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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  • August 15, 2017
    This was my first experience with being at Whistler and then to experience the bobsleigh, it was so interesting especially with Crow being an awesome Pilot and also to explain all the safety instructi...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The bobsleigh has been really great. The thrills are waiting. We would have redone it again several times sitting in different places in the bobsleigh for different sensations. The staff is friendly and competent, the bobsleigh guide puts us in confidence. To do the bobsled when we visit to Whistler
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  • August 14, 2017
    My wife and I, including our teenage son and daughter participated in this excellent bobsleigh experience. We learned about the sport and the facility from Crow, he is knowledgeable and is safety orie...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    Did a sweet bobsledding day as a WB staff special. So much fun! These guys work hard!
  • March 29, 2017
    3.5 to 4 stars. Was fun. Did Bobsleigh. Only thing that would be awesome is if you could pay a bit more for a 2nd run. 1st run you are just trying to deal with the "g-forces" once you get to full speed, 2nd run you'd be prepared and enjoy a bit more. Experience takes 1-1.5 hrs depending on where you are put in your groups. Ride itself is 40-45 seconds. One professional (competing and some ex-competing) driver and 3 guests behind. They give you a push start. Slow at start, super fast at end.
  • April 18, 2017
    It's a unique experience that's a lot of fun. Great staff and all not-for-profit, the proceeds go towards funding the training sessions for future athletes
  • February 13, 2017
    Great visitor's center for bobsled and skeleton!!!
  • June 23, 2017
    Hahaha

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