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Rooms are already scarce in the bona fide “winter wonderland” of Whistler – and come February, when athletes and spectators pile onto the slopes for the 2010 Winter Olympics, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a place to stay that’s worth the inflated peak-season price. Well, some good news here: The upscale Fairmont Chateau Whistler has a block of rooms available for prime Olympic and Paralympic dates (February 11–28), and while rates start from a whopping $899 CAD ($865 USD) per room per night (note that rates will drop about 40 percent post games), you’ll be bedding down in luxury and witnessing sports history in the making. The ski-in/ski-out Fairmont Chateau Whistler is located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and features 550 rooms with spectacular mountain views or village views, a spa, arcade, and heated pools. Available accommodations include Fairmont, Deluxe and Deluxe Slopeside rooms, Suites and Fairmont Gold rooms. A 3-night minimum stay is required. Call 800-606-8244 or visit fairmont.com/whistler to book.
Read more on Whistler and the upcomong Olympics in our Top 10 Ski Resorts for Nonskiers.