Imagine flying down a bobsleigh track at speeds upwards of 80 kms an hour, or getting ski tips from an Olympic skier on the site of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Perhaps you prefer to explore Whistler’s Olympic Legacies at your own pace with a self-guided tour. No matter what your preference, the spirit of The Games lives on in Whistler.
Bobsleigh and Skeleton Experience at the Whistler Sliding Centre
The Whistler Sliding Centre is home to the fastest ice track in the world. Feel the thrill of sliding down the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games bobsleigh, luge and skeleton tracks first-hand. Visitors are invited to tour the state-of-the-art facility, or experience the action first-hand with passenger bobsleigh and skeleton rides down part of the 1,450 meter-long ice track.
Winter Bobsleigh and Skeleton Experience
December 4 - April 3
In the winter you choose between the piloted Bobsleigh or self-directed Skeleton experience, both sure to get your heart racing. Winter tours typically run from December through March. Simply use the search to book your winter experience, or call 1.800.944.7853 and speak to a local travel consultant.
Summer - 'Rolling Thunder' Bobsleigh on Wheels
June – September
Sliding isn’t only a winter sport. This summer let a professional bobsleigh pilot steer you through a series of corners and curves in a bobsleigh on wheels. The hour long tour includes an orientation and history of the Whistler Sliding Centre plus the exciting bobsleigh ride for only $89/per person. Tours run Thursday through Monday.
Winter at Whistler Olympic Park
Whistler Olympic Park hosted ski jumping, cross-country skiing and biathlon for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and remains an active centre for competitors, the local community and visitors. Located a short drive south of Whistler, the park opens from November - April for winter activities, with dates dependent on weather.
Whistler Olympic Park has 130 kilometers of picturesque nordic ski and snowshoe trails plus biathlon failities, ski jumping, tobogganing and baseboarding and access to backcountry skiing.
Summer at Whistler Olympic Park
Whistler Olympic Park will opens from June - September for summer activities. Park Access is $5 per vehicle, which includes a $5 voucher towards a summer biathlon experience.
Visitors can take aim at the Olympic biathlon range and, with guidance from a qualified instructor, shoot an authentic 22 caliber biathlon rifle. They will learn interesting facts about the Olympic sport of biathlon and
test their marksmanship.
Orienteering Hiking Trails
Visitors can head out on the trails and discover Whistler Olympic Park's
history on a self‐guided interpretive tour. Three routes with different difficulty levels (easy to
demanding) are available to lead hikers along the famous sport stadiums, past First Nations
artwork, and even up to the top of the Olympic ski jumps. Before starting their
walking tour, visitors can pick up an orienteering passport which they can punch at different
stations along their trail, and once completed, they receive a free gift!
Ski with an Olympian
This winter take a private lesson with an Olympian and learn new skills from one of the best athletes in the world and take your sport to the next level.
More than just a lesson, this once in a lifetime experience will give you a chance to learn about the life of an Olympic Athlete, learn some secrets of Whistler locals and possibly even ski the famous Dave Murray Downhill course.
You’ll have the choice of having a one on one lesson, or bringing your friends and family to make a group of up to five people, all for the same price.
For more information and to book a private ski or snowboard lesson with an Olympian, visit the snow school page.
Self Guided Tours
Explore Whistler’s Olympic Legacies in your own time with the self guided tours, any time of year. Download the Whistler 2010 Games Experience Brochure to use as a guide as you go.
Google Maps for Tours, Venues & Photo Opportunities
View a detailed Olympic Legacies Map (includes photo locations and must-see attractions).