Saturday, June 19, 2010


We arrived in Whistler, BC, Canada yesterday for our annual visit. This is our twelfth year spending at least a week here - almost all in the summer. We love the summers here. There is lots to do. All services, including frequent, convenient bus service to other parts of the Whistler Village area.

We stay at Creekside on 2/3 of our visits, which is the site of the original gondola and the side of Whistler Mountain where most or all of the alpine skiing events in the 2010 Olympics took place. The finish line of the downhill races and others is literally across the street from Lake Placid Lodge where we stay. Creekside is around the mountain to the south side of Whistler Village. Creekside has a mini-village with stores, restaurants and a Starbucks with a view. But it's small. Much more goes on in the Village about 3 miles away.

We ride bikes on the paved Village Trails - a very extensive network that goes everywhere. We take the gondola to the top of Whistler or three chairlifts to the top of Blackcomb Mountain and hike. And hike below. Sometimes we do water sports, though last summer there was no rental of sailboats available; there is canoing and kayaking. There are enough people around that there are festivals and some free live music.

The photo: aerial shot of the bottom of the Dave Murray downhill course at Whistler Creekside. Click the image for a larger version.

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