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Feb 23, 2009 - W-h-i-s-t-l-e-r!!!!!!!!

Wow, we loved it. Just spent the week skiing with our friends in Whistler, B.C. Over the last 25 years we have only skied California slopes. The Whistler-Blackcomb mountain will be the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics. There was record low snow according to the locals, but for us California skiers, it was a real treat. We skied glaciers, used T-bars (weird T type contraption that pulls your butt up the hill) ate Sockeye Salmon for lunch at an awesome hilltop log cabin and posed with the stone man which is the Olympic logo (forget what he’s...

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Tales of Blue Aweigh

Jul 30, 2008 - Kelowna - Whistler (418 km)

Kelowna - Whistler is het langste traject op onze tocht door Canada. We verlaten Kelowna en komen al snel opnieuw in een heuvelachtig landschap dat langzaam aan opnieuw bergachtiger wordt. Highway 97C is erg mooi en rustig. Zo gaat het naar Merrit, een klein stadje waar houtnijverheid opnieuw centraal staat. Na Merrit nemen we de HW 12 naar Spences Bridge. Na iedere draai wacht ons een prachtig landschap met valleien met ranches.Hier is er echt weinig verkeer... een auto of 3 per uur? Spencers Bridge lijkt op het eerste gezicht enkel een...

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Sep 2, 2006 - Whistler, British Columbia

Beautiful British Columbia is the motto on their number plates and with reason. I had not imagined that BC would be as mountainous as it is. On the advice of my Ontarian campsite neighbours in Lake Louise, I took Route 99 to get to Vancouver and it did indeed prove to be very scenic: towering mountains, no less majestic than those in the Rockies proper, and quiet forlorn lakes. Then I came to Whistler, the venue for the Olympic winter games in 2010. If I remember correctly, this was the corruption-tainted election that led to the sweeping...

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Jun 20, 2006 - CANADA: Whistler

Whistler is the famous ski resort located a few hours drive from Vancouver, as I am sure many of you know. You can ski all year round here, however at this time of year (summer!) you can only ski on the Glacier which as you can imagine is a littlle icy. I decided not to attempt skiing or boarding, especially after seeing 2 people come off the mountain in stretchers in the first aid chairlift! Whistler has amazing scenery and lots of summer activities (bungee, white water rafting, bike parks, hiking etc etc) so was well worth a visit. I...

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Sep 7, 2004 - Labour Day Weekend

Long weekend is now officially over. Had a great time on Saturday playing ball and bbq'ing all day Saturday for William and Soren's birthdays. Played a ton and enjoyed a little roast pig...yes...entire pig. Yeesh...that's enough to turn you vegan! Did a little dancing at Caramelo (sp?) at Bar No Fun, which was...fun. Great music Saturday nights! Perfect dancing music! Aside from that, it was the weekend of the pack. Stuck in packing hell, only about halfway there. Heard that Jo and Pascale captured Bronze tier III at Nationals and Linda...

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Ari's India Tour

Jul 3, 2004 - Skiing and the cool people

So, Whistler was great. The 2 hour journey from Vancouver was a relative breeze given the amount of miles I've done in the past couple of weeks and the weather was nice. The town itself is lovely, in a self-contained, "designed" Center Parcs kind of way but there's so much to do it's untrue! I arrived about lunchtime-ish so afer a trip to KFC (exciting and dangerous, I know) I wandered around the main square (called the Village stroll) avoiding mounties and skateboarders alike, grabbed some food then took off up the mountain. Yes everyone,...

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Dec 21, 2001 - Whistler

Byron and Alicia had a group Chalet at Whistler, so Jemima and I joined them for a weekend trip to Whistler and went skiing. When we arrived, we all settled in and went to the pub of course, for a few drinks. we had a good night. The morning was -25 degrees and the wind was whipping up so the outside temperature was around -40 degrees. It hurt to be outside and it didn't seem to matter how many layers we wore. Of course the boys all decided it was not a good day for skiing and being on the mountain. Alicia thought it was definitely a good...

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