It goes without saying that Whistler Olympic Park is a world-class athletic training facility. One third of the medals given at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver were awarded here. There are more than 130 kilometers of alpine wilderness trails, weaving through mountain scenery and perfect for skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months. It was the first Olympic Nordic sports venue to include all three events (cross-country, biathlon and ski jumping) at the same site. Visitors now can enjoy a wide variety of winter activities, including tobogganing, ski jumping, biathlon and base-boarding. There is also a public cross-country and back country skiing area in the park.
For non-skiers, the extensive Day Lodge has all the indoor facilities one would need. In the summer months, the ski areas become scenic hiking trails for all to enjoy.
The Olympic Park is located 18 kilometers south of Whistler in the Callaghan Valley. It is open daily from November 27 to April 6 from 9 am to 4:30 pm, with extended hours on Wednesdays. Free parking is available.