Public Passenger Bobsleigh Experience Whistler Sliding Centre

Passenger Bobsleigh

Available Again in Winter 2021/22

Our season 2020/21 is now over, and the venue is closed to the public until further notice. We will welcome public back in summer 2021 for Summer Bobsleigh on wheels!

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The Whistler Sliding Centre's Passenger Bobsleigh Experience is one of Whistler's most unique activities! No previous experience is required. After an orientation, you will slide in a real bobsleigh, driven by a trained pilot. You and your team will race through ten twists and turns at speeds of 125+ km/hr and feel the acceleration of up to 4 g-forces. The Whistler Sliding Centre is the only place in Canada where public can try bobsleigh and slide like an Olympian. Passenger Bobsleigh runs rain, snow or shine so it’s the perfect addition to your time in Whistler, whatever the weather.

Availability

Available again in winter 2021/22

COVID-19 Response

We are committed to providing the safest possible experience for our guests in times of COVID-19. The Passenger Bobsleigh experience has been slightly modified to adhere to current health & safety policies & recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Riding in a bobsleigh involves close proximity to fellow passengers. To be compliant with COVID-19 safety measures at all times, all guests and pilots will wear masks and balaclavas (free for guests) under their helmets. Activity staff will wear masks and gloves where necessary.

Guests on the same booking are considered a “COVID-19 bubble”, and we will ensure you ride together in one sled with no other individuals, except your pilot.

Read more about the Whistler Sliding Centre COVID-19 response here.

Cost

(Cost per person. 1 bobsleigh ride with pilot)

Price tbd for 2021/22 season.

25% off the second activity for individuals who book both bobsleigh and skeleton (book by phone for the discount).

Ask about our locals' discount for Whistler, Pemberton and Squamish residents!

Requirements

  • No prior experience is required.
  • All participants must be 14 years or older (14 and 15 year-olds must slide together with an accompanying adult, 1:1 ratio).
  • Passenger bobsleigh is a real sport experience. Participants may experience a strenuous ride, and must meet the physical requirements outlined in the "Know Before You Go".
  • Participants need to adhere to the federal/provincial health orders and Whistler Sliding Centre venue guidelines surrounding COVID-19 (read more here).
How To Book
  • Booking will be available in late summer/early fall 2021.
  • Advance booking is required.
  • Before you book, make sure to read the Passenger Bobsleigh "Know before you Go".
  • For any questions, contact us by email or call 604-964-0040.
Gift Certificates Looking for a unique present? Give the gift of sliding like an Olympian! Gift certificates are available, and can flexibly be redeemed by the certificate holder. To purchase, contact our Guest Services team by phone at 604-964-0040, ext. 2201!

Full payment is required at time of booking. See below for cancellation policy.

The Whistler Sliding Centre is a non-profit organization, and all proceeds from our public programs go directly towards growing sport and supporting bobsleigh, skeleton and luge athletes!

What to Expect?

Your Passenger Bobsleigh Experience will begin with an orientation about your ride and track etiquette. After the orientation, you will be shuttled to your start position about two thirds up the track, where you will be fitted with a helmet. You will meet your pilot, and with the assistance of the track crew, be seated in the sled and go through the final safety checks. Listen as your team’s names will be announced on the big speakers! Once your sled gets the green light, track crew will give your sled a push, and the control tower will announce “bobsleigh in track”! As you will accelerate down the track, lean into the corners to assist your steering pilot in reaching top speeds of 125+ km/hr in the final corner. The uphill outrun will slow you to a stop at the finish dock, where the track crew will assist you to exit the sled. Line up for your commemorative photo, and take the shuttle back to Guest Services.

The Passenger Bobsleigh experience has been slightly modified to adhere to current health & safety policies & recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read more here.

Purchase your ride video!

Point of view cameras on your sled record your ride down! Purchase your personal video from Guest Services after your ride.

Download your commemorative photo!

You will be able to download your FREE activity/certificate photo from our online database! Feel free to share them with your friends and family, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or leave a review on Tripadvisor!

Cancellation Policy

  • You may cancel your booking up to 24 hours prior to your booked activity time to receive a full refund. Cancellations within 24 hours of the booked activity time incur a $20 administration fee per booked guest. 
  • In the event that a session is cancelled (at the discretion of the Whistler Sliding Centre) participants will have the choice of a full refund or re-scheduling.

Whistler Sliding Centre 4910 Glacier Lane
Whistler BC V8E 0C2
Canada