athlete competitions and training aren’t taking place, or experience the rush of the bobsleigh and skeleton first hand.
Whistler Olympic Plaza
Here the world’s best athletes stepped up to the podium at nightly medals ceremonies, with the Paralympic Closing Ceremony concluding Whistler’s role as Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Whistler Olympic Plaza is now a gathering place for visitors and the entire community, which was the vision for this spectacular setting since the early 80s.
Whistler Athletes’ Village
800 locals now call the Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhood, formerly the Athletes’ Village, their home. The Whistler Athletes’ Centre plays an important role in Whistler’s sport hosting capacity, as future Games hopefuls stay at the Lodge and train at the High Performance Centre. This neighbourhood is home to a vibrant mix of residents, host el visitors, and elite athletes alike.
Whistler Olympic Park
Here you’ll find three traditional Nordic sport stadiums in one site: cross-country, ski jumping and biathlon. Now a winter and summer, four-star recreation zone for locals, visitors and Nordic clubs alike, the park features a biathlon range, more than 55 km of recreation and competition trails groomed for classic and skate skiers of all abilities, 20 km of snow shoe trails, hiking trails, a full service day lodge.