Downhill Karting has now closed for the season. We look forward to welcoming you back for the 2022 season when the weather is a bit warmer ☀️!

A young boy rides the downhill kart excitedly at Skyline Luge Calgary. A young boy rides the downhill kart excitedly at Skyline Luge Calgary.

Kart Safety

How does it work?

Our purpose-built karts provide the rider with full control over their speed and direction using a unique braking and steering system. It's simple to use, just pull back on the handlebars to slow down or stop and release the handlebars slightly to accelerate. Before you head down the track our team of instructors will provide a full briefing on how to ride and steer the kart. 

Please be aware of the Chairlift safety guidelines demonstrated in our Chairlift Code of Conduct.

Please note that age/height restrictions apply. 

Downhill Karting Code of Conduct

Downhill Karting involves sudden accelerating and braking through downhill bends, tunnels and dips. To ride you must be in good physical health and a sound mental state.

If you suspect that riding could aggravate a pre-existing condition or put your health at risk for any reason, do not ride without first consulting a medical professional.

  • Obey signs and instruction

    Comply with all track signs and warnings. Follow all instructions and directions from Karting staff. 

  • Height restrictions

    You must be at least 110cm in height and 6 years old to be eligible to ride the Downhill Kart alone.

     To ride the chair you must be at least 85cm, be able to walk unassisted and able to follow instruction from staff.

  • No alcohol or drugs

    Do not ride the Donwhill Kart if your ability or judgement is impaired through use of alcohol or Drugs. 

  • Secure loose clothing and articles

    Long hair, loose or trailing clothing, bags, backpacks or items, are hazardous and must be secured.

  • No helmet, no ride

    Helmets must be worn at all times while on the Kart track.

  • No handheld devices

    Handheld devices must not be used at any time during chairlift and Kart ride. 

  • Keep both hands on the handlebars at all times

    Do not ride with one hand as it limits control of the Kart. 

  • Keep your feet in Downhill Kart at all times

    Do not put your feet outside of the Kart foot-well unless completely stopped. 

  • Pull back to stop

    To slow or stop the Kart pull handle bars back toward you. Do not stop by pushing handlebars forward. 

  • Keep it under control

    Remain in control of Kart speed and direction at all times. Make sure you can stop and avoid any person or obstacle.

  • No bumping, skidding. No group racing!

    Do not bump into other Karts. Do not skid the Kart wheels. Racing in groups is not allowed.

  • Give way to those below

    Give way to people downhill and choose a course that ensures their safety.

  • Don’t block the track

    Do not stop on the track unless you’re visible to riders above. If stuck, move to the side of the track so you’re not a hazard to others. 

Downhill Karting by Skyline Luge Calgary reserves the right to refuse participation to anyone for any reason.