Summer bobsleigh at the Whistler Sliding Centre

Summer Bobsleigh

Summer BOBSLEIGH will be back in summer 2022! In Winter 2021/22, visit us for passenger bobsleigh or public Skeleton!

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Bring the family for one of Whistler’s most unique summer activities. Youth slide free*! No experience is required.

After an orientation and a tour of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games venue including an exclusive track walk, your team will ride in a bobsleigh equipped with wheels, driven by a trained pilot, through twists and turns with speeds of up to 90km/hr. Youth (12-18) slide free with a full paying adult! Summer Bobsleigh runs rain or shine, so it’s the perfect addition to your time in Whistler, whatever the weather.

*Family Discount: Youth 12-18 years slide FREE with a full paying adult!

AVAILABILITY

(subject to change)

Available again in summer 2022

COVID-19 response

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

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

COST

 

2021 information, details tbd for 2022:

  • $99 per adult (19+)
  • One youth (ages 12-18) slides FREE with a full paying adult (ratio 1 youth : 1 adult)
  • Additional youth: 50% off
  • Price includes track walk and one summer bobsleigh ride
    (transportation to and from venue not included, free parking available)

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

REQUIREMENTS

  • No prior experience is required.
  • All participants must be 12 years or older (12 and 13 year-olds must slide together with an accompanying adult, 1:1 ratio).
  • Summer 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 must adhere to the federal/provincial health orders and Whistler Sliding Centre venue guidelines surrounding COVID-19 (read more here).
BOOK & MORE INFO

Booking will be available in spring/summer 2022.

Advance booking is recommended, full payment is required at time of booking. See below for cancellation policy. Make sure to read the Summer Bobsleigh Know before you Go before booking.

For any questions, call 604-964-0040 or contact us by email.

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 Summer Bobsleigh Experience will begin with an orientation about your ride and track etiquette. After the orientation, your team will line up for your commemorative photo. Then you will go on an exclusive track walk with your guide, see the track from an athletes’ perspective, and learn about the sports and history of the Olympic legacy venue. After arriving at your start position, you will be fitted with a helmet. With the assistance of the track crew, you and your team – including your trained pilot – will 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 the control tower gives your sled the green light, track crew will give you a push, and it’s “bobsleigh in track” for you, your pilot, and your fellow participants! As you will accelerate down the track, lean into the corners to assist your steering pilot in reaching top speeds of up to 90 km/hr in the final corner. The uphill outrun will slow you to a stop, and the track crew will assist you to exit the sled. (Physically distance) high five with your pilot and crew, and review the video of your ride!

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!

A point of view camera from your pilot's helmet will 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