After a slow journey up the Sea to Sky Highway, Darrin and I arrived at the Village in the early afternoon and checked into our comfy little studio (#206) at the Executive Inn. For the price, the place was great. The decor was a bit out of date, but we had parking, our own patio, a small kitchen, a deep two person soaking tub, and a wood burning fireplace.
After a quick bite at the brewery, I was off to spend the next three hours getting pampered at the Solarice Spa. It was wonderful. The facility is beautiful and the people were extremely friendly. I will definitely make a point to go again ... soon!
Afterwards, I joined up with the boys for the big final Kokanee Crankworx competition. Not having a clue what to expect, it didn't take long to understand what all the excitement was about. Holly cow! These guys can ride a bike ... upside down, one handed, backwards, and even while spinning in circles.
The rest of the evening was consumed by vodka cranberry cocktails and people watching. Personally, I found the stag/stagette parties the most entertaining. The place was overrun with them. Things got really fun about midnight as we watched the bars empty into the street from our patio.
On our way back down the hill we stopped to tour the new Whistler Olympic Park - the site of the cross-country, biathlon, Nordic combined and ski jumping events for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. All is can say is wow. What an amazing venue. The view from the ski jump is breathtaking.