Whistler Creekside is one of many legacies of the 2010 Winter Games and served as the venue for men’s and women’s alpine skiing events.
The men’s events were hosted on the Dave Murray Downhill, the second longest downhill in the world. The women’s and Paralympic Alpine course took place on Wild Card, Lower Jimmie’s Joker, Franz’s Run and Lower Dave Murray Downhill.
2010 Winter Games work included adding extra width to the existing men’s course, the creation of a new women’s course on Franz’s Run, doubling the snowmaking capacity, and doubling the width of the finish corral. During Games time, the entire Creekside base was transformed to accommodate facilities such as wax cabins, the athletes lounge and security check posts. A temporary chairlift was also installed at Creekside to carry spectators, athletes and officials from the base area to the timing flats.
After the 2010 Winter Games, the temporary structures were removed, but all other improvements and infrastructure remained in place. Changes to the runs were considered positive and advantageous for ongoing operations of Whistler Blackcomb and provided enhanced training, racing and recreational ski opportunities.