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.

As per 2018, there are in the world a total of seventeen bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton tracks in use for competitions in winter bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton, plus one more under construction to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. All of the current tracks on this list except St. Moritz, Switzerland, which is naturally refrigerated, are constructed of reinforced concrete and use artificial 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 Current Track Completed / First Run (year)
 Austria Igls 1,220 98.10 14 14 14 10 1964, 1976
Imst[1] 1,000.9 124.8 12.48 17
 Canada Calgary 1,475 121.48 15 14 14 10 1988 1986
Whistler 1,450 152 10.5 16 16 14 2010 2007
 France La Plagne 1,507.5 119 8.29 19 15 14 1992
 Germany Altenberg[2] 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
 Japan Nagano 1,360 113 8.64 14 14 13 1998
 South Korea Alpensia 1,376.38 116.32 9.48 16 16 13 2018
 Latvia Sigulda 1,200 111.5 9.3 16 16 13
 Norway Lillehammer 1,365 114.3 15 16 16 13 1994
 Russia 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 2000
Park City 1,340 103.9 8.1 15 17 12 2002 1997

Planned 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 Current Track Completed / First Run (year)
 China Yanqing TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 2022 TBD

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

Opened Closed Winter Olympics
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (formerly  Yugoslavia) Trebević 1,300 125.9 10.2 13 13 11 1982 1991 1984
 France Alpe d'Huez 1,500 140 9.33 13 1967 1968 1968 (Bobsleigh)
Chamonix 1,369.88 156.29 11.4 19 1923 1950 1924
Villard-de-Lans 1,000 110 11 11 1967 1971 1968 (Luge)
 Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1,525 129.43 8.49 17 1910 1960 1936
 Italy Cesana[3] 1,435 117 9.2 19 19 17 2005 2012 2006
Cervinia 1,520 142 9.34 15 1963 1991
Cortina d'Ampezzo (bobsleigh and skeleton only) 1,350 120.45 15.9 13 1923 2008 1956
 Japan Teineyama 1,536 132 8.4 14 1971 1990 1972 bobsleigh
Teineyama 1,023 101 9.9 14 11 1971 1972 1972 luge
 Norway Oslo 1,507.5 124.35 8.6 13 1951 1952 1952
 Poland (formerly Germany) Szklarska Poręba (Schreiberhau) 2100 1925 1939/40
 Russia Paramanovo 1600 105 15 19 2010 2016 (not iced since)
 Sweden Hammarstrand 1,045 11 8 1963 2001
 United States Squaw Valley [4] plan to build sled run abandoned with IOC sanction before games opened; sled events not held 1960

Natural luge tracks[edit]

Please see List of natural luge tracks.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "F.I.L. 2015-2016 Events Schedule, Artificial Track Luge, National Competitions with International Participation" (PDF). FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE LUGE DE COURSE. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  2. ^ "Rennschlitten- und Bobbahn Altenberg - Bahninfo, Geschichte und Technik". Bobbahn-altenberg.de. Retrieved 2014-02-17.
  3. ^ "Turin 2006 luge track closing due to high costs". ESPN.com. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  4. ^ Wakefield, Wanda Ellen (2006). "The Bobsled Controversy and Squaw Valley's Olympic Winter Games". History Faculty Publications. Retrieved 28 October 2018.

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