Ski with an Olympian at Four Seasons Resort Whistler

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 8, 2010 3:56 pm

Four Seasons Resort Whistler is following up the 2010 Winter Olympic Games with an unmatched legacy for visitors who missed the chance to be part of the action. This winter and through the end of the 2011 ski season, guests can challenge themselves to achieve gold with the Resort’s exclusive “Ski with an Olympian” package.

In addition to two nights of luxurious accommodation at Canada’s only AAA Five-Diamond hotel or resort, and a two-day lift ticket for two people on Whistler Blackcomb, the exclusive package features a lesson for two with a current or former Olympian or World Cup champion. Notable athletes participating in the program include Canadian skier-x gold medalist Ashleigh McIvor, Rob Boyd and siblings Britt and Michael Janyk.

The lesson is customized to meet guests’ goals, whether improving their skiing technique with expert tips, hearing first-hand stories of Olympic glory, or simply securing bragging rights for years to come. Offered in partnership with Best of Both, a luxury golf and ski outfitter, Ski with an Olympian is available either as a package, or as an add-on activity through the Concierge.

Four Seasons Resort Whistler also makes ski travel a breeze. The Resort offers visitors a way to pack light for their winter getaway with the Ski Lite program. Guests are outfitted from head-to-toe, featuring designer ski wear from Spyder and Prada at the Mountain Products Store operated by Whistler Blackcomb on the lower level lobby. To ensure podium-worthy carving on the hill, the Ski Lite program includes high performance demo equipment from brands such as Salomon, Rossignol and K2 skis or Burton boards.

Once suited up for the snow, guests can keep boots toasty with Four Seasons Resort Whistler’s Ski Concierge. The mountain has never seen service like this – whatever guests need for a flawless day on the slopes, the Resort’s specialised Ski Concierge team can help. Whether shuttling guests to and from the mountain bases, securing lift tickets, organizing lessons or simply offering hot chocolate, the Ski Concierge staff make all the arrangements. Best of all, each day the guest’s equipment is ready and waiting at the base of the mountain, complete with waxed and tuned skis or board and dried boots. And as the sun goes down, the Ski Concierges are there waiting to greet guests at the two mountain bases to take away equipment for hassle-free apres time in the Village.

With an Olympic entourage and unprecedented amenities, visitors may feel like they really are gold medal worthy.