List of bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton tracks

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Works Progress Administration poster from the late 1930s to advertise public access to the bobsled run from the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.

In the world, there are a total of seventeen bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton tracks in use for competitions in bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton. All of the tracks on this list except St. Moritz, Switzerland, which is naturally refrigerated, are constructed of reinforced concrete and piped with ammonia refrigeration to cool the track down prior to its run.

Artificial tracks[edit]

Current tracks[edit]

Country Track Length (m) Vertical Drop (m) Average Grade (%) Maximum Grade (%) Bobsleigh / skeleton curves Luge men's singles curves Luge women's singles / men's doubles curves Winter Olympics
 Austria Igls 1,220 98.10 14 14 10 10 1964, 1976
 Canada Calgary 1,475 121.48 15 14 14 10 1988
Whistler 1,450 152 10.5 16 16 14 2010
 France La Plagne 1,507.5 119 8.29 19 15 14 1992
 Germany Altenberg[1] 1,413 122.22 8.66 15 17 17 15 / 11
Königssee 1,306 117 10.35 13 / 12 16 12
Oberhof 1,069.70 96.37 9.2 15 15 12
Winterberg 1,330 110 9.8 15 14 14 11
 Italy Cortina d'Ampezzo (bobsleigh and skeleton only) 1,350 120.45 15.9 13 1956
 Japan Nagano 1,360 113 8.64 14 14 13 1998
 Latvia Sigulda 1,200 111.5 9.3 16 16 13
 Norway Lillehammer 1,365 114.3 15 16 16 13 1994
 Russia Paramonovo 1,600 105.0 15 19
Sochi 1,814 131.9 19 20 17 2014
  Switzerland St. Moritz 1,722 130 8.14 15 16 1928, 1948
 United States Lake Placid 1,455 107 9.8 20 20 17 1932, 1980
Park City 1,340 103.9 8.1 15 17 12 2002

Planned tracks[edit]

Country Track Length (m) Vertical Drop (m) Maximum Grade (%) Bobsleigh-skeleton curves Luge men's singles curves Luge women's singles/ men's doubles curves Winter Olympics
 South Korea Alpensia 2,018 140 2018

Former tracks[edit]

Country Track Length (m) Vertical Drop (m) Average Grade (%) Bobsleigh curves Luge men's singles curves Luge women's singles / men's doubles curves Winter Olympics
 Austria Imst 1,000.9 124.8 12.48 17
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (formerly  Yugoslavia) Trebević 1,300 125.9 10.2 13 13 11 1984
 France Alpe d'Huez 1,500 140 9.33 13 1968 (Bobsleigh)
Chamonix 1,369.88 156.29 11.4 19 1924
Villard-de-Lans 1,000 110 11 11 1968 (Luge)
 Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1,525 129.43 8.49 17 1936
 Italy Cesana[2] 1,435 117 9.2 19 19 17 2006
Cervinia 1,520 142 9.34 15
 Japan Teineyama 1,536 132 8.4 14 1972 bobsleigh
Teineyama 1,023 101 9.9 14 11 1972 luge
 Norway Oslo 1,507.5 124.35 8.6 13 1952
 Poland Krynica-Zdrój
 Sweden Hammarstrand 1,045 11 8

Natural luge tracks[edit]

Please see List of natural luge tracks.

These are tracks adopted from existing mountain roads and path. Artificial banking and refrigeration are prohibited.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rennschlitten- und Bobbahn Altenberg - Bahninfo, Geschichte und Technik". Bobbahn-altenberg.de. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Turin 2006 luge track closing due to high costs". ESPN.com. Retrieved 29 October 2012.