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Whistler Olympic Park

Whistler Olympic Park
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Connect with your family and friends at Whistler Olympic Park, in the beautiful Callaghan Valley - just South of Whistler! In the winter, create memories through cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and biathlon. Find yourself in the Park’s spectacular landscape, discover its Olympic legacy and learn about the athletes’ stories of glory and gold. Take a lesson, or introduce your child to Nordic ski disciplines such as cross country, biathlon or even ski jumping in one of the youth lessons and camps. In the summer, experience the Olympic legacy, its sports and the breathtaking mountain and valley views at your own pace during a self-guided visit, discover the Olympic sights and interpretive signage. Whistler Olympic Park is a non-profit organization, and all proceeds from our recreational offerings and ticket/pass sales go directly towards growing sport and supporting Nordic athletes!
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SAcouple86
123 contributions
Not worth the stop
Aug. 2020
It’s a pity that this Olympic Park is so rundown and deserted. Everything is closed down - the information center is literally empty and closed. We hiked up to the top of the ski jump- view was amazing and could appreciate the art of skiers and their talent. But for $10? I don’t think it was worth it at all.. it feels so desolate.
Written August 24, 2020
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Bob B
Brackendale, Canada80 contributions
Want To Channel Your Inner Biathlon Shooting Energy
Aug. 2020
Want to channel your inner biathlon rifle shooting energy? A Biathlon Rifle Shooting experience at the Whislter Olympic Park will satisfy this desire. We went up on a sunny Sunday to be shown how biathletes shoot their 22 rifles at distant targets. With the demo done, it’s time for you to follow their lead and fire away at the targets. You are given the option of choosing a wide or narrower target. I did pretty well on my first round, then moved to the narrower target…it was more challenging...have to keep your sighting really steady.
It’s interesting to hear the guide relate of the routine the biathletes go through. Another interesting thing is that the positions visitors shoot from are the one closest to the wind blocking wall. These are the priority ones for the athletes would compete to get, as the ones farther away from the wall would encounter more wind, which can affect the shooting.
The Biathlon Shooting is done in a social distancing manner. Disc Golf is also offered. The Biathlon experience is offered Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday until August 30th. There is also a winter Biathlon shooting experienced offered.
After our shooting experience, we hiked around, catching a look at the ski jump set-ups. The big bonus was walking around in the fresh alpine air.
Written August 23, 2020
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TravelDiva9090
Edmonton, Canada17 contributions
Very quiet, not much to see
Aug. 2020
Took a couple of pics and left. Everything was closed and nothing much to see. I was disappointed that we were still charged $10 to go in when EVERYTHING was closed. Took a pic in front of the olympic sign and left. The whole place looked pretty run down as well
Written August 12, 2020
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bm93travel
Vancouver, CA117 contributions
Great for hikes and biathlon experience
Jul. 2020
A large number of trails to explore and a ski jump scramble for those who want a bit more of a challenge! Plus great people at the biathlon experience to get you shooting in no time. Bring your mosquito repellent for the trails!
Written July 18, 2020
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DCDC
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Showshoeing Magic with Biathalon
Feb. 2020 • Solo
Highly recommend this amazing experience travelling through the amazing trees surrounding the Olympic Park. Mike was a great guide, knowledgable about the park, Whistler history and was very prepared and tuned into what was wanted on the trip. It was really fun to shoot the Biathalon rifle at the place where I watched the event on TV back in 2010. Great facility and a must for anyone who loves the outdoors and wants a change/alternate from skiing or snowboarding.
Written February 7, 2020
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X-Land
Whistler, Canada23 contributions
Real Snow at WOP!
Dec. 2019 • Solo
Thanks to the crews at Whistler Olympic Park for laying down a great XC track of snow (summer stored) where no other natural snow exists. Let’s hope this is not the new normal for the early season but the 1.3 km track is beautifully groomed for Skate or Classic skiing.
Get out there and enjoy a great workout with little crowds then finish up with some amazing and healthy food from Whistler Cooks at the Day Lodge.
