Experience the Olympics in Whistler
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.
Summer - 'Rolling Thunder' Bobsleigh on Wheels
June 27 – September 6
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 - search above to book your tour.
Winter Bobsleigh and Skeleton Experience
November - April 12
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 November through March, depending on weather. Simply use the search to book your winter experience, or call 1.800.944.7853 and speak to a local travel consultant.
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.
Nordic & Biathlon
The 2010 Winter Games aren’t just about big air and steeps, Whistler Olympic Park hosted ski jumping, cross-country skiing and biathlon, and while you can’t go flying off the Olympic Jumps, you can test your spirit at the other two sports throughout the winter.
Classic and skate ski lessons are available from as little as $45 for group lessons or $79 for private lessons, and are the best way to improve your technique (and your fitness).
Looking for something a little more unique, discover the sport of biathlon. Learn rifle marksmanship and work on your ski technique with this truly unique winter sport. Check out the Whistler Olympic Park page for more information.
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).