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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!

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.