Imagine sliding down the world’s fastest ice track in a bobsleigh or on a skeleton sled, 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
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 - ‘Rolling Thunder’ Bobsleigh on Wheels - $99 per person
July 1 – September
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 seven days a week, rain or shine, it’s a perfect addition to your time in Whistler. Rolling Thunder runs daily for $99 per adult – youth (12 – 18) Free with a paying adult. Additional youth half price.
Winter Bobsleigh or Skeleton Experience - $179 per person
December 15 - April 1, 2018
Tick bobsleigh or skeleton off your bucket list at the Whistler Sliding Centre! After a safety orientation, participants coast down the world’s fastest ice track in a 4-person bobsled, steered by a trained bobsleigh pilot, reaching speeds of up to 125+ km/hr. Solo adventurers can launch themselves down head-first on their own skeleton sled, reaching speeds up to 100 km/hr. Bobsleigh is offered daily, Skeleton is available Fridays and Saturdays mainly (additional sessions may be open depending on the sliding schedule).
Simply search below to book your winter experience, or call 1.800.944.7853 and speak to a local travel consultant.
Winter at Whistler Olympic Park
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 opens from November - April for winter activities. Whistler Olympic Park has 130 kilometers of picturesque nordic ski and snowshoe trails plus biathlon facilities, ski jumping, fat biking, tobogganing and baseboarding and access to backcountry skiing.
Summer at Whistler Olympic Park
During July and August Whistler Olympic Park is open for sightseeing as well as biathlon shooting and Electric Assist Fat Bike Rentals.
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.
Self Guided Tours
Explore Whistler’s Olympic Legacies in your own time with the self guided tours, any time of year. Download the Whistler 2010 Games Experience Brochure to use as a guide as you go.
Google Maps for Tours, Venues & Photo Opportunities
View a detailed Olympic Legacies Map (includes photo locations and must-see attractions).
Olympic Adventure Package from $278 per person
What better way to get into the Olympic spirit than combining a Cross Country Ski lesson with a Bobsleigh/Skeleton Experience?
Spend your morning at beautiful Lost Lake Park in a Discover Classic ski lesson. You will learn about the equipment, how to get moving, climb and stop in either classic or skate technique. Lessons are 75 minutes long.
In the afternoon, make your way to the Whistler Sliding Centre for a bobsleigh or skeleton experience. After a safety orientation, participants coast down the world’s fastest ice track in a 4-person bobsled or skeleton sled, reaching between 100 – 125 km/hr. Bobsleigh is offered daily and skeleton is available on Fridays and Saturdays.
To book your Olympic Adventure Package, please call 1.800.944.7853 to speak with a Whistler based travel consultant.
*Please note that prices are subject to change and tours are subject to availability.