Some non-Olympic news coming out of Whistler, B.C. In case you hadn't heard, Whistler-Blackcomb is for sale; meanwhile Whistler's owner, Intrawest, is fighting to keep the resort. Intrawest owners Fortress Investment Group missed the final payment on a $1.4 billion loan last year, and its big-bank creditors started foreclosure proceedings against the group.
Up in the colder parts of the world, like the Arctic Circle, there aren't a whole lot of landmarks, no street signs or even old tree stumps to serve as landmarks or help guide travelers. So the natives long ago took to building stone landmarks or cairns called inukshuks.
Like you, we here at SKI Magazine are worried about climate change and what it might to do our sport. Which is why we're happy to report that the Municipality of Whistler -- host of the 2010 Winter Olympics -- has pledged to go carbon neutral by 2010.
Turns out not everybody is looking forward to the 2010 Olympics, the Seattle Times reports. A host of Whistler locals (and some Vancouverites) are unhappy about road and school closures planned for the Games' duration, while ski-rental and gear shops worry that tourists will be too busy watching competitions to bother with actual skiing. For some people, though, the gripes aren't unwelcome. The folks at Oregon's Mt.
Sample the menu with tapas at these high-country hotspots.
Samplings (Frisco, Colorado)
The name says it all at this casual neighborhood bistro on Frisco’s quaint main drag, a few miles from Breckenridge and Copper. Mix and match Chef Michael Weist’s global small-plate cuisine with more than 220 international wines by the glass, bottle or flight. On the menu, try the duck confit ravioli, Tasmanian salmon and smoked buffalo flank steak. Best seat: at the 20-person community table or the chef’s table by the kitchen.