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The Whistler Athletes’ Centre prides itself on offering affordable accommodation for individuals and groups, the general public, athletes, sports teams and community groups.
Our facility is conveniently located in the serene Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhood, away from the hustle and bustle of Whistler Village, yet still easily accessed from Highway 99 and within proximity to the town's centre and all it has to offer.
Our Lodge offers 78 comfortable rooms of various configurations. All rooms are private, with some room types providing ensuite bathrooms. The whole facility is fully accessible. Lodge guests have exclusive use of the expansive 70-seat self-serve kitchen, and full catering options can be added for convenience. Equipment storage and amenities such as common rooms make the Lodge ideal for active individuals and groups.
Visiting athletes and sports teams benefit from many services and amenities designed to support their training and competition needs. From easy access to training facilities to a sports services team providing assistance for nutrition/catering and performance-related needs, as well as being in proximity to key venues in the region.
This facility is part of the non-profit organization Whistler Sport Legacies, a Registered Charitable Amateur Athletic Association (RCAAA), and we are proud to support athletes on their way to the podium.
Our Olympic Legacy
During the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the Whistler Athletes' Centre was part of the Olympic Village. Before the Games, the whole Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhood was conceptualized and purpose-built to house the Olympians with a mixture of apartments, townhomes, and hostel-style accommodations. The Olympic Village operated 24/7 for 53 days during the Games, with a village population of 2,850 during the Olympics and another 1,050 during the Paralympics. Athletes living here were competing in Alpine Skiing, Bobsleigh, Luge, Skeleton, Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping, Para Alpine Skiing, Para Biathlon and Para Cross-Country Skiing.
After the Games' conclusion, the Olympic and Paralympic Village was converted to its post-Games life. The majority of townhouses and apartment buildings turned into much-needed affordable housing for Whistler residents. The Olympians' gym became a high-performance training centre (used today by CSI-Pacific, Whistler Gymnastics and other local and provincial sports organizations). The Whistler Athletes' Centre, after being handed over to its parent organization Whistler Sport Legacies in June 2010, continues to provide affordable nightly accommodations in the Lodge, as well as long-term housing for sport, staff, and essential services in our townhomes and the 58-unit apartment building.