Whistler Sliding Centre is home to the world’s fastest bobsled, luge and skeleton track and it’s all open to the public – and not just to watch, but to try, too!
We love the Whistler Sliding Centre, because since hosting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, it continues to amazing visitors. Winter or summer the state-of-the-art facility is open for tours or to experience first-hand what it’s like to passenger a bobsleigh or skeleton down part of the 1.5km ice track.
Why we think you’ll really love the Whistler Sliding Centre
What many people don’t realize is that the Whistler Sliding Centre has a direct connection to the local First Nations people. Located on the southeast flanks of Blackcomb Mountain, the Whistler Sliding Centre was built on the shared traditional territories of the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations, in an area designated as a Spirited Place – a special, sacred place that has a long and rich history among the indigenous people of this land. Every athlete who competes at the Whistler Sliding Centre is on a journey. For those who compete on it, the track isn’t just 1,450 meters of ice – it is a rite of passage that will help shape their character and their future life path.
Like the First Nations traditions that preceded it, this is a place to learn, where one must build on the lessons of those who came before, in order to succeed. Faster, steeper and more intense than any track in history, the Whistler Sliding Centre will be the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit for the world’s top sliders.
Explore Whistler Sliding Centre
Winter: Public Bobsleigh and Skeleton programs start on December 8 and run until April 12
Summer: Summer Bobsleigh is offered from late June until early September.
Contact: Phone: 604-964-0040
Book a bobsleigh or skeleton experience: whistlersportlegacies.com/venues/whistler-sliding-centre
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