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 sightseeing year-round and spectating during the on-ice season. Grab a map at Guest Services and take the free self-guided interpretive tour! Please note, venue access hours vary.
Winter Passenger Bobsleigh or Public Skeleton: $209 per person
December 4, 2022 - April 9, 2023
Try Passenger Bobsleigh, one of Whistler's most unique activities! No previous experience is required.
After an orientation, participants slide in a real 4-person bobsleigh, driven by a trained pilot. Teams race through ten twists and turns at speeds of 125+ km/hr and feel the acceleration of up to 4 g-forces. The minimum age for Passenger Bobsleigh is 14 (14 & 15 year olds must ride with a guardian), some physical requirements apply.
The Whistler Sliding Centre is the only place in Canada where public can try bobsleigh and slide like an Olympian!
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. Minimum age for Public Skeleton is 16, some physical requirements apply.
Both activities run rain, snow or shine, so it’s the perfect addition to your time in Whistler, whatever the weather. Bobsleigh is offered Tuesdays to Sundays.
Skeleton is offered on the following dates:
- December 4, 2022
- December 18, 2022
- January 8, 2023
- February 4, 2023
- February 26, 2023
- March 19, 2023
Simply search below to book your Winter experience, or call 1.800.944.7853 and speak to a local travel consultant.
Spectating and Sightseeing
During winter 2022/23, the Whistler Sliding Centre is in operation with sliding on ice from October 13, 2022 to mid April 2023. Spectating and sightseeing is free during scheduled sliding times, check the venue website for the weekly track schedule. Access to the Guest Services building with washrooms and a small shop with snacks and merchandise is available from 9 AM to 6:30 PM on sliding days. Grab a map at Guest Services, take the free self-guided interpretive tour and watch our athletes slide!
Summer Bobsleigh: $109 per adult / Youth Slide Free*
Summer bobsleigh has now finished for the 2022 season.
Bring the family for one of Whistler’s most unique summer activities. Youth slide free*! No experience is required.
After an orientation and a tour of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games venue including an exclusive track walk, your team will ride in a bobsleigh equipped with wheels, driven by a trained pilot, through twists and turns with speeds of up to 90km/hr. Youth (12-18) slide free with a full paying adult! Summer Bobsleigh runs rain or shine, so it’s the perfect addition to your time in Whistler, whatever the weather.
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 seasonal activities and programs.
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.