Looking to ski or snowboard [R493R, Whistler Blackcomb] before reams of spectators show up for the 2010 Olympic Games? Beat the crowds at Whistler with a pre-Games package.

The Discover Whistler PRIOR 2010 Winter Package runs for the duration of this winter's ski season through Apr. 19 and up until Dec. 19 of the 2009-10 season.

The package includes five nights at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler, a guided tour of Whistler's 2010 Olympic Games venues, and three-day lift passes. The package also throws in a complimentary a pair of skis or a snowboard from Prior.

The Four Seasons Resort Whistler, with its outdoor hot tubs and pool, sits in the upper village area at Blackcomb base. Its luxury rooms for this package are slope-side suites, and the resort's ski concierge service aids handling your gear.

The package also includes a pair of new skis or a snowboard from Prior, a local Whistler company known for its high-performance, handcrafted skis and snowboards. Prior celebrates its 20th anniversary concurrent with the Olympics. The gear isn't for rent; you get to keep it.

A few goodies also are thrown into the package. A $200 credit can go toward spa passes or dinner at the Fifty Two 80 Bistro.

The package, based on double occupancy, starts at $2,010 per person. Make reservations online.