The Yukon College campus in Whitehorse opened its new luge slide to the public on Tuesday.

"Olympic tracks range between 1,100 and 1,500 metres with 14 to 19 turns and a vertical drop of 90 to 125 metres," said Mike Vernon.

"Our track is 42.5 metres long has a single turn with a vertical drop of 8.5 metres, so if you take between 26 and 35 turns on the track you've travelled the same distance as an Olympic luger, but with a lot more turns."

After spending weeks getting ready, students and volunteers are now enjoying the results of all their work. They're rating the track as fun, fast but safe with the right equipment.