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Whistler Sliding Centre

4910 Glacier Lane | Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4 | Official website
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  • Type: Sightseeing, Sports
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 4.0 (4.0)
Value: 4.0 (4.0)
Facilities: 3.5 (3.5)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
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Situated on Blackcomb Mountain near Whistler Village, the Whistler Sliding Center is the home to the 2010 Winter Olympics' bobsleigh, luge and skeleton tracks. Entry to this Olympic venue is free, but if you've got some extra cash and you're an adrenaline junkie, you should try a bobsleigh or skeleton ride. Recent visitors rave about the experience: "Being able to fly down the Olympic track on a skeleton sled … with your head just centimeters from the ice would have to be one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life thus far," exclaimed one TripAdvisor user.

A ride on the course is sure to get your blood-pumping on a chilly winter day. The 4,750-foot-long track with a nearly 500-foot vertical drop whisks you around 16 icy curves and reaches speeds of up to 60 mph, making the Whistler track the fastest in the world.

The Whistler Sliding Centre is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and takes reservations by phone for the public sliding programs. Tickets for the public bobsleigh or skeleton rides are $169 CAD per person (about $161 USD) and to be eligible you must be between 16 and 75 years old and weigh between 90 and 220 pounds in full winter clothing (240 pounds for the bobsleigh). For more information on tour availability and bobsleigh and skeleton requirements, visit the venue's website.

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