BMW IBSF Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships

Event has concluded for 2019. Please check back for updates on next year's event.

The fastest athletes on ice slide into the Whistler Sliding Centre track when Canada hosts the BMW IBSF World Championships. The world’s top bobsleigh and skeleton athletes blast down a 16-corner icy chute that twists and turns down Blackcomb Mountain. More than 250 athletes representing over 35 countries battle it out for the title of King and Queen in the most prestigious bobsleigh and skeleton event in a non-Olympic year.

Be trackside to check out these athletes as they reach speeds of up to 150 km/hour while sliding down the high-banked corners of the world-renowned Whistler Sliding Centre. The action-packed event features nightly entertainment, local food options, beer gardens and other amazing activities for the whole family to enjoy!

2019 Schedule & Information

Here's a look at what happened at the BMW IBSF World Championships in 2019. Please check back for updates on next year's event.

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Race Days – Week 1

Friday, March 1, 2019

Event: 2-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 1)
Time: 5 PM

Event: 2-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 2)
Time: 6:30 PM

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Event: Women's Bobsleigh (Heat 1)
Time: 11:30 AM

Event: Women's Bobsleigh (Heat 2)
Time: 1 PM

Event: 2-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 3)
Time: 5 PM

Event: 2-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 4)
Time: 6:30 PM

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Event: Women's Bobsleigh (Heat 3)
Time: 11:30 AM

Event: Women's Bobsleigh (Heat 4)
Time: 1 PM

Event: Bobsleigh and Skeleton Team Event
Time: 4 PM

Race Days – Week 2

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Event: Men's Skeleton (Heat 1)
Time: 9 AM

Event: Men's Skeleton (Heat 2)
Time: 10:45 AM

Event: Women's Skeleton (Heat 1)
Time: 12:30 PM

Event: Women's Skeleton (Heat 2)
Time: 2 PM

Friday, March 8, 2019

Event: Men's Skeleton (Heat 3)
Time: 9 AM

Event: Men's Skeleton (Heat 4)
Time: 10:45 AM

Event: Women's Skeleton (Heat 3)
Time: 12:30 PM

Event: Women's Skeleton (Heat 4)
Time: 2 PM

Event: 4-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 1)
Time: 5 PM

Event: 4-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 2)
Time: 6:30 PM

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Event: 4-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 1)
Time: 5 PM

Event: 4-Man Bobsleigh (Heat 2)
Time: 6:30 PM

Getting to Whistler Sliding Centre

There is NO parking available on site. The best way to access the Whistler Sliding Centre is via the Excalibur Gondola. Spectators can take the gondola from Whistler Village (until 6 PM and free to ride without ski/snowboard equipment) to mid-station and continue from there on foot (10-minute walk). The Whistler Sliding Centre can also be accessed via Whistler Transit bus to Staff Housing – Route 7, followed by a short walk to the venue.

Parking lots 7 and 8 are available for free parking (upon availability only). Please note that at this time of year, these lots are very full and we encourage spectators to make use of the Excalibur Gondola and BC Transit.

Tickets and Pricing

General Admission

1-day Individual Pass: $10
1-day Family Pass: $20

3-day Individual Pass: $25
3-day Family Pass: $35


VIP Experience

A limited number of VIP Experiences are available on World Championship race days and include:

  • Access to two VIP Areas at Whistler Sliding Centre
  • Complimentary food, beverages and snacks served in VIP areas only (does not include food and beverage in spectator tent)
  • Use of VIP Shuttle running between main VIP lounge and upper VIP viewing area (does not include transportation from Whistler Village to Whistler Sliding Centre)

For VIP Package details, please email with subject line WM VIP PACKAGES.

An electronic or printed copy of your Ticket Purchase/Receipt Confirmation is required to gain access to the Whistler Sliding Centre. Upon entry to WSL you will receive a physical ticket. In/out privileges are allowed for the day that tickets have been purchased only. For individuals purchasing a 3-day pass, please request tickets for each day attending for daily entry.

Children and Youth 11-18 years of age, when accompanied by a parent/guardian, are entitled to join as part of a Family Pass. Unaccompanied youth will be required to purchase a ticket.

Children 10 years and under are FREE. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

Plan Your Trip

Aside from the live sports action of the BMW IBSF Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Championships there are plenty of things to see and do around town.



  • Whistler’s patios are perfect for après – pull up a chair and enjoy a brew
  • Need to unwind after the thrill of the bobsleigh? Whistler’s spas are waiting
  • Bring your appetite to one of Whistler’s restaurants for a feast

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