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.

Bobsleigh 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). Visitors can also explore the state-of-the-art facility during a free, self-guided interpretive tour (free venue access daily from 9:00AM to 4:00PM).

Winter Bobsleigh - November 27, 2020 - March 28, 2021

1 Guest 2 Guests 3+ Guests
Per Person (aged 14+) $189 $169 $129

Tick the Olympic sports of bobsleigh 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 90lbs and 285lbs with your winter clothes and be between 4'6" and 6'8" in height.

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 2020 - 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 run on Saturdays and Sundays, 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 year-round.

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.

Summer at Whistler Olympic Park

Park Hours & Admission

Whistler Olympic Park is open daily for tours, self-guided activities and sightseeing from June 27 to August 30 from 9:30 AM – 4 PM. Park closes and gates are locked at 4:00 PM. All activities ensure physical distancing and enhanced COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

There is a small park access fee of $10 (tax included). 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 2019/20 winter season pass holders and non-motorized vehicles.


Tours

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: Daily from June 27 – August 30, 2020
Ages: 12 and up (under 19 with accompanying adult)
Pricing: $25 per person (tax included)


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.

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 for $5 per disc or $15 per family.

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.

Whistler Bobsleigh Offers

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.

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

Women doing the Bobsleigh Experience at Whistler Sliding Centre

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Photos of Whistler Olympic Park and Sliding Centre