The Whistler Sliding Centre
For the Olympic gravity-fuelled competitions of bobsleigh, luge and skeleton, the Whistler Sliding Centre was built on the
southeast slope of Blackcomb Mountain. It's only minutes from Whistler Village and holds
12,000 spectators. The top elevation is 938 metres and the bottom elevation is 786
metres. During the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the Whistler Sliding Centre hosted 150
bobsleigh, 43 skeleton and 110 luge athletes from around the world.
The 1,450 metre track is faster than any other track in the world, guaranteeing
world record speeds. With a 152 metre vertical drop, 16 corners and G-forces
approaching five Gs (similar to a Formula One car, maximum speed under heavy braking),
this course starts fast and only gets faster.
Closer Look - The Whistler Sliding Centre
Public Sport Experience Programs
This winter season, two public sliding programs will be offered: the Skeleton Sport Experience and Bobsleigh Sport Experience. The Skeleton and Bobsleigh Sport Experiences will become available to book in November through the Whistler Sliding Center.
Public programs include sport experience programs, self-guided and guided tours, an interactive display, and the opportunity to view athlete training runs. See more information.
Throughout the summer, the Whistler Sliding Centre is open for self-guided and guided tours. See more information.