Whistler Olympic Venue Tours - Experience the 2010 Winter Games

The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games have come and gone but the spirit and energy live on in Whistler. Exciting legacies like the Whistler Sliding Centre, Whistler Olympic Park and Whistler Olympic Plaza are open to the public for tours and photo opportunities with proceeds from tours supporting future athletes. See summer venue tour information.

Bobsleigh and Skeleton: Public Fun at the Whistler Sliding Centre

Bobsleigh and Skeleton Experience at the Whistler Sliding Centre

Located on the southeast slope of Blackcomb Mountain close to Whistler Village, the Sliding Centre was the site of the bobsleigh, luge and skeleton competitions for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Feel the thrill of sliding on an Olympic quality track first-hand with the Bobsleigh and Skeleton Experience, while learning more about these exciting high-speed sliding sports.

Operating Dates

Public sliding programs are available from November 18, 2013 to March 31, 2014.

Meet An Olympian

Special Tours: Book a public bobsleigh experience from March 17-23, 2014 for the opportunity to meet three of Canada’s Olympic bobsleigh pilots: Kaillie Humphries, Chris Spring and Lyndon Rush. Hear their stories and see them drive down the track. Some participants may even be lucky enough to ride with the athletes in the bobsleigh!

Tour Details:

Choose from a Bobsleigh or Skeleton tour. Tours cost $169 per person and include:

  • Sport orientation
  • Helmet fitting
  • Sled familiarization
  • Track etiquette
  • Safety guidelines
  • Mock run on the Olympic-quality track
  • Bobsleigh only: the skills of an expert driver to pilot you down the track

Want to see what the ride is like? View helmet cam footage of the skeleton.

Book Your Sliding Experience

Book now for the winter season using the search above or call 1.800.944.7853 to book if you do not see your preferred time.

Bobsleigh, Luge and Skeleton Sliding Events

The Whistler Sliding Centre hosts a number of international sliding events each year, which are often open to the public for viewing. Keep an eye on the Events Calendar for information and tickets, and don’t miss the opportunity to see how fast the professional athletes go on this magnificent track.

Tours

Private Ski or Snowboard Lessons 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. Groups of up to five people can spend a day on the slopes with a ski or snowboard athlete for an Olympic experience to remember.

For more information and to book a private ski or snowboard lesson with an Olympian, visit the snow school page.

Venues

Whistler Olympic Park

Located 18 km south of Whistler in the stunning Callaghan Valley, Whistler Olympic Park is the first Olympic Nordic venue to include all three traditional Nordic sport stadiums in one site: cross-country, ski jumping and biathlon.

  • See dates of operation for the winter season.
  • Visit www.whistlerolympicpark.com for more information.
  • Enjoy cross country skiing, dog friendly trails, night skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, biathlon, ski play zone, backcountry access, rentals, lessons and tours.
  • More than 90 kilometres of cross-country ski trails, expertly groomed for both classic and skate skiing.
  • Test your aim at the Olympic Biathlon Range. Book your lesson by contacting Whistler Olympic Park.
  • Full service Day Lodge offering amazing food, cozy lounge, meeting room, and more.

Dave Murray Downhill

Situated on Whistler Mountain, the Dave Murray Downhill is where the men’s downhill, slalom, giant slalom, super combined and superG races of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games occurred. Dropping more than one vertical kilometre in just over 3.1 kilometres, it is the second longest downhill course in the world.

  • Named after Dave Murray, one of the original "Crazy Canucks," and one of the most popular ski personalities Canada has ever produced.
  • Direct access to the top of the course is via the Garbanzo chairlift. Start in Whistler’s main Village and take the Whistler Village Gondola to "midstation" then ski/ride over to Garbanzo chairlift.
  • From Creekside base, skiers and riders can take the Creekside Gondola, then Big Red Express and ski/ride Upper Whiskey Jack to access the Dave Murray Downhill.
  • Find it on the Whistler Blackcomb trail map.

Whistler Olympic Plaza

Located in the heart of Whistler Village, Whistler Olympic Plaza is designed to be a lasting legacy for generations to come. Now that the 2010 Winter Games are completed, the former medals and celebration plaza has been transformed into a lasting community amenity.

  • An outdoor gathering place for residents and visitors, featuring free outdoor public ice skating, a performance pavilion, outdoor performance spaces, an accessible playground and public art celebrating the 2010 Winter Games.
  • Olympic and Paralympic memorabilia on display, such as the Olympic cauldron and installations to recognize the contributions of athletes, medal winners, volunteers, government agencies, and partner organizations involved in Whistler's journey to host the 2010 Winter Games.
  • A memorial to Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili is also on site.

Lost Lake Passivhaus (formerly Austria Passive House)

Located at the main entrance to Lost Lake Park, between the upper and lower Villages and a short walk from the Village Stroll, the Lost Lake PassivHaus was built by the Austrian Passive House Group and designed to showcase what’s possible in terms of energy-efficient construction in Canada. During the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the building was home to the Austrian Olympic Committee and Austrian Public Broadcasting.

  • A Passive House is a building in which a comfortable interior climate can be maintained without active heating or cooling systems. It requires little to no energy for heating and cooling due to construction using a combination of super insulation, thick walls and windows, solar retention, ground heat, and other technology.
  • Featuring public seating areas, ticket sales, indoor washrooms, ski/snowshoe/nordic hiking rentals and lessons, food and beverage services, and great views of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

Olympic Apparel & Memorabilia

Most souvenir shops offer Olympic souvenirs, clothing, and memorabilia so you can take a piece of Whistler's history home with you.

Whistler Olympic Experience Package

From $659 per person

  • 4 Nights hotel room or studio accommodation based on 2 adults sharing
  • 2-Day lift ticket for 2 adults
  • Bobsleigh or Skeleton Experience at the Whistler Sliding Centre for 2 adults
  • Ski Callaghan Whistler Olympic Park Admission for 2 adults
  • Add a NHL Ice Hockey Tour from $155 per person
  • Add a Ski or Ride with an Olympian Private Lesson for $899
  • Valid for arrivals from February 1 to March 30, 2014
  • Other dates and length of stays are available
  • For reservations, call 1.800.944.7853

Self Guided Tours

Explore Whistler's Olympic Legacies in your own time with the self guided tours. Download the Whistler 2010 Games Experience Brochure to use as a guide as you go.

Google Map of Whistler's Games Venues

View a detailed Olympic Legacies Map (includes photo locations and must-see attractions).

Public Sliding Experience and 2010 Winter Games Venues in Whistler

Sliding Centre Experience - Helmet Cam

Bobsleigh Experience - Slide like an Olympian

Call 1.800.WHISTLER (944.7853) to speak with a local travel consultant