Summer Bobsleigh

bobsleigh
Price
$119/Adult (2023 pricing, please check back in the spring for 2024 pricing)
Youth slide free with paying adult (1 youth:1 adult)
Availability
Summer 2024 dates coming soon

Summer Bobsleigh will be back in 2024. Visit us in the winter season 2023/24 to try out Passenger Bobsleigh or Public Skeleton for yourself, or come up for sightseeing and watch our athletes slide.

Bring the family for one of Whistler’s most unique summer activities. Youth slide free with paying adult (1 youth:1 adult). 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 (1 youth:1 adult)! Summer Bobsleigh runs rain or shine, so it’s the perfect addition to your time in Whistler, whatever the weather.

passengers in summer bobsleigh

Cost

  • $119 / adult (19+) 2023 pricing
    • *One youth (ages 12-18) slides FREE with a full paying adult (ratio 1 youth : 1 adult)
  • Price includes track walk and one summer bobsleigh ride
    (transportation to and from venue not included, free parking available)

As a not-for-profit, all proceeds from this program directly support our athletes and mission to grow sport.

passengers in summer bobsleigh on the track

Requirements

  • No prior experience required
  • No exceptions: Minimum age 12, no exceptions (12 & 13 year-olds must slide together with an accompanying adult, 1:1 ratio). Youth must meet the height/weight requirements as outlined below
    • Weight: between 85lb and 285lb (39kg-129kg)
    • Height: between 4'6" and 6'5" (137cm-196cm)
  • Passenger bobsleigh is a real sport experience:
    • Participants may experience a strenuous ride

Participants must make sure they are ready to slide and meet the weight, height and health requirements outlined in the "Know Before You Go".

people celebrating after bobsleigh ride

Booking Will Start in Spring 2024

Advance booking is recommended. Full payment is required at the 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.

What to Expect?

Please make sure to read our Know Before You Go page before arriving at the Whistler Sliding Centre. After checking in at Guest Services, your Summer Bobsleigh Experience will begin with an orientation about your ride and track etiquette. After the orientation, you will go on an exclusive track walk with your guide, see the track from an athlete’s perspective, and learn about the sports and history of the Olympic legacy venue. Your team will also line up for your commemorative photo, which you will obtain free of charge after the ride. 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, the 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 in exiting the sled. High-five with your pilot and crew, and review the video of your ride.

passengers smiling about bobsleigh ride

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.

summer bobsleigh passengers walking up to sled

Download Your Commemorative Photo

After your ride, we will email you a link to download your FREE activity/certificate photo from our online database! Feel free to share them with your friends and family and tag us #whistlerslidingcentre, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and leave a review on Tripadvisor.

aerial view of whistler

Cancellation Policy

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.

skeleton sport racer

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

Whistler Sliding Centre 4910 Glacier Lane
WhistlerBC V8E 0C2
Canada