RST2009 saidI'll be in town most likely Feb 11-18 split between Whistler and Coal Harbour. I'd bring your bike! the ski hills will be hard to access.
I've read that Whistler will be 90% open, only the Creekside (I think) base will be closed off. I've also been told that host cities experience a drain during the Olympics. Most people are either at the events or afraid to go on the slopes assuming they're packed, when in reality they are as busy or less as normal. So between my bike and my snowboard, I'll definitely be bringing the snowboard!
Aquanerd saidIf you have tickets to the events you want great, if not don't worry, if the US or Canadians aren't in the the finals the scalpers will be practically giving them away. If you get tickets to minor sports, don't worry, you will still have a blast. Curling Rocks! And go to the Cross-Country events, their fans are nuts, and usually have great booze (in Lillehammer is was home-made.) If you will be there at the end of the Games you will probably be get into the closing ceremonies with no problem, all the Corp. Sponsor Guest will be gone before the last day. In Atlanta they were giving volunteers tickets to fill the end zone for the card display.Pack a lot of energy foods and drinks for the day, everything will be expensive near the events and activity centers.
I'm gonna leave a couple of days before the closing ceremonies, which sucks. But oh well. As ridiculous as it sounds I seriously want to check out at least 1 curling match. I'm not that interested in ice hockey, which I'm sure is the biggest event in the Games, but would like to catch some of the snowboarding, jumping events, and maybe the bobsled/luge events. I may now also have to check out the Cross Country Skiing now too!