Whistler, in the province of British Columbia in Canada, is a popular skiing destination near Vancouver. The city will host most of the ski events for the 2010 Winter Olympics and is consistently ranked as one of the top three ski destinations in North America. With more than 5,000 feet of vertical drop and 8,000 acres of ski trails, it is one of the largest ski resorts on the continent.
During the summer time the skiing paradise turns into a biker's paradise. Single trails and fast race tracks with spectacular jumps can be reached comfortably by the chair lift carrying both biker and bike. Whistler also offers some excellent sport and climbing. There are a number of companies that specialize in outdoor adventure travel such as whitewater rafting on the Green or Elaho Rivers and ATV (all terrain vehicle) tours (to name a few examples). Depending on your particular tastes, some or all of these can be extremely entertaining and are generally professionally run.