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The new Whistler Olympic Park is located 11 miles southwest of the village of Whistler, British Columbia, in an area called the Callaghan Valley.

For the first time, all four Nordic skiing disciplines - cross-country skiing, biathlon, ski jumping and Nordic combined -- will be held at the same Olympic venue.

Whistler Olympic Park consists of 14km (approximately 9 miles) of competition trails, to be utilized for 22 cross-country skiing and biathlon events. Two 5km loops make up the trail system to be utilized for cross-country skiing. In addition, there are 40-45km (25-30 miles) of warm-up and recreational trails next to the core Olympic area.

The elevation range is 840 to 930 meters (2755-3050 feet).

After the 2010 Games, the Whistler Olympic Park will be owned and operated by the Whistler Legacies Society, which will also operate the Whistler Sliding Centre and part of the Whistler Athletes' Village.

Venue capacity is 12,000 people.

A 10,500 square-foot day lodge located near the finish line of cross-country events will be part of the athletes' compound.


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