Olympic organizers have started giving out permits for driving on the Sea-to-Sky highway during the Games.
They’re only for people who own property in Whistler and VANOC has mailed each household two permits. They’re transferable between vehicles, tenants and guests who have a parking space at the residence.
Without a permit, between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. no one will be allowed to pass the Alice Lake turnoff, just north of Squamish, from Feb. 11 to Feb. 28.
VANOC also opened four ticket-distribution centres yesterday to provide in-person service.
Coquitlam resident Vince Smith owns a condo in Whistler and plans to attend ski jumping events.
“I didn’t get my tickets sent to me in the mail,” he said in Vancouver. “And they didn’t have my name on the list, but in the end, this was easy. They sorted it right out.”