It was in 2002 that the state of Utah had the privilege of hosting the Winter Olympics. The Games were a time of pride for Utah, with the world’s attention focused on our state, we showed the world what we were made of and that the spirit of the Olympic Games was at home in Utah. The spirit of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games is still alive and well in Utah thanks to Utah Olympic Park which is operated by the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organization charged with the duties of operating an maintaing all of the Olympic Legacy facilities.
Utah Olympic Park
Located in Park City, Utah Olympic Park sits comfortably nestled in the Wasatch Mountains. The park includes an astounding six nordic ski jumps including the K10, K20, K40, K64, K90,and K120 meter jumps. The park also includes a 1,335 meter sliding track, a freestyle aerials hill suitable for winter training, which has hosted a number of world-class competitions, and a 750,000 gallon training pool for summer freestyle aerials. Also located in Utah Olympic Park is the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center, the Alf Engen Ski Museum, and the George Eccles 2002 Winter Olympic Games Museum.
During the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Utah Olympic Park hosted events such as luge, bobsledding, skeleton, ski jumping, and other exciting nordic events. Today, the park is open to visitors year-round and offer’s guided tours of the park. Visitors to Utah Olympic Park also get to enjoy free admission to the Alf Engen Ski Museum, and the George Eccles 2002 Winter Olympic Games Museum.
Things to do While Visiting Utah Olympic Park
There is a whole world of excitement awaiting visitors at Utah Olympic Park all year-round.
As we head into the summer months, park visitors are given the opportunity to ride the Comet Bobsled with a trained bobsledding pilot. Utah Olympic Park is also home to the fastest zipline in the world, the Xtreme Zipline. Thrill seekers can also take a ride on the Quicksilver Alpine Slide. For the really daring visitors, there is the opportunity to ride a pair of skis down the freestyle ski jump and land in Utah Olympic Park’s summer splash pool.
Closed for the summer are the park’s winter activities which include the Rocket Skeleton Ride, the nordic ski jump, and the terrain park.
There are also a number of events hosted at Utah Olympic Park and the Utah Olympic Oval. For a complete calendar of events, visit the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation’s webpage.
Utah Olympic Village is just one of the fun and exciting destinations in Park City Utah. Being a guest of Park City Peaks Hotel means that venues such as Utah Olympic Park are conveniently close and there for the whole family to enjoy while staying with us, enjoying the comfort of our hotel, and Park City Peaks Hotel’s friendly service. For more information on visiting Park City Peaks Hotel, please contact us by calling 1-800-649-5012. We look forward to your visit.