Experience a Utah Olympic Park Bobsled Ride

Utah Olympic Park BobsledThere are plenty of things to do in Park City besides enjoying our three amazing ski resorts, and one of them is experiencing a Utah Olympic Park bobsled ride! Utah Olympic Park was featured worldwide as the venue for bobsled, skeleton, luge, ski jumping and Nordic combined at the 2002 Winter Olympics and is conveniently located just a few miles from the heart of Park City. Here’s some information that you’ll want to know about taking an Utah Olympic Park bobsled ride or enjoying any of the park’s numerous activities during your vacation.

How to Get There

The Utah Olympic Park bobsled course is located about seven miles north of downtown Park City. To get there, take Utah State Route 224 north towards I-80 – the entrance to the park will be located on your left shortly before you reach the interstate.

Take a Ride on the Utah Olympic Park Bobsled Course

Experience the thrills of the Utah Olympic Park Bobsled course by signing your family up to take a ride! A professional pilot will take three passengers on a heart-stopping ride down the 2002 Olympic course. You will never experience excitement quite like this!

The Utah Olympic Park bobsled experience costs $200 per person and registrations are required. You can book your ride online or by calling (435) 658-4206. Riders must be at least 16 years old and weigh at least 100 lbs.

Other Activities at Utah Olympic Park

In addition to the unique Utah Olympic Park bobsled experience, the park offers a number of other activities that recall the legacy of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Enjoy free admission to the Alf Engen Ski Museum and the Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum, located in the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center.

For only $10 (youths and seniors $5), enjoy a one-hour guided tour of the Utah Olympic Park. You’ll take a shuttle bus to the very top of the world’s highest Nordic ski jumps and one of the fastest sliding tracks in the world. Your guide will share a wealth of information about the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, bringing the Olympic experience to life!

Utah Olympic Park also hosts a number of other adventurous activities, including a zip line, drop tower and three adventure ropes courses. Check their website to explore all of the offerings.

Many current and aspiring Olympians train year-round at Utah Olympic Park, and you can watch them free of charge! Get a glimpse of the same athletes that you cheer for every four years. Training times vary, so call (435) 658-4200 for current schedules.

Park City Lodging is proud to be an official partner of the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation. Many American Olympians as well as others from around the globe have stayed at our properties while training on the Utah Olympic Park bobsled course, and we would be honored to host you during your visit to Park City too. We have offerings at all three resorts as well as in downtown Park City. Whether you plan to speed down the Utah Olympic Park bobsled course or just soak up the Olympic history, let Park City Lodging help you find the perfect accommodations.

 

 

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Planning a Mountain Bike Vacation to Park City

Recently singletracks.com wrote a great article titled, ” Key Tips for Planning Your Mountain Bike Vacation to Park City, UT” and gave great incite on where to stay and play in Park City for those looking to explore the only IMBA Gold Level Bike Town in the world. No matter what your financial situation is Park City has plenty to offer bikers of all shapes and sizes. Park City Lodging, Inc. was highlighted as the place to stay for reasonably priced lodging. Jeff Barber the author of the article noted, “You’ll find plenty of reasonable rates in Park City during the summer months, many slope side with easy access to the lifts. Check out the Snowflower near the base of Park City Mountain resort where you’ll find studios with full kitchens available for around $100 a night. The Park City Lodging website is also a good place to find reasonably priced rooms.” We couldn’t agree more with Jeff’s observation. Summer lodging is at a significant discount compared to winter operations and allows guests to splurge on dinning and outdoor activities. Whether you’re looking to visit Park City as a sponsored rider, average Joe, or the money saver Park City Lodging can help you plan your vacation. To check out the rest of the article click the link below.

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5 Things Every Mountain Biker Has to Do in Park City, UT

Without question Park City is the ultimate winter destination for skiers and snowboarders. With three resorts in one town locals and guests are spoiled with the amount of options that can be picked for a day of riding or skiing. What many people don’t know is that Park City also happens to be the ultimate summer destination for bikers. IMBA (the International Mountain Bike Association) dubbed Park City as the only Gold Standard Mountain Bike Center in the world. With over 300+ trails to choose from, including lift service trails, Park City has a exactly what every mountain biker is looking for. Our friend Jeff Barber from Singletracks wrote a great article titled “5 Things Every Mountain Biker Has to Do in Park City, UT” the article does an amazing job capturing the full Park City mountain bike experience. If you’re getting ready for a ride in Park City or trying to figure out your next bike destination you will want to read this article. Happy riding! Cheers!