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Originating in the 19th Century, Bobsleighing can be done in either two or four man teams and involves navigating a narrow, winding ice track in a gravity powered sled. The first European…

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Originating in the 19th Century, Bobsleighing can be done in either two or four man teams and involves navigating a narrow, winding ice track in a gravity powered sled.

The first European Championships took place in 1914, followed by the sports inclusion in the Winter Olympics in 1924.

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The Cresta Run

On the Cresta Run, the individual goes down on the toboggan in a lying position head first unlike Bobsleighing whihc riders go down in pairs or teams in a metal capsule on runners.

The Cresta Run is open from Christmas until the early March and riding takes place every morning of the week - weather permitting.

Bobsleighing

Whether you are taking part in Bobsleighing for the first time, we can provide you with adequate cover for

Bobsleighing is a sport that can be dangerous and there can be a risk of injuries. It is important that you take out a Travel Insurance policy that covers you for this Sport. You may require Medical Assistance whilst taking part in Bobsleighing.

Safety Guidelines and Instructions should be followed and the appropriate clothing and equipment must be worn at all times.

Bobsleighing FAQs

Is there an extra premium to pay if I am Bobsleighing whist away ?

There will be an extra payment to be made as this type of sport is considered to be of a hazardous nature. The premium will be calculated automatically when obtaining a quote depending on the individual details such as age and destination.

What happens if I am Bobsleighing abroad and I fall out of the Bobsleigh and get injured, how does the Travel Insurance cover me ?

You will be covered for any injuries or accidents whilst taking part in Bobsleighing.

Any medical treatment and emergency assistance will be covered by us as well as Repatriation back to the United Kingdom.

What protective clothing and equipment do I need to be wearing whilst Bobsleighing in order that the Travel Insurance remains valid ?

You are required at all times to wear the appropriate safety equipment, for example protective clothing and / or suitable head protection.

You should always take advise from the organisers of the sport and follow their guidelines and rules.

If I purchase an Annual Travel Insurance policy that covers Bobsleighing, how many times can I take part in Bobsleighing, is there any limitations on how many runs I can do a year ?

No there are no limitations on the number of times you can take part in Bobsleighing and you can do as many runs as you like per trip.

It should be noted that if you are doing the Cresta Run, this type of sport is only available certain months of the year.

If I have a pre existing medical condition, can I still get a Travel Insurance policy that covers Bobsleighing ?

We can provide cover for most pre existing medical conditions. When obtaining a quote online, you will be prompted to declare your pre existing medical conditions on the quote page.

The medical conditions will then be added to your quote and the website will let you know if we can still provide cover for Bobsleighing and including the medical conditions declared.

What happens if I book a trip that covers me for Bobsleighing and I cannot take part due to an injury or illness before I depart my home ?

As long as you have selected Cancellation Cover as part of your Travel Insurance policy, you can make a claim for unused accommodation, flights and / or fees that have been pre booked and you are contracted to pay. Cancellation cover is £5,000 per person.

Popular Locations for Bobsleighing

Norway, Lillehammer

The only Bobsleighing track in Scandinavia,  The facility is located at Hunderfossen family park 15km north of Lillehammer.

The Bobsleighing and luge track was completed in 1992 and has since held major international competitions such as the 1994 Olympics and the 2016 Youth Olympics.

  • Total Length: 1,710m
  • Competition Length: 1,365m
  • Maximum Gradient: 15.00%
  • Average Gradient: 8.00%
  • Vertical Drop: 114.00m
  • Number of Curves: 16

France, La Plagne

Unique to La Plagne, the bobsleigh track is situated halfway between Plagne 1800 and La Roche. The track was built for the 1992 Olympic Games.

Since the Olympics the track has reopened every winter for Bobsleighing and welcomes thousands of enthusiasts.  It is the only one of its kind in the whole of France.

  • Total Length: 1,707m
  • Competition Length: 1,507m
  • Start Altitude: 1,684m
  • Finish Altitude: 1,559m
  • Maximum Gradient: 14.00%
  • Average Gradient: 8.00%
  • Vertical Drop: 124.00m
  • Number of Curves: 19

Latvia, Sigulda

Built in the 1980's, the Sigulda offers an artificial ice track and is the first track in the Baltics.

The track is regularly used by Latvian and Russian Olympians for training. All 4 of Latvia’s medals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics came in Bobsleighing events.

  • Total Length: 1,420m
  • Competition Length: 1,200m
  • Maximum Gradient: 9.00%
  • Average Gradient: 8.00%
  • Vertical Drop: 99.00m
  • Number of Curves: 16

USA, Utah

The Utah Olympic Park in Park City was the main venue during the 2002 Winter Olympics where it featured bobsleigh was the main event as well as luge, skeleton, ski jumping and more.  

Utah Olympic Park remains popular all year round where you can bobsleigh day or night.

  • Total Length: 1,570m
  • Competition Length: 1,335m
  • Start Altitude: 2,232m
  • Finish Altitude: 2,128m
  • Maximum Gradient: 15.00%
  • Average Gradient: 8.00%
  • Vertical Drop: 104.00m
  • Number of Curves: 15

Bobsleigh Holiday Booking Facilities

www.exodus.co.uk/norway-holidays/winter/lillehammer-bobsled-weekend/cnl

www.latvia.travel/en/sight/luge-and-bobsleigh-track-sigulda

www.utaholympiclegacy.org/product/winter-bobsled-experience

European and Worldwide Residents

World Nomads offers Travel Insurance if you are a Resident of another European or Worldwide country and you are planning to take part in Bobsleighing.

You can also add High Value Items, such as Sports Gear, Technical Equipment and Cameras, and Personal Items.

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Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.