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 and Skeleton Experience at the Whistler Sliding Centre

Important Information:

Winter Bobsleigh and Skeleton Tours are unavailable for the remainder of the Winter 2020/21 season. For other activity options, see all winter activities, speak with a Travel Consultant at 1.800.944.7853 or email reservations@whistler.com.

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). Public sightseeing and spectating are currently unavailable due to a COVID-19 public health order.

Summer Bobsleigh: $99 per person / Youth Slide Free

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.

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

Winter Bobsleigh or Skeleton Experience: Closed for Winter 2020/21 Season*

1 Guest 2 Guests 3+ Guests
Bobsleigh Per Person (aged 14+) $189 $169 $129
Skeleton Per Person (aged 16+) $189

*Winter Bobsleigh and Skeleton Tours are unavailable for the remainder of the Winter 2020/21 season.

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.

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, with experiences such as Summer Biathlon, and self-guided activities such as hiking, sightseeing and disc golfing. The park will open in late June for the Summer 2021 season. Please check back in Spring 2021 for updates.

Summer Park Hours & Admission

Whistler Olympic Park is open daily for tours, self-guided activities and sightseeing from late June until late August.

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 2020/21 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.

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.

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