Park City Olympic History
The Park City area — stretching from the Utah Olympic Park to Soldier Hollow — hosted upward of half of the athletic events in 2002. The Utah Olympic Park was especially busy with ski jumping, bobsled, luge and skeleton contests. Skiing and snowboarding events were staged at Park City Mountain Resort while Deer Valley Resort hosted skiing and freestyle competitions. Main Street, meanwhile, was one of the Olympic region’s most hopping celebration zones.
Utah Olympic Park
The Utah Olympic Park was built for the 2002 Olympics, and is home to six Nordic Ski Jumps, a 1,335-meter sliding track, a freestyle aerials winter training and competition hill, and a 750,000-gallon summer freestyle aerial training pool. During the 2002 Olympics the Utah Olympic Park hosted bobsled, skeleton, luge, Nordic ski jumping, and Nordic combined events. The Utah Olympic Park and Alf Engen museum are open year-round to the public.
Experience a thrill of a lifetime in a bobsled on the 2002 Olympic Sliding Track. The Track was home to bobsled, skeleton and luge events during the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Games.
For the summer season, the bobsleds are modified to roll on the track’s concrete surface. Join a professional pilot as he or she takes you and three additional passengers on an epic ride. Expect to reach speeds up to 60 mph, all in less than a minute.
Utah Olympic Park Tour
The Utah Olympic Park Tour is a great way to relive 2002 Winter Olympics and learn how today’s aspiring athleates train for future Winter Games. The Guided Tour offers a look into the inner-workings of one of the most complex Olympic venues in the world. Take in remarkable stories of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and Utah’s rich history of pioneering and growing the sport of skiing.
Alf Engen Museum
Park City Olympic Athletes
In 2014 the U.S. Olympic Team signed 230 members to compete in the 2014 Sochi, Russia Winter Olympic Games. Of those 230 members 55 athletes had ties to Utah. Utah also had ties to 11 Paralympic athletes. It’s safe to say that the Utah Olympic legacy shined in Sochi.
- 8 Olympic athletes and 4 Paralympic athletes officially listed Park City as their “hometown”
- 13 Olympic team athletes studied at Park City High School or Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah
- 34 Olympic athletes and 7 Paralympic athletes resided in Utah leading up to the 2014 Winter Olympics
- 14 sport disciplines were represented by Utah athletes including: aerials, alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsled, cross country skiing, freeskiing, freestyle skiing, long track speed skating, luge, Nordic combined, short track speed skating, skeleton, ski jumping, snowboarding,