Last day of the winter season 2022/23 was April 9! Public Skeleton on ice will be back in 2023/24. Starting June 28, 2024 Summer Bobsleigh on wheels will be offered again!
The Whistler Sliding Centre's Public Skeleton Experience is one of Whistler's most unique activities! No experience is required.
Like an Olympian, you will slide solo on your own skeleton sled. Participants take off from the “Maple Leaf” starting point to slide through the track’s bottom six corners, clocking speeds up to 100 km/hr. Don’t worry that your run might be over too fast, as you get to go down twice! No previous experience is required, you will get familiarized through a thorough orientation session before going on track. The Whistler Sliding Centre is the only place in Canada where public can experience the adrenaline rush of skeleton! Skeleton runs rain, snow or shine so it’s the perfect addition to your time in Whistler, whatever the weather.
|Availability||December 2023 to March 2024
Activity duration approx. 2 hours.
Dec 10 at 12pm
Jan 7 at 12pm
Jan 28 at 11:30am
Feb 4 at 11:30am
Feb 25 at 1:30pm
March 10 at 1:30am
(per person, 2 Solo Skeleton Rides)
25% off the second activity for individuals who book both bobsleigh and skeleton in the same season (book by phone for the discount).
Ask about our locals' discount for Whistler, Pemberton and Squamish residents.
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 Public Skeleton Experience commences with an orientation about your ride and track etiquette. After the orientation, your group will get fitted with helmets and you will walk about one third up the track to the “Maple Leaf” start. Watch closely as a staff member does a demonstration run! When it is your turn, the track team will assist you in finding the correct position on your sled. The control tower will announce your name on the big speakers, give your sled the green light, and track crew will gently push you into the track. And you’re off! As you accelerate down the track, remember to “be a sack of potatoes”, as the most relaxed participants reach the highest speeds of over 100 km/hr. The uphill outrun will slow you down, and staff will bring you to a stop and help you off your sled. Head back up for run number two and refine your technique – you want to win the race after all! After your second run, return to Guest Services to check your time and speed, and to collect your commemorative photo.
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!
- You may cancel your booking up to 24 hours prior to your booked activity time to receive a full refund. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the booked activity time as well as no-shows are subject to a 100% charge.
- 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.