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Whistler Sliding Centre

Address: 4910 Glacier Lane, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-964-0040
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Ranked #18 of 86 Activities in Whistler
Type: Sports Complexes, Sports
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Owner description: The Whistler Sliding Centre was the site of the bobsleigh, luge and skeleton competitions for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. We are a non profit organization with all proceeds going towards keeping the track open to develop the sports for Canadian and International athletes. In addition to being a national training venue for athletes, the Whistler Sliding Centre offers the general public the opportunity to be an Olympian for a day, in either bobsleigh or skeleton. The fastest sport experience in Whistler, reaching speeds up to 125km/h, will give you an adrenaline rush like no other. The Winter Bobsleigh Tours are now closed for the 2013/14 season. Please check back in the fall for our 2014/15 Winter schedule. SUMMER TOURS 'Rolling Thunder' - Whistler's newest summer attraction! Ride down the fastest track in the world...on wheels! Driven by a trained Professional Bobsleigh Pilot, four passengers will go through 10 corners including the famous Thunderbird Corner, reaching speeds of up to 80 kms an hour! But don't worry, you'll be provided with an orientation that also includes the history of the Whistler Sliding Centre as a 2010 Olympic Winter Games venue. The full experience will take about an hour, but the adrenaline rush will last days! Book online now!

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Port Moody, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Super friendly, helpful and informative staff by phone. The receptionist helped us time our visit with a training run so that we could see bobsleds coming down the run. You can also take a course and get to skeleton down the track. Seems interesting, not sure if I'll go back to try; but sounds like fun and simple enough.... No... More

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South of Sydney
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11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The people that run the centre are awesome. The service is good and we had a blast. We only got to do the summer run on wheels as we were there for mountain biking but it was still great. I would love to do one on ice. Al the profits from the sliding go back into running the centre.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was a cool experience! A very easy way to gain an appreciation of what it is like to slide down one of the world's fastest courses. Super nice and passionate staff, too!

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Offers a free self guided tour in Summer however disappointed. We drove up, couldn't locate parking there and later discovered its really meant to be hiked/walked up. Considering the drive I didnt see any scenic views nor the luge training I'm gonna guess Winter would be much more worth while.

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WSL2010, Administrative Coordinator / Social Media at Whistler Sliding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are open during the summer for our Summer Bobsleigh Experience (on wheels!) This new activity to the Whistler Sliding Centre was open from June 28 - Sept 1. We are now preparing for our winter season and will launch the public Bobsleigh and Skeleton rides on December 8th! If you want to check out... More

Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I went to the the sliding center with a couple of friends while at Whistler and it was a definite must for all in Whistler! Too bad it was summer because the slides went at like 80 km per hour, I heard it goes wayyy faster in winter. Oh well. But it was still pretty fast and definitely worth the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

a bit on the expensive side, but an experience you will never forget. just gets faster and faster as you bobsled. will def do the luge next time im there

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WSL2010, Administrative Coordinator / Social Media at Whistler Sliding Centre, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed the Summer Bobsleigh Experience! Our public winter programs for Bobsleigh and Skeleton launch in early December and run until April 2015! Luge is the most technical of all three sliding sports and is not part of our public sliding programs at this time. Luge athletes start at a very young age to learn the proper... More

Seattle, Washington
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The sliding center is open but it is a self guided walking tour in the summer. You can get very close to the plastic track but I don't know why you would want to do this. There are lots of other places to hike up a hill and the scenery would be better.

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WSL2010, Administrative Coordinator / Social Media at Whistler Sliding Centre, responded to this review

We are sorry you just missed our Summer Operations! This year our Summer Bobsleigh Experience (on wheels) ran from June 28 - Sept 1st. We are now preparing for our winter season and will start making ice on October 8th! Our exciting Bobsleigh and Skeleton Sport Experience Programs for the 2014/2015 winter season launch early December! More

B.c.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A definite "must experience" on the fastest track in the world and olympic venue! And fees for the venue assist in supporting the Olympic athletes.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a great run with Snowy. We hit 84km/hr and had a 56 second run FYI the bobsleds are a lot faster in the winter...around 125+km/hr This was the first year that the summer bobsledding was introduced to Whistler, they were not running on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, so just check the schedule before you go. The price only includes one... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

the sliding centre is something that is very unique to whistler and a great summer activity to do with your family

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