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Bobsledding in St. Moritz, Switzerland – one of our 10 best former Winter Olympic host cities
Bobsledding in St. Moritz, Switzerland – one of our 10 best former Winter Olympic host cities
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Top 10 Winter Olympic Cities

These 10 former Winter Olympic host cities haven't let their Olympic glory fade

By ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

ShermansTravel.com

February 2nd, 2010

With the 2010 Winter Olympic Games shifting the world's attention toward Vancouver, Whistler, and surrounding British Columbia, we thought it apropos to broaden the spotlight to include 10 former Winter Olympic cities that managed to harness the immediate benefits of hosting the Games – international fervor, media publicity, and infrastructure improvements – into enduring tourism appeal. We chose these classic Winter Olympic wonderlands – which unfolded across Europe, North America, and even Japan after the 1924 debut of the Winter Games in Chamonix, France – not only for their dedication to Olympic-legacy attractions and activities (from Alpine skiing to figure skating to bobsledding), but for their ongoing commitment to cutting-edge tourism developments. It all adds up to 10 winning winter getaways that promise “perfect 10” experiences every time. Be sure to see our Winter Olympic Cities Slideshow, too, for gold-medal-worthy glimpses of these Winter Olympic gems.

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