Visit Utah Olympic Park and Remember the 2002 Games

The 2002 Olympic Winter Games brought the world to Utah and showcased Park City as one of the best winter sports hubs on the planet. Utah Olympic Park, which was built in Park City to host the bobsleigh, skeleton, luge, ski jumping and Nordic combined events during the Games, lives on today as a legacy of that magical time.

During your visit to Park City, pay a visit to Utah Olympic Park, relive the memories of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and watch current and prospective Olympians train to become the nation’s next crop of heroes.

Utah Olympic Park Adventure Activities

Utah Olympic Park is home to a wide array of adventure activities that allow you to explore the beautiful outdoors away from the ski slopes.

The most adventurous in your group can ride the actual bobsleigh course from the 2002 Olympics on the Winter Comet Bobsled Ride. Suit up and ride with a professional bobsled driver through 10 turns at speeds of up to 70 mph! Reservations are required, to make them call (435) 658-4206.

If ropes are more your thing, soar down Utah Olympic Park’s two zip lines – one runs from the top of the biggest ski jump while the other ends on a 65-foot “drop tower.” Or check out the beginner, intermediate or advanced-level adventure ropes courses.

Watch Olympic Athlete Training

Utah Olympic Park is the official training ground for a number of Olympians from the United States, as well as athletes from other countries who come there to train. The chance to watch these athletes, as well as many other aspiring Olympians, train is part of the excitement of visiting Utah Olympic Park. Call (435) 658-4200 for current training schedules.

Visit the 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum

Utah Olympic Park is home to the Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum, a state-of-the-art facility that brings the excitement of the Games to life. The museum features exhibits from a number of sports at the 2002 Winter Olympics and even gives visitors a chance to get their photos holding one of the official Olympic torches from the torch relay.

Afterwards check out the Alf Engen Ski Museum located in the same building which is named in honor of Alf Engen, a legendary skier who developed the technique for powder skiing right here in Utah. The museum contains more than 300 items from the Engen family as well as ski-related exhibits.

Admission to both museums is free.

As you plan your trip to Park City and look forward to visiting Utah Olympic Park, use Park City Lodging to find the perfect place to stay. We have properties at all three ski resorts and on Main Street in downtown Park City. Let us help you put together an amazing vacation!

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Published on Sunday, December 21, 2014