Beginner Bobsleigh instruction Whistler Sliding Centre

5-Day Bobsleigh Pilot School

Youth and adults (16+) that want to acquire the skills to become a bobsleigh pilot can enrol in one of our multi-day Bobsleigh Pilot School programs. These are held on select dates from November to March. Schools generally occur three times over the winter season and take five days to complete.

During the school, the basic skills needed to pilot a bobsleigh are taught in the classroom and practiced on the ice. Athletes begin at Curve 7 in a non-articulated training sled before moving into an articulated 2-man bobsleigh. Participation in the Bobsleigh Pilot School includes both driving and braking duties, as participants will trade off with one another during the sessions. Over the course of the five days, experienced coaches help athletes develop and refine their skills as they move to higher start heights on the track (read more about our coaches here).

Successful completion of a Bobsleigh Pilot School allows athletes to join the B.C. Sliding Development Centre’s Bobsleigh Progression Camps, where athletes further refine their skills and eventually move to the top of the Whistler track.

General Program Info
Who Individuals aged 16 and up; 13-15 years old in monobob at coach's discretion. 
No previous experience needed.
Must be physically fit, and meet certain health and safety requirements.
When Select dates from November 2021 to March 2022

Price for 2020/21, tbc for winter 2021/22:

  • $250 per athlete/school for Canadian residents, ages 16-25 (ID required)*
  • $750 per school, all other participants

* The age range of 16 to 25 years aligns with long-term athlete development stages in the sliding sports and the Canadian Sport for Life program. This age range allows us to capture early, as well as late stage Olympic potential athletes.


For any questions, please contact us by email. Registration for programs will start in fall 2021.

Whistler Sliding Centre 4910 Glacier Lane
Whistler BC V8E 0C2