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Utah Olympic Park
|Cradled by the Wasatch Mountains, the 389-acre Utah Olympic Park venue is home to six Nordic Ski Jumps (K10, K20, K40, K64, K90, K120 meter), a 1,335-meter sliding track with five start areas, a freestyle aerials winter training and competition hill, a 750,000-gallon summer freestyle aerial training pool, the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center, Alf Engen Ski Museum and Eccles 2002 Winter Olympic Games Museum.|
Utah Olympic Park was a competition venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games for Nordic jumping and the sliding sports of bobsleigh, luge and skeleton. The nearly 400-acre park features a mixture of sporting facilities and visitor areas for an incredible Olympic experience. The state-of-the-art park hosted more than 300,000 visitors and 14 Olympic medal events in February 2002. The Utah Olympic Park, a U.S. Olympic Training site, now serves as a year-round competition and training ground for recreational and high-performance athletes. Visitors can watch athletes in training, visit the Alf Engen Ski History Museum and the 2002 Eccles Olympic Museum, race down the track in a bobsled, or learn how to steer your own skeleton or luge sled by taking an Intro camp. Admission to Utah Olympic Park is free.
The park is owned by a non-profit organization, the Utah Athletic Foundation, which is responsible for keeping the both the Utah Olympic Park and the Utah Olympic Oval operating for use by future athletes, world champions and the general public.
Daily Guided Tours Of Olympic Competition SitesGo to the top of the world's highest altitude ski jumps and see one of the fastest bobsled, luge and skeleton tracks, where Olympic history was made. Watch athletes in winter training as they jump off of the K90 and K120 Nordic ski hills and launch themselves into the air off the freestyle aerial kickers. Visit the interactive Alf Engen Ski Museum, which chronicles Utah's ski history, and the new 2002 Eccles Olympic Museum.
Public Bobsled RidesGo up to 80 miles per hour, experience 4 Gs of force and the equivalent of a 40-story drop in less than a minute on a four-person public passenger-bobsled ride. An experienced driver takes three passengers on a thrilling ride down the entire length of the Olympic bobsled track. Cost varies by season, and reservations are required. See their website for dates and hours, ticket prices and rider restrictions.
NEW Stephan Bosch Bobsled Driving SchoolLearn how to drive a bobsled from an experienced coach. Stephan Bosch is the current America's Cup Champion, former 4-time Junior World Champion and World Cup medalist. Space is limited so sign up now for camps on March 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24. Reservations are required by calling (435) 658-4206.
Ziplines Send Riders Down Ski Hill On CableRide the Zipline down the Xtreme course at 50 miles per hour along the ski jump hill. Experience the sensation of ski jumping as you slide down a cable in a harness to the base of the ski jumps. Weight restrictions apply.
Take A Chair Lift Ride To Top of the K120 Ski JumpGo on a chair lift ride to the top of the highest altitude ski jump, located at 7,130 feet. Look down on the Snyderville Basin from atop the K120 start house. We'll even give you a chair lift ride back down.
"The Quicksilver" Alpine SlideThis European-style alpine slide is the first of its kind in North America. It is a state-of-the-art steel track and will allow riders to weave down a narrow course that concludes at the base of the K-64 ski jump. Experience what it's like to slide down a track like a luge, skeleton or bobsled athlete!