Experience the Olympics in Whistler

Imagine sliding down the world’s fastest ice track in a bobsleigh, 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.

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Bobsleigh and Skeleton Experience at the Whistler Sliding Centre

The non-profit Whistler Sliding Centre is home to the fastest ice track in the world! Since hosting the competitions for bobsleigh, skeleton and luge as part of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the venue continues to grow these sports as an active training and competition site. Public participants can experience the thrill of sliding as a passenger in a bobsleigh (winter and summer) and solo skeleton rides (winter). Visitors may also visit the venue for self-guided tours and spectating during the on-ice season, with free venue access available daily until March 27, 2022 from 9 AM to 7 PM on sliding days.

Winter Bobsleigh or Skeleton Experience: $199 per person

December 17, 2021 – March 27, 2022

Tick the Olympic sports of bobsleigh or skeleton off your bucket list at the Whistler Sliding Centre, the fastest sliding track in the world! No experience is required. After an orientation, participants take an exciting ride in a 4-person bobsled – steered by a trained pilot – through 10 twists and turns at speeds of 125+ km/hr and feel the acceleration of up to 4 G-forces.

To book a Bobsleigh you need to be 19+ (14 if riding with an adult) years of age or older, weigh between 90 lbs and 285 lbs with your winter clothes and be between 4'6" and 6'8" in height.

Prefer going solo? Choose skeleton and slide headfirst down the ice track on your own sled! After an orientation, participants take off from the Maple Leaf starting point (about a third of the way up the track), pass through six corners, and clock speeds up to 100 km/hr. The Whistler Sliding Centre is the only place in Canada where the public can experience the rush of skeleton.

Bobsleigh is offered Fridays to Sundays and Skeleton is available Saturdays only. Both sports run rain, snow or shine, so it’s the perfect addition to your time in Whistler, whatever the weather.

Simply search below to book your Winter experience, or call 1.800.944.7853 and speak to a local travel consultant.


Summer Bobsleigh: $99 per person / Youth Slide Free

Now closed for 2021 - Open July to September

Sliding isn’t only a winter sport. This summer, let a trained bobsleigh pilot steer you through a series of corners and curves in a bobsleigh on wheels. After a safety orientation and a tour of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games venue including an exclusive track walk, your Summer Bobsleigh team will reach speeds of up to 90 km/hr in the final ‘Thunderbird Corner’. Summer bobsleigh runs daily, rain or shine, for $99 per adult. Youth (12 – 18 years) slide free with a paying adult. Additional youth are half price.

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 offers activities and programs in summer and winter.

Winter at Whistler Olympic Park

In the winter, from November to April, discover Whistler Olympic Park through cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and biathlon. Find yourself in the park’s spectacular landscape, discover its Olympic legacy and learn about the athletes’ stories of glory and gold. Rent equipment from the rental shop and explore 120 kilometres of ski and snowshoe trails for all abilities. Take a lesson or sign up for a skills camp, or introduce your child to Nordic ski disciplines such as cross-country, biathlon or even ski jumping in one of the youth programs.

Summer at Whistler Olympic Park

Explore the Olympic legacy in summer! Check back in Spring 2022 for more details.

Summer Park Hours & Admission

Whistler Olympic Park is open daily for tours, self-guided activities and sightseeing from late June until late August. Park closes and gates are locked at 4 PM.

There is a small park access fee. This fee helps maintain the venue for the benefit of local, national and international Nordic athletes for summer and winter training. Free park entry for 2021/22 winter season pass holders and non-motorized vehicles.

Summer Biathlon Experience

Feel like an Olympian with this unique hands-on introduction to the winter sport of biathlon – in the summer! In this interactive experience, guests take aim and shoot a 22 calibre rifle at the Olympic shooting range and learn about the sport and athletes. No previous experience is necessary; activity duration of 30 minutes. Pre-booking is required. Contact one of our Travel Consultants at 1.800.944.7853 or email reservations@whistler.com.

Tour Dates: TBA
Ages: 12 and up (under 19 with accompanying adult)
Pricing: TBA

Self-Guided Activities

Discover the park on your own. Advance bookings are not required for the following free activities. Park access fee required to enter.

Summer Hiking

Three designated hiking routes with different difficulty levels are available. Choose from an easy walk on pavement following interpretive signage, a longer, but beginner-friendly hike to breathtaking valley viewpoints, and the summer signature hiking challenge, the Ski Jump Scramble, that leads hikers to the very top of the Olympic ski jumps. Closed toe shoes are recommended (no flip-flops/sandals).

Disc Golf

Challenge your friends and family to a game of disc golf on Whistler Olympic Park's 9-hole course. Weave through forest and ski trails as you perfect your throw. Least throws wins the game. The course is located close to the biathlon range. Bring your own discs, or rent at the Activity Base.

Sightseeing and Exhibit

Explore Whistler Olympic Park's history and legacy from the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games by reading the interpretive signage and exploring the new exhibit. Take a photo as you visit the Olympic cross-country stadium, the biathlon range, the majestic ski jumps and the Olympic Rings.

Olympic Sightseeing Tours

Whistler Olympic Park Combo Sightseeing Tour

This 2.5-hour sightseeing photo safari includes waterfalls, stunning vistas and privileged Jeep access to the Whistler Olympic Legacy Ski Trail network within a bear habitat.
Join us for a one-of-a-kind jeep adventure in partnership with the 2010 Whistler Olympic Venue.

Experience this world-class destination as if it were your own private oasis and access the Olympic ski jump gatehouse for a gold-medal view of the surrounding mountains and valley views with our talented team of photographer guides who will help you find the perfect memory to take home.

Tour Dates

  • Daily from June to October

Duration

  • 2.5 hours

Time Slots

  • Sunrise, Morning, Noon, Afternoon and Sunset tours available

Price

  • $189 Adult (13+)
  • $129 Child (12 and under)
    Must be minimum 40 lbs/18kgs

 

Additional Info

Children

Children must be minimum 40 lbs/18 kgs to participate in the tour.

Pick-Up Location

Tour will pick up from Whistler Village Hotels or the Whistler Visitor’s Centre

What to Bring

Dress in layers, bring a camera and you may want insect repellent as during certain times of the year, bugs are present.

Whistler Sightseeing Tours

Departing daily from central Whistler Village, your local guide and driver will take you on an extremely scenic 3 hour adventure covering the entire Whistler Valley.

You'll visit sites such as Green Lake, Rainbow Park, Creekside and Nita Lake viewpoints, Function Junction’s local artisan district, and Olympic venues such as the world's fastest bobsled track at The Whistler Sliding Centre.

Don't forget your camera as bears and other wildlife can often be spotted on this tour!

Duration

  • 3 hours

Time Slots

  • Daily 9am or 1pm

Price

  • $85 Adult (13+)
  • $50 Child (0-12)

 

Additional Info

Sightseeing Tour Pick-Up

All guests must be at the pick up location (gondola transit exchange) 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure times.

Ability Level

Regular tours require minimal walking however guests are asked to dress weather appropriate, including winter footwear on snowy days.

Hotel Pick-Up

Available for those with health/mobility issues. Please call 1.800.944.7853 to arrange in advance.

What to Bring

Please bring your camera/binoculars, warmer winter clothing and suitable footwear.

Whistler Olympic Tour Offers

*Please note that prices are subject to change and tours are subject to availability.

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