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

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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: Summer Bobsleigh on wheels is offered 5 days a week (closed Tuesdays/Wednesdays & August 3/BC Day) from June 27 to September 6, 2015.

Winter: Public Bobsleigh and Skeleton programs will commence in December 2015 and run until March/April 2016.

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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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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

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.

Free Parking

Visitor parking is located below the Guest Services Building: Drive straight under the 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.

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).

Gondola Access

During operating hours, the Excalibur Gondola provides public access from Whistler Village to the venue.  Exit the gondola at Base II on Blackcomb Mountain and turn left on Glacier Road.  The Whistler Sliding Centre is located on the right, across from Parking Lot 8. Guests may ride the gondola for free without ski or snowboard gear. Please check whistlerblackcomb.com for up to date lift status.

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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