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    The other pair of the ring

    by shavy Updated Jul 9, 2014
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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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    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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    Whistler & Blackcomb Mountain

    by wiu_steve Updated Dec 8, 2005
    Riding down the gondola at Whistler Mountain

    Even if you do not ski, you simply must take a ride in the gondolas up each of the mountains. For CAN$25 each, you can buy a sightseeing ticket to the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler mountain which is just about at elevation 6,000ft. The ride is about 15-20 minutes up to the top. The views once you get there are amazing. Your ticket is valid for 1 day and can also be used to ride the gondola on Blackcomb mountain. During the summer months you can enjoy hiking on the mountains with the same breathtaking views.

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    SUPPORT LOCAL TRANSPORT

    by jhorsfield30 Written Oct 22, 2005

    Whilst visiting whistler, I was surprised by local events arranged by newspapers and radio stations in co-operation with local community.

    Events to support the use of public transport, a barbique event at the gonzala at the top of whistler village, the hotdogs were well recieved by all on a partiuculary nice day in early oct, and even though they had then been the last day of events. I put my name down and enjoyed the local cuisine over a portable camper.

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    Yoga

    by mandeeuk Written Mar 20, 2006

    If you are looking to pick up a yoga class while in Whistler, I'd definitely recommend the Solarice Wellness Centre right at the entrance to the main village. The instructor was very interactive and it was a good class size, not too busy. Plus, the studio is upstairs and has great views and lots of windows. You can pay on a per class basis or buy a group of classes at once.

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    Take the gondola up the mountain during the summer

    by Adrijana15 Written Apr 12, 2005
    Marko on the gondola-don't be deceived he's scared

    During the summer months, starting from $25 you can take the gondola up the mountain to do some alpine hiking and/or biking. It is wonderful! very scenic and if you're lucky the locals will take you on a tour to see the bears! Don't forget to bring some warm clothes-it gets chilly up their!!

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    skiing

    by Independent_Traveler Written Apr 13, 2005

    I was looking for a beginners slope. I am a novice, skiiing once every three years. So, every three years, I am a beginner.

    I am used to the "bunny hills" in some ski resorts in Southern Caliofrnia. So when we went to Whistler and took a gondola for the beginner's slope, I was a bit concerned when after several minutes, we were still on the gondola without any sight of where to unload.

    It was a long way down for a gently sloping beginner's slope. It made my knees really tired. But it was a great ride.

    Just to review my turns again, I enrolled in a ski class. My ski instructor is a young lady from Australia, who goes from country to country to teach skiing.

    What a lucky girl, to see the world by using what she likes doing most - skiing.

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    Bear tours

    by Pat&ZoAnn Updated Nov 11, 2003
    Black bear viewed from the comfort of our vehicle

    This is the reason we came to Whistler. Our guide was renowned bear expert Michael Allen.

    We started at the base of Whistler Mountain just before daybreak, and the guide took us up both Whistler and Blackcomb to areas he knew bears would be feeding. Unfortunately, the bears had mostly finished feeding just before we were there, but we did get up close and personal with a couple of them.

    As well as bears, the view was quite spectacular. Click here to view a short video of BC wildlife, including the bear we saw. May not work with dial-up connection.

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    Ski Whistler-Blackcomb

    by scargo Written Dec 26, 2004
    Whistler Valley & mountains from Whistler Saddle

    Two trips now to Whistler-Blackcomb. Pre-Christmas trips, both times. 2003 was pretty good conditions. December 14-17, 2004 was not so good. The lower half was ice or mush and hard on skis. I found a few good runs up on top. I think I prefer Blackcomb, for pure, advanced, alpine skiing. But, I have yet to ski powder there in December. (:

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    Snowboard!

    by InFlames Written Apr 22, 2004

    Got to go to Whistler/Blackcomb!
    Not to miss!
    A lot of ***!
    Banf! Lake Louise!

    Ski, kayak, snowboard, fishing, hunting, canot, Vtt, seadoo, boat!!!! etc!! Hiking! dahh

    There's so much to do there!!

    You gotta go to see it!!

    Huge mountains!

    oh i forgot!!! Mountains bike!

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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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    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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    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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    Views

    by MM212 Written Mar 11, 2012
    Views from Blackcomb Mountain, Feb 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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    Ziptrek

    by lisha74 Written Dec 16, 2010
    Stepping off the ledge on the zipline

    LOVED this!! Expensive, but completely worth the money. We went during the 2010 Winter Olympics and I understand they altered their regular courses a bit during that time. The trip up the mountain even included a ride on a snowcat, which I had never done before.

    The tour itself lasted about 3 hours and included 5 ziplines. Two tour guides accompany you and give you a little nature education throughout the tour. But don't worry - its done in a very casual way and never gets preachy. Our guides in particular were fantastic! They had us laughing for most of the tour.

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