2010 Winter Games Olympians at Mount Washington

2010 Winter Games Olympians at Mount Washington

Who is coming?

Starting in January the dream of hosting international teams at the Resort becomes a reality. Over 250 Olympic and Paralympic Athletes from 12 International teams will be coming to Mount Washington to prepare themselves for the biggest competition of their lives. We are very excited to welcome these Athletes to Vancouver Island and Mount Washington and we are even more excited to be able to cheer them on during the games.

What is happening?

Because of the Resort’s close proximity to the Olympic venues and similar weather conditions, international teams have chosen to come to Mount Washington to get a feel for for the conditions (snow quality, temperatures, elevation levels) that they will be encountering during the actual 2010 Winter Games. Because of Mount Washington’s world-class Nordic facilities and terrain, most of the teams coming are focused in on the disciplines of Biathlon, Cross-country and Nordic Combined. We also have some Alpine teams training here in the disciplines of Skier-Cross,Parallel Giant Slalom, and Freestyle skiing.

Biathalon at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Will the Athletes be Interacting with the General Public?

Although chances are that guests to the resort will end up riding a chairlift with an Olympian or two, these athletes are here to focus on their training and be allowed to prepare for Games. Their privacy is crucial and as their hosts we all must do our part to respect that. There are some plans for a “meet and greet” events being scheduled for both the Mountain and other venues in the Comox Valley but complete details are yet to be announced. Please check back periodically as we get closer to their arrival.

More information can be found on the Mount Washington website.

When are they here?

Country

Team – Sport

Dates

canada
Canada Biathlon Feb 1 to Feb 8
usa
USA Biathlon Jan 27 To Feb 8
sweden
Sweden Biathlon Jan 29 to Feb 6
germany
Germany Biathlon Feb 1 to Feb 10
france
France Biathlon Feb 2 to Feb 9
china
Chinese Biathlon Jan 20 to Feb 2
czech
Czech Republic Biathlon Jan 28 to – Feb 2
sweden
Sweden Freestyle Ski Jan 31 to Feb 6
france
France Freestyle Ski Feb 3 to Feb 7
finland
Finland Ski Cross Feb 10 to 16
sweden
Sweden Ski Cross Feb 13 to Feb 18
australian
Australian Ski Cross Feb 13 to 17
canada
Canada Cross Country Jan 20 to Feb 3
sweden
Sweden Cross Country Feb 7 to 13
france
France MEN Cross Country Feb 4 to Feb 10
russia
Russian Nordic Combined Feb 15 to Feb 19
dutch
Netherlands Parallel Giant Slalom
Jan 25 to Feb 10
sweden
Sweden Parallel Giant Slalom Feb 18 to Feb 23
swiss
Swiss Parallel Giant Slalom Feb 18 to Feb 23
germany
German Parallel Giant Slalom Feb 13 to Feb 21
usa
USA Parallel Giant Slalom Feb 14 to Feb 20
sweden
Sweden Paralympic March 1 to 6
norway
Norway Paralympic Feb 25 to Mar 2
finland
Finland Paralympic Mar 3 to Mar 10
belerus
Belarus Paralympic Feb 27 to Mar 7
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