Beginner Bobsleigh instruction Whistler Sliding Centre

Bobsleigh Foundation School

Our immersive Bobsleigh Foundation Schools are open to youths as well as adults (16 years of age and older) who want to learn the skills required to become bobsleigh pilots. Three to four of these schools are conducted over the winter season, each lasting five days for thorough training. These schools are scheduled between November and March.

During the program, participants will receive instruction both in a classroom setting and on ice, where they will practice the fundamental techniques required for bobsleigh piloting. Starting from Curve 7 (2/3 up the track), athletes will train in either a mono or 2-man bobsleigh. As part of the Bobsleigh Foundation School, individuals will alternate between driving and braking duties, ensuring a well-rounded understanding of the sport. Throughout the five-day duration, our experienced coaches will provide guidance and support, aiding athletes in developing and honing their skills as they advance to higher start heights on the track (read more about our coaches here).

Upon completing the Bobsleigh Foundation School, athletes will be able to join the B.C. Sliding Development Centre's Bobsleigh Pilot Development Program. These camps serve as a platform for further skill refinement, allowing athletes to progress towards developing the skills needed to either progress to the National Team program or to become a pilot for the Passenger Bobsleigh activity.

General Program Info
  • Individuals aged 16 and up; 13-15 years old in mono bob at coach's discretion.
  • No previous experience needed
  • Must be physically fit, and meet certain health and safety requirements

Multi-day camps winter season 2023-24:

  • December 20 to 23, 2023
  • January 10 to 14, 2024
  • January 31 to February 4, 2024

Canadian residents, ages 14-25:

  • $350 / school, includes the use of a bobsleigh and helmet.
    (ID required; 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.

All other participants:

  • $850, includes the use of a bobsleigh and helmet.

Has been pre-reserved at a discounted cost for camp attendees at the Whistler Athletes' Centre. On a double occupancy basis, prices include full room and board.

Registration & More Info

For any questions, please contact us by email. Registration will start in fall 2023.

The camp registration deadline is three weeks prior to the start of each camp. The Camp fee will increase by 10% for late registration. Please make sure you submit your registration by the deadline to allow for camp planning and organization to ensure the safety of athletes and staff.

Whistler Sliding Centre 4910 Glacier Lane
Whistler BC V8E 0C2