Whistler Sliding Centre, Whistler

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The Whistler Sliding Centre is a Canadian bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track located in Whistler, British Columbia, that is 125km north of Vancouver. The centre is part of the Whistler Blackcomb resort, which comprises two ski mountains separated by Fitzsimmons Creek. Located on the lowermost slope of the northern mountain, Whistler Sliding Centre hosted the bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton competitions for the 2010 Winter Olympics.Design work started in late 2004 with construction taking place from June 2005 to December 2007. Bobsledders Pierre Lueders and Justin Kripps of Canada took the first run on the track on 19 December 2007. Certification took place in March 2008 with over 200 runs from six different start houses, and was approved both by the International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation and the International Luge Federation . Training runs took place in late 2008 in preparation for the World Cup events in all three sports in early 2009. World Cup competitions were held in February 2009 for bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton. The top speed for all World Cup events set by German luger Felix Loch at 153.98km/h. In late 2009, more training took place in preparation for the Winter Olympics.
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  • What a great experience. The best 42.10 seconds in your life. It is expensive but worth the money if you can find it in your budget. You’ll never watch the Olympics in the same way again. Do it.  more »
  • Highly recommended! We have been to Whistler many times but only found out about this now! What a rush! The team at the centre are highly professional and know their stuff. This is a must do if you wa...  more »
  • Friendly staff greeted you. A good pre-run informative video and talk. Highlighting safety issues. Signed a waiver and weighed-in. Walked up to start point. On the way up , there was my name on the sc...  more »
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  • Advertised as 150+ km/hr, it was exciting to see the bobsleds head down the track. Easy to find and a great excursion from Whistler Village. Parking is right by the famed corner 16. Watching the bobsleighs go by just a few arms lengths away is amazing. We were able to watch a team from China practicing. The fastest bobsleigh track in North America and the world.
  • This place was easy to find and a good after noon mini hike from the base station. Watching the bobsleighs go by just a few arms lengths away was exciting. Going down would have been exhilarating. We will be back for sure. A little advice, go early enough that you can race your family down the fastest bobsleigh track in North America maybe even the world. If your a spectator, be sure to dress warmly as you are literally standing in the weather in the middle of the tracks turns and it can get cold especially after the sun sneaks behind the mountain peak. Also, video tape photos may be too slow to catch your loved one scream by
  • For sure a must do excursion if in Whistler! We did bobsledding and had a blast. They take you through a quick safety course and then out to the track. Since we were the second group of the day we got to see a couple runs which gives you an appreciation of the speed. The ride was not comfortable in the sled but they warned us about that which made the experience even better.
  • The Sliding Centre is located up the mountain, and has a parking lot and building for tourists. They have tours of the track and also bobsled track rides in the summer (no ice, on wheels). Older kids are permitted to ride and ride itself is about 30 seconds at high speeds and decent forces. Don't worry, you only need to lean side-to-side since each sled has its own guide/driver. Before you go down the track in the bobsled they take you on a track walk and talk about some facts about the sliding sports. Very nice place to see if you're visiting or curious about any of it.
  • Excellent place to visit over a long weekend. Our friends hired a car for a day we went to whistler sliding centre. Great place to enjoy with your friends. Must see place on the way to whistler are Shannon falls and brandywhine falls. Must enjoy with family.

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