Olympics stoke Whistler rental market

Slopeside homes going for $2,500 a night

WHISTLER, B.C. — Talk about timing, and a captive audience.

If you are going to schedule a foreclosure sale, you might as well do it when the world is coming to your door.

Three weeks before the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, a two-hour drive south of this gorgeous setting via the Sea to Sky Highway, lenders announced that they had seized the assets of Vancouver-based Intrawest ULC, which operates this mountain ski resort that will host a majority of the key alpine events.