Powder, pow, champagne powder … whatever you call it, skimming through the soft, deep snow is what most skiers and snowboarders live for.
Hosting the Olympics is a big job, but in 2010 Whistler’s long-sought-after dream became a reality when Vancouver won the bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. As the Host Mountain Resort, several of the snow sports and all the sliding sport events were held in Whistler, which spurred the construction of new facilities like Whistler Olympic Park and the Whistler Sliding Centre.
Whistler has some incredible art galleries to discover, with each one showcasing incredible artistic talent and an openness that invites you in to appreciate it. From iconic Canadian wildlife and landscapes, to internationally renowned contemporary works, to graphically enhanced photographic pieces, the full spectrum is yours to explore.
While skiing or snowboarding is often No. 1 on any winter visitor’s to-do list, Whistler has a lot more to offer than just sliding on the resort’s massive slopes. There’s no need for your day to end by mid-afternoon, as many of Whistler’s activities and adventures can be enjoyed after the mountains close.
Gillian Gowling gets almost as much of a kick out of seeing youngsters succeed in the Whistler Olympic Park (WOP) biathlon range as she does competing in the sport herself.
Winter is a magical season in Whistler, and not just because it’s home to North America’s leading resort for skiing and snowboarding.