A look at Olympic Legacies 

Callaghan Valley Nordic Centre:

The Centre is located 22 km south of Whistler Village and 8 km from the Sea to Sky Highway. The site has already been logged and has seen mining. It is a popular area for backcountry enthusiasts.

It will host four events: Cross-Country, Biathlon, Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping.

Both Olympic and Paralympic events will be held here.

The area will have a spectator capacity of 12,000 people in each of the stadiums, which will have temporary seating and standing areas.

The are two regulation ski jumps of different sizes. There will be 50 km to 100 km of trails.

Following the Games the $102 million Centre will operate as a legacy using an endowment fund.

Construction will begin in April 2005 and will complete by June 2007.

All spectators will be bussed in. Some may then travel by train to Whistler Village along an existing line running parallel to Highway 99. They will catch the train at a temporary station built opposite the entrance to the Callaghan.

Whistler Olympic Paralympic Village:

The decision on where to locate the village will be determined through the Community Sustainability Plan process over the next several months.

The Bid Book locates the village at the mouth of the Callaghan, one of the landbank sites Whistler could choose.

The village will be used after the Games for employee restricted housing and accommodation for competing and training athletes.

If located at the mouth of the Callaghan the Village will be 13 km south of Whistler Village and 20 minutes drive from all Whistler competition venues.

The Village will accommodate 2,000 athletes and coaches in 554 dwelling units. Of the 2,000 beds developed 450 will be wheelchair accessible.

The village is budgeted to cost over $83 million, only some of which will be funded through the capital budget of the Olympic organizing committee.

Whistler Blackcomb Alpine Venues:

All speed events, such as the men’s and women’s downhill, will take place on Whistler Mountain.

Blackcomb Mountain will host the technical events such as Slalom and Giant Slalom.

Total upgrade costs for both mountains are expected to be $23 million.

There will be viewing areas for about 15,000 at each of the venue locations. Each venue will seat 8-10,000 people in temporary seating and the rest will stand.

Modification to the runs will begin June 2005 and will be completed Nov 2007.

Whistler Sliding Centre:


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