Whistler Sliding Centre

The Whistler Sliding Centre is home to the fastest ice track in the world. Since hosting the bobsleigh, skeleton and luge competitions during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the Whistler Sliding Centre continues to challenge the sports’ most elite athletes with international competitions, recruiting camps, and ongoing youth programs. Visitors are invited to tour the state-of-the-art facility, or experience the action first-hand with passenger bobsleigh and skeleton rides down part of the 1,450 meter-long ice track.

Contact: 

Phone: 604-964-0040
On-site Emergency: 604-966-7792
(dial 911 after hours)

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4910 Glacier Lane

Whistler, BC

V0N 1B4

Canada

 

GPS Coordinates:

Latitude : 50.107258, Longitude : -122.943757

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Hours of Operation: 

Summer Bobsleigh on wheels will commence on July 1 and run daily until September 4, 2016!

Athlete training on ice will start again in October 2016, public Bobsleigh and Skeleton programs will resume in December 2016.

Year-round, visitors can access the Whistler Sliding Centre's public areas for Sightseeing daily from 9am until 5pm. Site access is not permitted outside these hours.

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Summer Bobsleigh

Summer or winter, experience the thrill of a lifetime racing down the fastest bobsleigh track of the world with your pilot!

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Summer Sightseeing

Explore and learn about the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, our legacy venues and our sports on a self-guided tour!

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Sport Programs & Camps

Whistler Sport Legacies offers year-round programming in a variety of summer and winter sports for all ages and abilities.

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Bobsleigh

Experience the thrill of a lifetime racing down the fastest bobsleigh track of the world with your pilot!

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Skeleton

Launch yourself head-first down the fastest sliding track in the world and experience an adrenaline rush like no other!

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Luge

Luge is an exciting Olympic sport that is available to interested children and youth at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

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Whistler Sliding Centre at a Glance

How to get here:

Driving: From Highway 99/Sea-to-Sky Highway in Whistler Village, turn right onto Village Gate Blvd. Turn right at Blackcomb Way. Turn right at Glacier Drive. Go up the hill towards Blackcomb Base II (follow directions to Tube Park). Turn right at Glacier Lane (under the skier overpass bridge). Follow the signs to Parking lots 7 and 8 (for Blackcomb Mountain).
After passing Lot 7 (on your left), take a right turn underneath the skier overpass bridge. Drive straight under the bridge and then turn right as the road forks to arrive at the Whistler Sliding Centre Guest Services building to check in. Visitor parking is located below the Guest Services building in the Visitor Parking Lot (free). 

Free Parking: Visitor parking is located below the Guest Services building: Drive straight under the skier overpass bridge and then turn right as the road forks. Pass the Whistler Sliding Centre Guest Services building on your right, following the road down until you find the parking lot on your right.

Gondola Access: If the Excalibur Gondola is running, it is a short walk from Blackcomb Base II to the venue. Exit the gondola at the first stop, walk straight across the ski slope, and straight through parking lot 7, which is located directly in front of you (level with the gondola). Turn left (uphill) on Glacier Lane. You will see our venue as you reach the crest of the hill, on the right hand side of the road. You may ride the Excalibur Gondola without the purchase of a lift ticket as long as you do not have ski or snowboard gear with you. Please check Whistler Blackcomb's website for their lift status as they can close unexpectedly.

Public Transit: Take public transit via the WAVE bus system to Staff Housing - Route 7.  The Whistler Silding Centre is just a short walk up the hill (across from Parking Lot 8).

Click here for a map and the exact address of the Sliding Centre.

Facilities

Olympic Sliding Track (length 1,450 metres, 16 corners, 7 official starting points along the track suitable for bobsleigh, luge and skeleton), Guest Services Building, Top Start House and Public Bobsleigh Start House (Lower Ladies’ Start), Control Timing Building, Track Operations Building, Finish Dock/Building, Refrigeration Plant, event infrastructure/functional buildings.

Guest Services Building

Hub for public skeleton and bobsleigh tours and sales, also offering seasonal merchandise, drinks and snacks, change facilities and washrooms.

Athlete Development

As a National Training Centre for Sliding Sports, the Whistler Sliding Centre supports athlete development in all three sliding disciplines in co-operation with the BC Luge Association (www.bcluge.ca) and the BC Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (www.slidebc.ca). Athletes aged 7-13 train in the Learn to Luge program and athletes 16 years or older work on their skills in the Skeleton and Bobsleigh Driving School. Also national and development team and international sliding athletes and teams frequently use the track as training venue. Click here to find out more about how to get involved in sliding sports!

Event Venue

Whistler Sliding Centre is one of only 15 internationally sanctioned competition sliding tracks in the world and regularly hosts regional, national and international competitions for Luge and for Bobsleigh/Skeleton (average of six events per year on World Cup, Intercontinental Cup, North America’s Cup and Provincial levels). Check our Event Calendar for upcoming events.

Dogs

Dogs are allowed to visit the venue’s public areas (including the spectator areas by the track), but they must be on leash and under control at all times. Dogs are not permitted inside public buildings.

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