Written December 1, 2019
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Chris&Janey
Yoxall, UK571 contributions
Quite a surprise at our late afternoon visit
Aug. 2019 • Couples
Thought it would be good to see the site of the Olympics. It was a nice drive and we saw a black bear on the way, our first during this our first visit to BC from the UK. We arrived within an hour of closing time and the friendly attendant let us in for free. We got to see the ski jumps, biathlon and cross country areas. Lovely scenery. We also as a bonus got to see yet another black bear which was very close to our car. All in all a great experience.
Written August 29, 2019
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Alex A
3 contributions
Great experience!
Aug. 2019 • Family
Lifetime experience. Very interesting presentation of biathlon competition. Jane showed us basics of biathlon shooting. Really worth money. Each of my family tried four times it was not hard to hit target.
Written August 25, 2019
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Storyteller708253
14 contributions
Just breathtaking
Sep. 2018
Everywhere you look your just loaded with beautiful scenery. Beautiful summer weather combined with the wonderful nature was incredible with recommended to anyone who likes views and scenery.
Written August 14, 2019
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Abby Deveney
London, UK136 contributions
E-bike rental demands high mountain biking skill. You were warned.
Aug. 2019
This was not fun. It was not recreational. It was difficult and disappointing.
And I think the Olympic Park people must rephrase and update the words and images used on their website to promote their e-bike and biathlon tour.
But I'm getting ahead of myself.
I booked the e-bike and biathlon tour for my husband and myself. I am a confident cyclist on paved and gravel paths on my self-propelled hybrid bike. I spend many hours on it each week. And I've rented e-bikes before; I'm no stranger to how they ride.
I believed this was meant to be a tour, as in we'd ride around gravel roads and get some history about the Winter Olympics and perhaps develop an understanding of how the site is used now, the Olympic legacy.
This wasn't to be.
After a brief explanation of the e-bike, without even a loop around the almost empty parking lot to test out the various controls, our guide bashed down a hill, with two members from our four-member group well ahead with her.
No explanation of what to expect on the ride, where we'd go, nothing about what the terrain was likely to be, what she intended to show us.
And nothing about the winter Olympics or the legacy.
The other two in our group clearly had extensive experience of mountain biking difficult terrain, and made this very clear. The skill levels were well out of sync.
I was at the back of the group, tempted to turn back very early on.
Instead I expressed to our guide my concerns that she would be taking us on terrain that was beyond my ability. I made it very clear early on that I did not have the experience of the other two and that I was worried.
I was tempted to turn back on my own (I so wish I had done) but my husband encouraged me to continue. Big mistake.
Confronted after a sharp corner with a steep uphill climb over stones and gravel, the guide shouted at me to drop to lowest gear and pump up the electric power.
Well ... that wasn't happening.
After a lot of discussion, some of it quite unpleasant, I was very upset and I abandoned the activity. Our guide called park staff who came to collect me in a truck.
I expressed to staff back at the park lodge that the activity was not properly characterized on the website.There is nothing online about mountain biking on rough terrain. The photo shows happy people gliding over some kind of easy to ride path.
I told lodge staff the guide should aim the tour to the ability of the weakest in the group, something I also told our guide while we were out on the trail.
I told both the desk staff and our guide while on the trails that the group should be split into two, to ensure everyone was enjoying the activity at a comfortable level. I was told they did not have the staffing to do this.
If you can mountain bike on steep and rocky terrain, standing as you descend, and you are happy travelling at speed, without actually seeing the sights, you will be fine.
The lodge staff listened to my experience and provided a refund without being asked.
My husband went on to do the shooting at the biathlon range while I sat in the park lodge and he said it was great fun.
**But here's the killer ** ...
Reading the reviews here after my experience, I see other guests have had EXACTLY THE SAME THING HAPPEN. As recently as July there is a review from a woman who recounts an almost identical experience on this tour.
Coincidence?
I hope the Olympic park staff and the legacy organization that operates this facility take serious note of this feedback.
There are lots of things to do in Whistler that are way more educational, while being challenging, and also fun.
Written August 13, 2019
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