Monday, 23 November 2009 3:52 PM
Record breaking snow in Whistler this month is attracting pre-Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games skiers to the resort.
The Canadian resort has already surpassed the record November snowfall with ten days still remaining for the month.
Prior to the start of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, which begin on February 12th, 2010, both host destinations, Vancouver and Whistler, are offering accommodation packages to entice visitors to experience the areas.
Tourism Vancouver and Tourism Whistler are attempting to avoid the 'Olympic aversion phenomenon' experienced by many of the host cities, by encouraging tourists to the area before the Games.
The tourist offices say there has never been a better time to visit the cities, because accommodation is on offer, with some prices inclusive of lift pass; visitors can gain a 'sneak preview' of the Olympic site; transportation has been made easier; and visitors can ski or rise the Olympic runs ahead of schedule.
"Vancouver is just a wonderful place to be right now," said Tourism Vancouver's Stephen Pearce, vice president of Leisure Travel and Digital Marketing.
"All of our major Olympic preparations have been completed and the city has never looked better. Visit us now and you can be one of the first to see what the Olympic Host City has to offer."
For more information and special offers visit Whistler.com.
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