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    Inuksuk - Symbol of Hope and Friendship

    by shavy Written Jul 9, 2014

    The logo of the 2010 Winter Olympics is a symbol of guidance Inukshuk, meaning in the image of man a rugged vast expanse of wilderness the Inuit people would stack rocks into this human form to create a steadfast guidepost providing direction and hope in an unforgiving environment

    The thin horizontal rock representing the Inukshuk's arms functions as the directional indicator where the longer arm points in the direction one should travel to. Some Inukshuk also have a hole in the middle body rock where if looked through one should see the next Inukshuk to travel to. For the Inuit this would help guide them through the treacherous mountain terrain

    I personally like the emblem it's simple and has cultural significance linked to the country's past. It symbolises cooperation and the human spirit, in my view 2 strong messages that the Olympic games have always promoted

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    The other pair of the ring

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    This was another venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The Olympic Rings is in front of the Cypress Creek Lodge .This rings is opposite to the other ring in the village which is constantly visited by tourist, due to his location is not very known but during winter time when the ski season open seems almost everyone wants to have a photo. The ring looks like in deserted area I find it beautiful where green everywhere from trees and the black mountain behind it

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    Olympic Ski Jumps

    by shavy Updated Jul 9, 2014
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    A short drive outside the city center where the ski jumps held during the Olympic games, deep in the heart of the Callaghan Valley a mighty stretch of alpine terrain lies professionally groomed and primed for world class competition. This is like an abandon area a big contrast to the village. This site a little more so than others is destined to leave a legacy for the local community the facility will be accessible to athletes in training, youth recreation programs, and tourist and public admissions

    Not too far from many accommodation Whistler spots, this amazing location is due to host the biathlon, cross-country skiing, ski jumping and Nordic combined events at the 2010 Olympic Games each event has their own specific venue customized to for optimal competition

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    Wandering at the village

    by shavy Updated Jul 9, 2014
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    As I've heard before this trip the design of every buildings are imperative to make a place that is attractive and fun to visitors where there are no cars allow in the village. Whistler Village's pedestrian-friendly architecture raised the bar in resort planning. Luxury town homes which is good to admire and year round resort is ever popular for the abundance of activities on offer here, it's impossible to get bored

    The village is the central area where all the ski-lifts, shops, restaurant and most of the accommodation is located it definitely has the resort-town feel with the stylish short buildings and the pedestrian village stroll. It’s definitely worth to walk around but be aware that most things tend to be more expensive in resort towns like Whistler. The village is not very big and it only takes about 30 minutes to walk from one end of the village stroll to the other when walking at a decent pace

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    Whistler Olympic Village

    by shavy Written Jul 9, 2014
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    A stroll through the village reveals a second set of Olympic rings located outside the Brew House and in front of the Olympic plaza these are definitely worth a visit. In 2010 the village is one of two main areas for athletes participating Olympic Winter Games. Visitors are framed by Olympic rings at Whistler Athletes village

    The ring is the icon of 2010 during the Olympic and is favorite for visitors for taking photograph and very tempted for everyone to pose inside the ring. Whistler is now also recognised for its Olympic history and that is remembered through the sculptures and remnants which still exist in Whistler today

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    The square with mountain background

    by shavy Written Jul 9, 2014
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    Mountain Square along the Village were irresistible one wanders the quaint village walkways from a mile high, eventually funneling down to the glistening village. Hugging up to the village’s pristine perimeters are fabulous five star hotels. As well as retail outlets, there are opportunities for adventure tours here as well. The village has everything and after a day's leisure activities visitors can stroll through the pedestrian only streets and shop or browse at the wide variety of shops and specialty stores, boutiques and fine galleries

    There are also variety of distinctive restaurants, cafes, lounges, and nightclubs with patios. There is a strict building code, the large hotels are built in the chateau style and all buildings are built in quarried stone. This gives the overall impression that Whistler Village is much longer established and lends to a European ambiance. The overall mood here is very relaxed and carefree, people are enjoying themselves and this is reflected in the atmosphere

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    The Village

    by shavy Updated Jul 6, 2014

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    The village is pedestrianized and easy to oriented it is the hub of the valley trail network at the base of Whistler Mountain Bike Park adjacent to Lost Lake Park and a short hop away from Cut Yer Bars. Also you'll find many shops, restaurants and many other things that everyone' s looking for, nice wandering around and admire their beautiful stylish building

    It was quite busy during our visit especially was weekend the youth ones are everywhere with their bikes, and walking through the village can sometimes annoying while some kids driving their bikes without pay attention. This is our first stop before heading to the rockies and it is worth even though just for a short visit. The village also hosts a number of epic biking events throughout the summer so I can't imagine how busy the village during summertime

