(PRWeb UK) November 15, 2010
The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics have led to significant improvements to the Whistler-Blackcomb resort in British Columbia, Canada. This past February, the top-rated ski location was the site of many Olympics events including alpine skiing, skeleton, bobsled and Nordic skiing. Courses for these events are expected to open up to the general public this winter; additionally, structural changes such as increased snow-making capacity will be used to improve conditions at the popular resort. According to travel industry insiders, people on 2011 holidays to the resort will benefit from these developments as they will now be able to try a host of winter activities and enjoy excellent snow conditions.
Richard Bray of Travelmatch, the online travel specialists, says: “For years many of our clients have travelled to Canada to ski at this fantastic resort. We’ve always considered Whistler to be one of the foremost winter destinations in the world, and these upgrades should only make it better. One of the most exciting changes is the expansion of their snow-making capabilities. They have doubled the size of their reservoir, which means they will be able to ensure that the slopes always have excellent snow coverage.”
The improvements to the Whistler-Blackcomb resort extend beyond the snow as a host of Olympic courses will be open to the public. This includes bobsled and skeleton courses, ski jumps, the run used for downhill racing, and 90km of trails which are to be used for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Bray continues: “These improvements could add another element to the Whistler-Blackcomb experience. People are used to going on Travelmatch ski holidays for great skiing. Now with these upgrades to the Whistler resort, our clients will be able to get so much more out of their trip. People will get to try out new activities like snowshoeing, ski-jumping and Nordic skiing. Perhaps the most exciting part of this is that these are the actual Olympic courses and people will be able to get out on the same slopes as their Olympic heroes.”
Travelmatch is a new travel discovery engine that helps inspire customers by matching their requirements to a wide range of holidays, hotels, flights, cruises, villas or city breaks. Unlike other travel sites, customers are not required to choose a destination, date or budget before they can begin searching. Customers are able to make informed decisions by exploring photos, user reviews, maps, events and activities and other fun things relevant to their chosen travel product. Travelmatch, which closed its first funding round in 2010, is based in Notting Hill, London.