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 of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the venue continues to grow sport as an active training and competition site. Also public participants can experience the thrill of sliding in passenger bobsleigh (winter and summer) and solo skeleton rides (winter). Visitors can also explore the state-of-the-art facility during a free self-guided interpretive tour
Summer Bobsleigh – $99 per person / youth slide free
Daily from June 28 – September 1, 2019, with select bonus weekends
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. After a safety orientation and a tour of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games venue including an exclusive track walk, your ‘Rolling Thunder’ team will reach speeds of up to 90 km/hr in the final ‘Thunderbird Corner’. Summer bobsleigh runs daily, rain or shine (except for statutory holidays) for $99 per adult. Youth (12 – 18 years) slide free with a paying adult. Additional youth are half price.
Simply search below to book your summer or winter experience, or call 1.800.944.7853 and speak to a local travel consultant. Ask your travel consultant about select bonus weekend availability.
Winter Bobsleigh or Skeleton Experience - $189 per person
December 2019 – March 2020
Tick the Olympic sports of bobsleigh or skeleton off your bucket list at the Whistler Sliding Centre, the fastest sliding track in the world! After an orientation, participants take an adrenaline-fuelled ride in a 4-person bobsled, steered by a trained bobsleigh pilot, reaching speeds of up to 125+ km/hr and feeling the acceleration of up to 4 G-forces.
Prefer going solo? Choose skeleton and launch yourself 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 daily and Skeleton is available 2 – 3 days per week. Both sports run rain, snow or shine, so it’s the perfect addition to your time in Whistler, whatever the weather. Check back in Fall 2019 for availability.
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 year-round.
Summer at Whistler Olympic Park
Park Hours & Admission
Whistler Olympic Park is open daily for sightseeing and other activities from June 28 to September 1, 2019 from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Park closes and gates are locked at 4:30 PM.
There is 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 2018/19 season pass holders and non-motorized vehicles.
Tours must be booked in advance. Call Whistler Olympic Park at 1.604.964.0059.
Olympic Biathlon Tour
Feel like an Olympian with this hands-on 90-minute introduction tour to biathlon. On a walking tour you will learn about the park, then take aim and shoot a 22 calibre rifle in a mini walking/running biathlon race at the Olympic shooting range.
E-Bike & Biathlon Adventure Tour
This two-hour guided tour will take you to Olympic monuments and breathtaking viewpoints, and you will stop at the biathlon range to test your marksmanship, shooting at the Olympic targets.
Discover the park on your own. Advance bookings are not required for the following activities.
E-Mountain Bike Rentals
Discover Whistler Olympic Park on an electric assist mountain bike (easy to intermediate/advanced route options) with two hour rentals available.
Challenge yourself with the Ski Jump Scrambler and hike up the Olympic ski jumps, bottom to top! For a different pace, take a meandering hike to the Top of the World Lookout, or try one of the other diverse hiking routes.
Disc Golf and Games
Challenge your friends and family to a game of disc golf – least number of throws wins the game! Additional backyard games are also available at the park’s Day Lodge.
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.
Winter at Whistler Olympic Park
In the winter, from November to April, discover Whistler Olympic Park through cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, biathlon, tobogganing and more. Find yourself in the park’s spectacular landscape, discover its Olympic legacy and learn about the athletes’ stories of glory and gold. Take a lesson, or introduce your child to Nordic ski disciplines such as cross-country, biathlon or even ski jumping in one of the youth programs. After a day out in the snow, gather around the outdoor bonfire or in the cozy Day Lodge restaurant.
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.