With the 2010 Winter Olympics creeping up fast, Vancouver is coming under the spotlight as a winter vacation destination: especially for the powderheads looking to ski and snowboard. We know you’re out there!

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This week we interview world Ski Cross champion Ashleigh McIvor about the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, independent travel in BC, and her local’s advice for the ski resorts and restaurants.

The 2010 Games seem a perfect time to visit Vancouver, so Ashleigh also talks about how you can win exclusive access to one of thirteen of British Columbia’s ski resorts for you and nineteen friends. That’s five days of luxury living and lift access after the Vancouver Olympic Games end.

2010 Games - Visit Vancouver Winter Olympics
Ashleigh at the Cypress Games 2009

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We also want to give a shout-out to David Brodie from Travel in Ten who arranged today’s interview for us. Thanks, mate!

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Your thoughts on "Visit Vancouver: Skiing Vacation and Winter Olympics podcast"

  • Great post! British Columbia in Canada is one of the most beautiful places. It's wonderful one of your readers and their friends will have a chance to experience it.

    on January 24, 2010 at 4:14 am Reply
  • Great interview Craig - I hope you guys make it over to Vancouver sometime soon so I can show you around. Cheers, David

    on January 25, 2010 at 4:18 pm Reply
    • Cheers, David. We look forward to it too!

      on January 25, 2010 at 4:52 pm Reply
  • I enjoy reading articles from your travels and meetings with interesting and genuine people. The Vancouver Olympics are going to be another fantastic event.

    on July 1, 2010 at 12:23 am Reply
  • The photograph of Ashley is just gorgeous. It is inspiring and provides a joy that occurs with absolute elation and success.

    on July 13, 2010 at 4:47 am Reply

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