Ski With An Olympian At Four Seasons Resort Whistler

When the Olympics come to an end, the Four Seasons Resort Whistler is hoping to cash in by arranging for guests to hit the slopes with athletes.

The "Ski with an Olympian" package includes three nights lodging, a spa treatment, and a day of skiing with an Olympic medalist for two (including gourmet lunch with the athlete and VIP lift line priority). The package starts at $3,860 per couple, which seems like a bargain for a hotel currently charging $1159 a night to reserve a room during the Olympic Games, reported the Los Angeles Times on February 12th.

As guests upgrade to bigger rooms and more highly decorated Olympic athletes, the prices rises, too. Skiing with the King (or Queen) of the mountain at the Four Seasons and staying in a one-bedroom deluxe suite can add up to throwing $10,000 down a chute.

Available athletes include 3-time World Cup champion and 2006 Olympian Manuel Osborne-Paradis; 3-time Olympian and World Cup downhill champion Cary Mullen; 3-time Olympian and 2003 giant slalom bronze medalist at the World Championships Erik Schlopy; Olympic Silver Medalist and 3-time World Cup Champion Hilary Lindh; and Olympic Giant Slalom Gold Medalist and Guinness World Record holder for youngest alpine ski gold medal Kathy Kreiner.

Of course, you don't have to fork over the money to ski with an Olympian to stay at the world-famous resort where athletes once rested their heads before competitions. The hotel has announced a post-Olympic rate sale, the "Stay Longer-Third Night Free" package. If you stay three consecutive nights, your last night is free, bringing the lowest-price room average down to $167 per night. Reservations must be made by April 30th for stays from March 1st through December 18th, subject to availability.

The Four Seasons Resort Whistler is Canada's only hotel that received AAA's highest rating, 5 Diamonds. Room rates include amenities such as fitness classes, poolside tapas, meals for children under five, seasonal s'mores next to the fire pit, and wireless Internet access.

To book the "Ski with an Olympian" package, you must call the hotel's reservation desk at 888-935-2460. Online scheduling is not available, due to the complexity of coordination.
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