Monday, August 31, 2009

Whistler, BC - Day 1

We took Friday off and drove up to Whistler BC for the weekend. Neither of us had ever been there before, so it was an adventure. We wanted to check it out before the 2010 Winter Olympics so we would have a reference when we watch it on TV. Plus, neither of us are skiers, so a summer visit seemed much more appealing.
During the summer, they have some hard core bike trails. You can take the ski lifts up the mountain and ride a bike down. Some are easy trails, but some are really crazy with jumps and all.
This is one of the bike runs from the Whistler Gondola as we're heading up the mountain.
At the top of the mountain, at they have this statue. Its one of the Olympic icons. You see them everywhere.
We headed over to the Peak 2 Peak Gondola lift that takes you from Whistler to Blackcomb.
It was pretty amazing.
You can't really tell what its like from the pictures. We were REALLY FAR UP!
After that, we took the ski lift on the Blackcomb side back down to the Village.
We walked over this bridge and Greg had to go down to the water to check the temperature - it was freezing cold water from the glaciers.
Back in the Village you can find these little guys everywhere. They're the mascots of the 2010 Olympics.
Back tomorrow with more pictures.
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