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 can also explore the state-of-the-art facility during a free, self-guided interpretive tour with free venue access available daily starting October 18, 2021 from 9 AM to 4 PM.
Winter Bobsleigh or Skeleton Experience: Closed until Winter 2021/22
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.
Check back soon for information on Winter 2021/22 tickets.
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.
Summer at Whistler Olympic Park
Explore the Olympic legacy in summer! In 2021, the park will open for self-guided sightseeing in August. Please check back for updates.
Summer Park Hours & Admission
Park hours are still to be determined for Summer 2021. The park will open in August for free, self-guided sightseeing.
Summer Biathlon Experience - Unavailable for Summer 2021
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.
Tour Dates: Unavailable for Summer 2021
Ages: 12 and up (under 19 with accompanying adult)
Pricing: $25 per person (tax included)
Whistler Olympic Park Guided Jeep Tour
Welcome to this one-of-a-kind educational expedition! Explore the 2010 Olympic Legacy ski trails in a capable and comfortable 4x4 with the top down with this backstage pass to the most spectacular features of Whistler Olympic Park. Get a once in a lifetime Gold medal glimpse from the Olympian’s start house of the legendary Nordic ski jumps, and wind your way through the Legacy Cross Country Ski Trail Network. Take a photo in front of the Olympic and Paralympic cross-country stadium, biathlon range, Olympic Rings, the famous 2010 Inuksuk, and of course, the majestic ski jumps!
Tour Dates: Daily from June to October
Ages: All ages
Pricing: $189 per adult 13+, $129 per child 12 and under
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.
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.