As the Official Alpine Skiing Venue of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Whistler Blackcomb have unveil an Olympic Legacy display at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain. With Canada’s record breaking medal haul on home soil, the display illustrates the successes of local Olympic and Paralympic winter athletes as well as Games-time highlights. It records the achievements at the Games of Whistler’s local athletes, Sea to Sky athletes and all medal winners in the alpine events that took place on Whistler Mountain.
“We are very proud to have been the Official Alpine Skiing Venue for the 2010 Games. To see such great performances from our local athletes here and in Vancouver was amazing and we want to share that with our guests,” says Stuart Rempel Senior VP of Marketing and Sales at Whistler Blackcomb.
The display consists of photos and stories including Olympic and Paralympic alpine athletes, the vibe and atmosphere in the village and on the mountain, Didier Defago’s gold medal winning Rossignol skis as well as a replica, wood carved medals podium.
Canadian athletes Maelle Ricker, Ashleigh McIvor, Manuel Osborne-Paradis, Robbie Dixon, Matthew Hallat, Britt & Michael Janyk and many more Sea to Sky athletes are highlighted throughout the display. “With so many great Olympic stories to tell and athletes to recognize from the region and around the world, we wanted to highlight their success while showing our pride as a host venue,” says Rempel.
In addition to the legacy display in the Roundhouse Lodge and permanent Olympic Rings above the Timing Flats in Creekside, there will be a sign at the finish line of the Dave Murray DH listing all gold medal winners of the Olympic and Paralympic Alpine events on Whistler.
In 1966 under the guidance of Franz Wilhelmsen and his dream of someday hosting the Winter Olympics, Whistler Mountain was “Born For The Games”. In February 2010, the long awaited dream came true when Whistler was host venue of the Olympic and Paralympic Olympic Winter Games.
- Vancouver 2010: Read all the related Olympic coverage here.
- Franz Whilhelmsen: Read about Franz’s dream to bring the Winter Olympics to Whistler.