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Sports and Fun in Whistler British Columbia

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An August 2003 trip to Whistler by seis

Lake Placid Lodge (Resort Quest) Photo, Whistler, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: We went for the summer sports adventure trip, including snowboarding. Our adventures included kayaking, rafting, glacier treking, zipline tour, downhill mountain biking, and much more.

Lake Placid Lodge (Resort Quest)

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Hotel | "Lake Placid Lodge"

Lake Placid Lodge (Resort Quest) Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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Privacy and Location at Lake Placid This is an excellent option if you are either a family or a couple wanting extra privacy. The condo was a one bedroom, but could have slept four. We made the reservation through Resort Quest, whom upon checkout gave us coupons (buy one get one night free) to return for ski season. The condo was nice, but there was no reservation desk at this lodge. You had to check in at the marketplace lodge in the vilage. This wasn't very conveniant, but it was worth the discount and the privacy we enjoyed at Lake Placid. Ammenities: The condo had a communal heated pool, hot tub, and barbecue area. Ea...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 29, 2003

Lake Placid Lodge (Resort Quest)
2050 Lake Placid Road
Whistler, British Columbia V0N1B4
866-944-7853

Caramba

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Warm and CozyThe Caramba restaurant calls itself Mediterranean, but it also has a very local flair by incorporating local specialties into traditional dishes. The service was more professional than is common in a lot of BC restaurants, especially the mid-range options. We arrived fairly early for dinner, and there was already a wait. I would suggest reservations, as not, to be put on the wait list, which was being mismanaged to put it lightly. However, shortly after we arrived a manager stepped up to the hostess stand, and things seemed to proceed in a more orderly fashion. The decor is very Mediterranean with rich deep colors, with tasteful candles on every table ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 2, 2003

Caramba
12-4314 Main Street Town Plaza
Whistler, British Columbia
(604) 938-1879

Mountain Biking

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Attraction | "Whistler Mountain Bike Park"

Mountain Biking Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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SCARY! SCARY! FUN!Whistler Downhill Mountain Park is the extreme of all mountain biking. This is what you see in magazines and in videos. This is not your backyard trail. The park is expanding next year and is suppose to add on another 34000 feet of trails. This is unbelievable, because the trails are already so long. After the gondola ride it would take us nearly 15-20 min just to come down the mountain, and we were going at a somewhat conservative pace. Basic Information: The bike park requires a pass, which is approximately 35$. There is an extended play ticket on certain evenings from 3:30 -8:30 for $25. This ticket also comes with a coupon for $10 off food at the Garib...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 2, 2003

Mountain Biking
Mountain Bike Park
Whistler, British Columbia

Ziptrek Ecotours Inc

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Attraction | "Ziptrek Tours"

Ziptrek Ecotours Inc Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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We went on a zip line ecotour with Ziptrek Ecotours The cost is 98 Canadian dollars for adults and 78 Canadian dollars for children. This was pretty pricey, but National Geographic Magazine reviewed it and said it was fun. I have now cancelled this magazine due to all the bad travel information I have gotten from this magazine on several trips. Anyway, the package boasts three hours of zip line fun through a river gorge between the Blackcomb and Whistler Mountain. This is technically true. However, most of the time is spent waiting around and not zipping. You actually wind up going down about six zip lines, which if you totaled up your entire time zipping would be 10 minutes at best. T...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 2, 2003

Ziptrek Ecotours Inc
4290 Mountain Square RR 4
Whistler, British Columbia
(604) 935-0001

Glacier Trekking Tour Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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Basic Information: We went on the glacier tour with Whistler Alpine Guides they are located next to the Market Lodge in the Whistler Village. The price was approximately 100 US dollars per person including lunch and gondola ticket. The phone number for the shop is 604.938.3228. First, let me start by saying this was a group tour, and we did not know the rest of our group. My husband and I are both in pretty good physical shape; we were grouped with two people in their early sixties and their overweight college son. For this reason, our trip was designed to their physical constraints. This was unfortunate for my husband and I. We saw other groups doing much more challenging routes and c...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 2, 2003

Glacier Trekking Tour
Whistler Alpine Guides
Whistler, British Columbia