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    Peak 2 Peak

    by MM212 Updated Mar 11, 2012
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    One of the most spectacular gondola rides around, the Peak 2 Peak gondola links Blackcomb Mountain with Whistler Mountain. The two are separated by a deep valley and each contains a large and separate skiable domaine. Catch these red Peak 2 Peak gondolas in either direction from Rendezvous Lodge in Blackcomb to Roundhouse Lodge in Whistler Mountain. They travel 4.4 kms in 12 minutes in a U-shaped trip down the valley, from an altitude of 1850 metres and back up to the same altitude at the opposite end. The views are breathtakingly beautiful, so bring a camera! This gondola makes it much easier to ski the two mountains on the same day.

    For more photos from this amazing ride, take a look at the travelogue: Peak 2 Peak

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    Views

    by MM212 Written Mar 11, 2012
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    Much like other ski resorts, Whistler is graced by magnificent views. They are made even more stunning by majestic peaks and the deep U-shaped valleys between them. Because the climate here is more humid, fog often lingers at lower altitudes, making it even more scenic. Attached are a few photos.

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    Blackcomb Glacier

    by MM212 Updated Mar 4, 2012
    The hike up to Blackcomb Glacier, Feb 2012

    One of the most challenging experiences in Whistler, skiing the Blackcomb Glacier must not be missed. Beware though: not only is it reserved for the experienced skier, but it also requires a fairly onerous hike up from Showcase T-Bar, at an altitude well above 2000 metres! The descent is quite steep at first but then gradually flattens into a bowl surrounded by towering mountains, which leads to a fairly easy trail along a valley with breathtaking views. Altogether, it is also the longest run in Blackcomb Mountain (16 kms?). This is definitely a memorable experience for those who are up for it.

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    Upper Village

    by MM212 Updated Mar 4, 2012

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    Upper village seen from Excalibur Gondola, Feb12
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    It's called "upper," but it is only 10 metres higher (at 685 metres) than the main Whistler Village. Although a smaller commercial area, Upper Village does have a slightly more exclusive feel to it mainly because it is home to both the Fairmont and the Four Seasons Hotels. It is a bit of a walking distance from the main village, but if you are staying at one of the hotels, there are free shuttle buses around town. The ski slopes of Blackcomb Mountain coverage at the bottom by the Upper Village.

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    Whistler Village

    by MM212 Updated Mar 3, 2012
    Whistler Village by night, Feb 2012
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    The centre of Whistler, where most of the restaurants, shops, bars and hotels are located, is known as Whistler Village. The main thoroughfare is a pedestrianised zone with a couple of main squares and is also where the Whistler Mountain ski slopes converge, at the low altitude of 675 metres. This area is larger than most ski towns I've been to and it can get quite crowded and noisy during peak season even until late night.

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    Skiing Whistler Mountain

    by MM212 Updated Feb 26, 2012
    Whistler Peak, seen from Roundhouse Lodge, Feb 12
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    Whistler Mountain rises to an altitude of 2,182 metres and is skiable from its peak to the main Village base at 675 metres. It is connected to Blackcomb Mountain by the Peak 2 Peak Gondola near the top and the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola at the base. Both mountains are of equal size and offer challenging and beginner level skiing. I spent one day on Whistler Mountain in Feb 2012 (and two on Blackcomb), so I did not get to experience the entire mountain. That day I spent mostly in the Harmony and Symphony bowls, which face Blackcomb Mountain and offer excellent skiing in open areas and between trees.

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    Skiing Blackcomb Mountain

    by MM212 Updated Feb 26, 2012
    Blackcomb Mt @ Glacier Creek - 1545m (Feb 2012)
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    Blackcomb Mountain is the (slightly) higher of the two skiable mountains at Whistler. It rises to an altitude of 2,440 metres, but the highest skiable point is Horstman Hut, at 2,284 metres, while the base, at Blackcomb Daylodge, is at 685m. This mountain lies to the east of Whistler Mountain, and both are roughly the same size in terms of skiing and number of runs and are equally fun and challenging. When I visited in February 2012, I spent two days on Blackcomb Mountain (and only one day on Whistler) only because I was staying in the upper Village (the bottom of Blackcomb Mountain is located in the upper Whistler Village, right next to the Fairmont Hotel). The two mountains are connected by the Peak 2 Peak Gondola up top, and the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola at the base.

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    Exploring the Village

    by Roadquill Written Jan 23, 2011

    The Whistler Village is a collection of sports, clothing and tourist stores, along with restos and bars. The trees are lighted and there is a festive atmosphere. It is enjoyable just to walk through the village.

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