Jan 08

||| WHISTLER, B.C. CANADA |||

by in Canada

 

Get ready. If you like adventures in the mildly cold weather that ivolves ice and snow, then this is the place for you.

TOP  THINGS TO DO RECOMMENDED by Tim and I IN WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.


1. Powder Mountain Catskiing and Heliskiing

We really can’t say enough good things about this place. Mind you, how can you find enough praise when you are seeking fresh powder in the back country of Canada with RAD means of transportation? This is an experience to be had by intermediate riders on skis or snowboards. It is also a once in a lifetime tick off the “bucket list.” Pick a sunny day if you can, wax your sticks, get your GOPRO’s strapped on a pole & your helmet and get ready to be reborn.

2. Try the Skeleton and/or the Bobsleigh at the Whistler Sliding Center.

SKELETON

This short film is of Tim on the Skeleton Track at the Whistler Sliding Center (Olympic track.)

You get 3 tries for $75CDN. Call the center and sign-up for a go! http://www.whistlerslidingcentre.com/activities

There were all sorts of people trying from teenage girls, to bigger men in their 40’s, so….looks like it could be for you?

BOBSLEIGH.

This short film is of Tim and Kevin Graham on a Bobsleigh, which is the 2 man sleigh. Tim was the break man (back) and Kevin was the driver. There are several different entry points on the ice track, and this particular run was taken from the Olympic Women’s start point. In this film there has been no speed increase in editing; it is in real time. Their top speed was 127KPH! Wow! FAST! Currently the Whistler Sliding Center is working on making the Bobsleigh happen for everyone to try…but not just yet! (UPDATE! It is now available to do: http://www.whistlerslidingcentre.com/activities/public-bobsleigh)

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2 Responses to “||| WHISTLER, B.C. CANADA |||”

  1. From SANDY COOKE:

    We are going to be in Vancouver from Nov 15 – 20. Are bobsleds available to try yet? I do not know what a skeleton is, could you explain. Is that still $75 cnd?

    Posted on October 5, 2011 at 9:54 am #
    • From Katie:

      Hi Sandy,

      http://whistlerslidingcentre.com/activities/PublicSkeleton/tabid/235/Default.aspx is the link to the Whistler Sliding Center page on Skeleton. You can start booking on the 14th of October, so I’m sure the track will be ready then. Please contact them for details.

      I’m not sure that you were able to see the video on my page of Tim doing the skeleton, but there is one there if you would like to see him in action. Basically in words though, the skeleton is a sport in which you head down the track on one sled by yourself, on your stomach with your head going first. I’m not sure if it’s still $75 for 3 go’s – you will have to inquire with the Sliding Center on that one. Anyways, the skeleton looks exciting, and I would love for you to send me back a photo of you if you go! ; )

      Best travels,
      Katie

      Posted on October 5, 2011 at 11:42 pm #

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