Winter Olympic Experience Day 5: Canada wins gold!

Nick March 15th, 2010

Got up at stupid o’clock again to get the shuttle bus up to Whistler village for another slide using the Fresh Tracks ticket.

Skied all over Whistler mountain for a couple of hours with a few good powder runs down Harmony Bowl and even a run off the Peak Chair – the sun even came out in time to wave us goodbye. About 11am we skied top to bottom – a great run as there was virtually no-one on the mountain that day due to it being the end of the Games and the Gold Medal ice hockey was just about to start.

After a quick shower, I jumped on the airport bus and it was off back to YVR. With a constant stream of hockey updates being texted to us from friends in Whistler we drove through a bizarrely deserted Vancouver and arrived at the airport just as Sidney Crosby (think Wayne Rooney on skates) slotted home the winner in overtime for the Canadians. YVR departures was insane – no-one was checking in, no-one was shopping, no-one was eating – everyone was gathered around the massive video screen cheering on the Canadian victory. Awesome stuff, and a fantastic way to finish the trip.

Did I mention we flew back with the Norwegian ladies 4 x 5km relay team…

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