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.
Public sliding programs are available from November 18, 2013 to March 31, 2014.
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.
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.
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.
Located beside the Whistler Public Library, in the heart of the Whistler Village, the museum is open daily from 11 AM until 5 PM. Their newest exhibit, "Hosting the World", tells Whistler's story of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
- Featuring an interactive area where you can hold the Olympic torch, try on an Olympic ski bib and wear the volunteer "smurf" uniform, the exhibit is hands-on and lots of fun.
- Displaying the uniforms and gear of 13 of the Olympic and Paralympic athletes from the Sea-to-Sky corridor, including the snowboard cross uniform from Olympic gold medalist Maëlle Ricker and the racing helmet of Paralympic gold medalist Lindsay Debou.
- Other highlights include the Paralympic Cauldron and torch bearing uniform, the Canadian team podium uniform and a gate flag from the Olympic alpine ski races.
- A special exhibit, Whistler’s Olympic Journey, celebrates the community’s journey to the 2010 Winter Games, chronicling the story and artifacts of Whistler’s passionate visionaries that dreamed big and worked together as a community to make it all happen. From pioneers, fishing resort developers, artists, ski bums and visitors, everyone had a hand in creating Whistler.
- Guided tours of the exhibit are available by reservation. Visit www.whistlermuseum.org for more information.
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.