Luge comes from the French phrase, “faire de la luge,” which means “sled.” Luge made its Olympic debut at the 1964 Innsbruck Games, but its origins date back to 16th century Switzerland where it began as a form of transportation. They had no idea that it would evolve into one of the most exciting sports on the planet. No longer confined to wooden toboggans and rocky mountain paths, modern lugers can reach speeds up to 90 mph on their ultra-light sleds and meticulously constructed courses.
This winter, USA Luge will bring the speed and exhilaration of luge to ski and snowboard areas across the U.S.
Families and winter sports enthusiasts can experience the Fastest Sport on Ice® in a safe, slope-side setting, with help from USA Luge Olympians, international medalists, and coaches. After learning the basics of accelerating, steering, and stopping, adults and children (ages 10+) can tackle the course for fun or in a race against the clock to win incredible prizes from USA Luge, participating sponsors, and the host resort.