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.

There are a total of seventeen bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton tracks around the world in use for competitions in winter bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton, including the Yanqing track in China built 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] 1,228 124 9.0 18.0 14 14 10 1964, 1976 1963
Imst[2] 1,000.9 124.8 12.48 17 1958
 Canada Whistler[3] 1,450 148 9.0 20.0 16 16 14 2010 2007
 China Yanqing[4] 1975 121 6.0 18.0 16 16 2022 2020[5]
 France La Plagne[6] 1507.5 124 8.0 14.0 19 15 14 1992 1990
 Germany Altenberg[7][8] 1,413 122.22 8.66 15.0 17 17 15 / 11 1983
Königssee[9] 1,251.2 120 9.0 10.35 13 / 12 16 12 1968
Oberhof[10] 1,069.70 96.37 9.2 36.4 15 15 12 1971
Winterberg[11] 1,330 110 9.8 15.0 14 14 11 1977
 Japan Nagano 1,360 113 8.64 14 14 13 1998 1997
South Korea Korea, Rep. Pyeongchang[12] 1,376.38 116.32 9.48 25.0 16 16 13 2018 2016
 Latvia Sigulda[13] 1,200 99 8.0 9.3 16 16 13 1986
 Norway Lillehammer[14] 1,365 114.3 8.0 15.0 16 16 13 1994 1992
 Russia Sochi[15] 1,500 124 20.0 22.0 19 20 17 2014 2013
 Switzerland St. Moritz[16] 1,722 130 8.14 15.0 19 1928, 1948 1903
 United States Lake Placid[17] 1,455 128 9.8 20.0 20 20 17 1932, 1980 1930
Park City[18] 1,335 103.9 8.1 15.0 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)
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Italy
Cortina d'Ampezzo TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 2026 TBD
 Austria Bludenz 700 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

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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[20] 1,300 125.9 10.2 13 13 11 1982 1991 1984
 Canada Calgary 1,475 121.48 8 14 14 10 1986 2019 1988
 France Alpe d'Huez 140 6 1940s ? 1950s ? none
Alpe d'Huez (olympic track) 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[21] 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
 Romania Sinaia[22] 1500 132 13 1970 2009
 Russia Paramonovo 1600 105 15 19 2010 2016 (not iced since)
 Sweden Hammarstrand 1,045 11 8 1963 2001

Natural luge tracks[edit]

Please see List of natural luge tracks

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

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "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.
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  5. ^ "Pre-homologation test runs at YanQing Olympic Sliding Center successfully finished". 2021-06-28. Archived from the original on 2021-06-28. Retrieved 2021-10-24.
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  7. ^ "Rennschlitten- und Bobbahn Altenberg - Bahninfo, Geschichte und Technik". Bobbahn-altenberg.de. Retrieved 2014-02-17.
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  14. ^ "IBSF | Tracks". 2021-01-20. Archived from the original on 2021-01-20. Retrieved 2021-10-24.
  15. ^ "IBSF | Tracks". 2021-01-16. Archived from the original on 2021-01-16. Retrieved 2021-10-24.
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  17. ^ "IBSF | Tracks". 2021-04-11. Archived from the original on 2021-04-11. Retrieved 2021-10-24.
  18. ^ "IBSF | Tracks". 2021-01-16. Archived from the original on 2021-01-16. Retrieved 2021-10-24.
  19. ^ "Rodelbahn Bludenz".
  20. ^ "Initiated activities for revitalization and reconstruction of the Trebević bobsleigh track". Retrieved 22 April 2022.
  21. ^ "Turin 2006 luge track closing due to high costs". ESPN.com. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  22. ^ "SINAIA BOBSLEIGH / SKELETON TRACK, PRAHOVA COUNTY, ROMANIA". 4 June 2018.

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