Guidebook

Gold Medal Route: The Wonder Routes Whistler

Ski in the tracks of Olympians, following the Gold Medal Wonder Route ski itinerary around Whistler Mountain.

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Description

Whistler Blackcomb is by many measures the largest ski resort in North America. With over 8,000 acres of skiable terrain and 200 trails, it’s hard to know where to begin. Following The Wonder Routes is like being guided by a local- here you have an expertly crafted collection of routes each with its own special character and ability level. The routes will take you on a seamless journey around the mountains so that you get the most out of your ski day.

In 2010 The Winter Olympics and Paralympics took place at Whistler Blackcomb. Now you can ski in the tracks of olympians, following the Gold Medal Wonder Route which will take you to all of the Olympic highlights, from the Olympic rings to the Men’s Olympic Downhill.

**Route instructions: **

Roundhouse Olympic Display
Start on Whistler Mountain at Roundhouse Lodge. You’ll find the Olympic Display inside the front doors.

Men’s Olympic Downhill
From the Roundhouse Lodge, take the popular Upper Whiskey Jack trail around the left side of the Lodge and pass Chic Pea Hut on your right further down the run. Heading in the direction of Orange Peel, turn off to your right and access the Dave Murray Downhill, which was the Men’s Olympic Downhill and Super-G course.

**Olympic Rings **
Ski the Dave Murray Downhill to the Timing Flats just above Whistler Creekside. Looking in the direction up the mountain, you will find a sign indicating every gold medal winner from the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games along with the original Olympic rings.

Dusty’s Bar & BBQ
Stop at Dusty’s Bar & BBQ for a celebratory drink!

Women’s Olympic Downhill
If you’re still wanting more, you can extend your Gold Medal Route by heading up the Creekside Gondola and Big Red Express and taking Little Red Run to the top of the mogul filled Wild Card, which was the Women’s Olympic Downhill and Super-G start. Follow Wild Card down and connect with the Whistler classic Franz’s run, which leads you down the alternate Olympic Course, finishing up at Whistler Creekside.

Sources:
https://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/-/media/whistler-blackcomb/products/the-mountain/about-the-mountain/trail-map/wondersmapallroutesweb.ashx

Upper Whiskey Jack

Upper Whiskey Jack

Whistler Blackcomb
1.0 km
176 m
16 °
Very crowded designated learning area and slow zone
Green (Easy)
Private
Orange Peel

Orange Peel

Whistler Blackcomb
0.5 km
113 m
22 °
Groomer running to the left of the upper pitches of the Upper Dave Murray Downhill
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Upper Dave Murray Downhill

Upper Dave Murray Downhill

Whistler Blackcomb
2.0 km
505 m
30 °
Groomed, steep run great for going fast
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Lower Dave Murray Downhill

Lower Dave Murray Downhill

Whistler Blackcomb
1.7 km
445 m
32 °
Groomed, fast run leading to the Creekside base
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Little Red Run

Little Red Run

Whistler Blackcomb
0.5 km
135 m
20 °
Groomer located skier's left of the Big Red Express
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
Wild Card

Wild Card

Whistler Blackcomb
0.5 km
154 m
33 °
Short not overly steep mogul run leading to Franz's
Black Diamond (Difficult)
Private
Franz's

Franz's

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
140 m
25 °
Classic and Iconic Whistler Run
Blue (Intermediate)
Private
The Saudan Couloir

The Saudan Couloir

Whistler Blackcomb
0.8 km
337 m
49 °
Very popular tight and steep couloir, also known as the Couloir Extreme.
Double Black Diamond (Very Difficult)
Private