The winter Olympics are close to home this year, and its not too late to plan a trip to Vancouver to witness the festivities. And if you enter Tourism Vancouver's 2010 Winter Games Sweepstakes, you'll have a shot at the "Gold" prize package, an all-inclusive three-night stay at a swanky Vancouver hotel, plus tickets to select alpine and hockey events and the closing ceremony.
But a trip to the games doesn't have to mean sitting on the sidelines: Only 10 percent of Whistler Blackcomb's slopes will be strictly for Olympians—that leaves 7,500 acres for your own skiing enjoyment. If your other costs are covered (the Gold prize is worth almost 10,000 bucks!), you can spring for a few lift tickets.