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The Olympic Bobsleigh, Luge and Skeleton Track in Innsbruck-Igls
Pure thrills at 1,270 metres
The Olympic Bobsleigh, Luge and Skeleton Track in Innsbruck-Igls has enjoyed cult status since hosting the Winter Olympic Games in 1976 and Stefan Raab’s Wok World Championships. A visit to the Bobcafé and ice track is unforgettable, especially as bobsleigh rides make it possible for almost everyone to experience the amazing adrenaline rush around the 14 exhilarating corners (guest bobsleigh or taxi bobsleigh). And it’s open year round!
The J bus runs from the centre of Igls to the bobsleigh track in just 5 minutes.
Guest bobsleigh rides in winter and the summer bobsleigh rides in summer are accessible for adults and children from age 14, minimum height 130 cm.
Conquer the ice track in winter: the race bobsleigh is guaranteed to give you goosebumps.
Two guests. One pilot. One brakeman. A breathtaking experience. Race down the world-famous bobsleigh track in Innsbruck-Igls with a pro in just 60 seconds.
The race bobsleigh experience begins at the men’s start and is the ultimate adrenaline rush for brave adventures over the age of 14: reach speeds of up to 115 km/h in the winding track and around the spectacular “Kreisel” corner.
Booking is required for the race bobsleigh under [email protected]
Dates under www.olympiaworld.at.
Guest bobsleigh from the women’s start
The guest bobsleigh experience begins from the women’s start on corner five and is an 800-metre-long ride that reaches speeds of up to 100 km/h. Race around the ten corners and the tight “Kreisel” section – an absolute highlight for all adventurers.
Dates for winter guest bobsleigh see: www.olympiaworld.at
Winter opening times and prices for the guest bobsleigh experience from the women’s start can be found here.
Summer bobsleigh run
Probably the fastest summer experience in Innsbruck and its holiday villages: a spectacular guest bobsleigh ride down an ice track that has been conquered by Olympic champions and participants from Stefan Raab’s Wok World Championships. The guest bobsleigh is a safe experience, accompanied by a professional pilot. The bobsleigh gets up to speeds of 100 km/h along the 1,270 track and participants are exposed to centrifugal forces of up to 2G in the tight “Kreisel” corner. In short: a must for all adrenaline junkies and adventure seekers looking for the ultimate kick.
Bookings are required for groups of over 15 people. Available from May to October.
Open several times a week for individuals (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) in July and August.
Opening times and prices for the summer bobsleigh experience can be found here.
History and facts about the Bobsleigh, Luge and Skeleton Track in Innsbruck-Igls
The ice track in Innsbruck-Igls has already made history. The World Championships were first awarded to Igls in 1935 with the Winter Olympic Games planned for 1964. The first ice track was demolished for this event and replaced by two separate artificial ice tracks made of concrete. The tracks had a length of 1,506 metres and 136 metres respectively and a total of 13 corners, making them some of the most impressive tracks of their kind worldwide.
These two tracks were demolished for the Winter Olympic Games in 1976 and replaced with the current combined artificial ice track for bobsleigh, luge and skeleton. This track was the first of its kind, making it possible for all of the Olympic sliding sports to be held on a single track and acting as a model for future artificially refrigerated bobsleigh, luge and skeleton tracks around the world.
Since then, the ice track has been regularly renovated and optimised. The extended finish area, the women’s start on corner five and the new concrete pipes offer maximum safety. The Bobcafé is a meeting place and a great spot for following the impressive sporting moments on the ice track in Innsbruck-Igls.
Total length: 1,270 meters
Vertical metres: approx. 100 meters
Number of corners: 14 including the “Kreisel”
Maximum corner height: 7 meters
Total length of cooling pipes laid: 80 kilometres
Artificial ice surface area: 5,500 m2