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Whistler Sliding Centre

Take a tour, watch a competition or slide down Olympic outdoor tracks, originally designed for the 2010 Winter Olympics’ bobsleigh, luge and skeleton races.

Sliding enthusiasts can tour the facility or book ahead for an actual ride down the famous Olympic track of the Whistler Sliding Centre, which was built for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Located within the Fitzsimmons Valley, on the southeast slope of the Blackcomb Mountain, the site was selected with two goals in mind: minimizing environmental impact and idealizing ice maintenance. The track features a significant number of preserved trees, for shade, and substantial infrastructure, including road access.

The Whistler Sliding Centre stays busy as one of the world’s few international sliding tracks and hosts multiple sliding events. You are welcome to stop in during any of the official competitions, but may be required to pay a small entry fee.

Public sliding programs usually begin in December and end in March. Thrill seekers can ride down the actual track with a professional as your pilot, or go alone during a head-first Skeleton Slide. Feel the thrill as your speed nears 75 miles (125 kilometers) per hour on a bobsleigh. The pace slows on the skeleton sled as this is a less steep ride. Competitive athletes take the turns at breathtaking speeds, but your skilled guide will ensure you have an unforgettable experience at a safer pace.

Summer visitors can stop by for a free, self-guided tour along the actual track and learn about the center’s history and the unusual lifestyle of some notable athletes.

Whistler Sliding Centre is a mile (1.6 kilometers) from Whistler Village. Park in the designated visitor area or hop on the WAVE bus and walk the short path from the bus stop to the facility. The more scenic way to get there in winter is by boarding the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola from Whistler Village. You’ll end your gondola ride at Base II and walk the short distance to the center.
Be advised that you have to call ahead to reserve a ride. When taking the tour, watch out for bears. Groups are welcome, but advised to reserve in advance and arrive early.


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Aava Whistler Hotel

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4.1
of 5, from 2,054 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

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$284
The Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler

The Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler

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4.1
of 5, from 996 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This ski-in/ski-out hotel is set on Blackcomb Mountain's slopes and is a half-mile from Whistler's Upper Village, a mile from the Lower Village, and 8 miles from Brandywine Falls.

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Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

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4.3
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4.5 out of 5.0

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Cedar Hollow #8

Cedar Hollow #8

4701 Glacier Dr, Whistler
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Blackcomb, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Family Adventure Zone, Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, and The Range. Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola and Coca-Cola Tube Park are also within 1 mi (2 km).

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Sundial Boutique Hotel

Sundial Boutique Hotel

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4.7
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4.5 out of 5.0

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Amazing Location, Updated & Spacious 4 Bedroom Property - True Ski In/out

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0.0 out of 5.0

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Professionally Decorated - Ski in Out - Hot Tub - Wi Fi - View

Professionally Decorated - Ski in Out - Hot Tub - Wi Fi - View

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5.0
of 5, from 10 reviews
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Located in Blackcomb, this townhouse accommodation is within 2 mi (3 km) of Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, and The Range. Family Adventure Zone and Audain Art Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Painted Cliff #16

Painted Cliff #16

4891 Painted Cliff Road, Whistler
3.5 out of 5.0

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