Learn to Pilot Like a Pro!

Embark on an Unforgettable Adventure with La Plagne’s New Bobsleigh Experience

Learn a new skill while channeling your inner Olympian and step into the exhilarating sport of bobsleigh, with La Plagne’s groundbreaking new experience launching in 2024. Follow in the footsteps of the cast from ‘Cool Runnings’ with this unique opportunity, and master the art of piloting a bobsleigh in a one-day course packed with thrills and excitement.

La Plagne is home to France’s only bobsleigh and skeleton track. Nestled under Plagne 1800, it echoes back to a tradition that is deeply rooted in the Alpine resort, especially as it was used in the 1992 Winter Olympics. The new course will take place on 12 January 2024 and again on 9 February 2024, and promises participants a day filled with adrenaline-pumping activities, mirroring the journey of professional bobsleigh athletes.

The immersive experience starts with a track walk, where guests will learn the secrets of finding the best line down – just like the pros. They will then discover the fascinating theory behind the sport, and how best to approach the run and handle the g-force. The highlight of the day involves two rapid (but controlled) descents in a two-person bobsleigh, with participants taking on the roles of both pilot and passenger. Plus, one final descent in a four-person racing bobsleigh with the rest of the group.

A professional pilot and certified instructors from the French bobsleigh federation will be running both events, making sure guests navigate the twists and turns of the course as safely, and enjoyably, as possible.

Finally, to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the sport, the day concludes with a technical and emotional debriefing. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their experience, share their emotions, and gain valuable insights into the nuances of bobsleigh piloting.

Details at a glance: 

Date: 12 January 2024 and 9 February 2024
Time: Full-day experience
Location: La Plagne’s Olympic Bobsleigh Track
Maximum Participants: Eight people per session
Minimum Age: 16 years

The new bobsleigh experience is priced at €590 / £505 per person and includes all necessary equipment, such as helmets and crampons.

For more information, please visit: https://bob-incentive.com/

A week’s stay, from 4 February 2024, in Residence Digitale in Plagne 1800, costs from €715 / £625 total for up to five people sharing a self-catered apartment. Book with La Plagne Resort.

The closest airports to La Plagne are Geneva, Lyon or Chambéry, and the closest train station is Aime-La Plagne.

For more information on La Plagne, please visit https://en.la-plagne.com or call 04 79 09 02 01. Alternatively, please find the latest press pack here.