The Skeleton Experience With Amy Williams

An exclusive opportunity to join Olympic Gold medallist Amy Williams for an adrenalin-fuelled day at the Innsbruck Olympic Bobsleigh and Skeleton track - as featured here. Get your first exhilarating ride on the track as a passenger in a four-man bobsleigh, walk the track with Amy and under her expert guidance, experience the ultimate winter sports thrill by taking on the course individually, face-first, on a skeleton.

Download the full 2016 results PDF here.
Download the full 2015 results PDF here.
Download the 2016 information PDF here.

For more information and to register your interest for next year’s event, dates to be announced, please contact Jessica Gorman by email jessica@momentumski.com or click the button below to go to the contact form.


Building on the great success of the first two years, the 2016 Amy Williams Skeleton Experience saw another intimate group of guests enjoying the unique thrill of a weekend of sliding in Innsbruck, under the expert guidance of Olympic Skeleton Champion Amy Williams.

Day 1

After settling into the wonderful Grand Hotel Europa in the heart of Innsbruck, the event was kick started on Saturday evening as excited guests experienced the sights and sounds of the Olimpia World Ice Track at Igls for the first time where young hopefuls from the Chinese luge team were training. After walking the track with Amy, talking participants through the corners and giving the first rudimentary tips for a clean run, guests then experienced the raw adrenalin rush of a 120km/hour ride from the top of the course as passengers in a four man race bobsleigh.

Later at the welcome reception there was a fascinating Q&A with Amy, talking through her gold medal winning run, insights into the Winter Olympics and the technology of Skeleton, the psychology of winning and her role in helping to find the Skeleton stars of the future. There was also a Skeleton sled from the track present for Amy to demonstrate, with the help of her willing volunteer Colin Jackson, how to (and not to!) position yourself.

Day 2

Day 2 started at the track with training runs from the Kreisel start as guests had their first real skeleton sliding experiences at over 80km/hour. As confidence grew run by run the apprehension was quickly replaced by a growing competitive spirit. While some were understandably satisfied with simply having experienced the thrill of a skeleton run, others were keenly pouring over split times during lunch and discussing the best lines for the Labyrinth or Kreisel corners.

After lunch, the main event, with full runs from the Damenstart. Instant results on the track screens allowed guests to compare times and top speeds at the end of each run along with the odd bruise in an adrenalin fueled blur. The day culminated in a celebration dinner and prize giving at the Ottoburg Restaurant in old town Innsbruck.

Momentum Skeleton Experience with Amy Williams Results

Great performances all round with everyone completing runs from the Damen start and breaking the 50 second barrier but the elusive 100km/h speed still remains a whisker away for a third year in a row. A full set of all guests times and speeds can be found here.

Best wipeout
- Martin Mycock

Highest speed
- 1st place Ben Mountain 99,82 km/h
- 2nd place Craig McGinley 97,95 km/h
- 3rd place Dominic Good 97,01 km/h

Team winners
- Team FT / Cushman Wakefield 1min 30.542 secs
- Dominic Good & Mark Denford

Ladies winner
- Kylie Reid 48.319 secs

Mens winner
- 1st place Craig McGinley 44.298 secs
- 2nd place Ben Mountain 44.673 secs
- 3rd place Dominic Good 45.159 secs

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After 48.32 of the most thrilling seconds of my life, I reach the finish, utterly shell-shocked, feeling as though I've been inside a washing machine on a spin cycle. I'm totally, utterly exhilarated, and once my pulse drops below 120 bpm, I experience an irresistible urge to return to the start for my final go...

Henry Druce, Daily Telegraph

An incredible experience, and thanks to everyone at Momentum for making this possible, and Amy for encouragement and inspiration.

Dominic Good, Financial Times

Thank you so much for a fabulous weekend. It was honestly the most exhilarating thing I've done and your hospitality was first class.

Ben Mountain, Quilter Cheviot

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I've done quite a few amazing things in my life but I can honestly say this was THE most scary and adrenaline fuelled by a long way. Huge thanks and gratitude to Momentum Ski for making an old man's dream come true.

Mark Denford