Like its cousins, the bobsleigh and the skeleton, the luge is a sport that developed among tourists staying in the resort
town of St. Moritz, Switzerland. But unlike the two- to four-man team of the bobsleigh, or the head-first plunge of the
skeleton, the luge is done on an athletes back, sliding them feet-first down a track. Get Winter
Games luge tickets now!
Like the bobsleigh and the skeleton, the luges history begins in the 1860s, when tourists at St. Moritz began using delivery
boys sleds as recreational vehicles. Naturally, without any steering mechanism on these vehicles, they ended up crashing
into people as well. In time, steering was added and the three branches of sledding sports began to develop.
The luge is sure to give you a thrill, whether youre participating or observing. Imagine going over the crest of a hill,
looking down past your feet and seeing the steep track rushing toward you, the chilly air biting at your face. Its an adrenaline
rush that you cant miss! Make sure you get the Winter Games tickets youre looking for
now, before they sell out.