Utah Olympic Park packs in family fun.
This summer, while athletes are swimming, running and cycling at the 2012 Olympics in London, England, winter athletes will be training at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah. Offering fun for the whole family, The Utah Olympic Park is truly the fourth resort in the Park City community.
All summer long, freestyle aerialists practice maneuvers and tricks in the splash pool. The U.S. Nordic ski jumpers regularly train on the Nordic hills at the park, too. Watching these elite Olympic athletes is free.
Open daily and free to the public, the three-story Joe Quinney Winter sports Center is home of the Alf Engen Ski Museum and Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum. This world-class facility highlights the history of all skiing disciplines in the intermountain region through interactive touch screen displays, videos, virtual reality ski theater, games and topographical maps. Visitors can relive the glory of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games through a gallery of visual highlights and artifacts from the 2002 games.
Also, for no charge, you can ride the chairlift used by Olympic athletes to the top of the aerials freestyle hills. After your short scenic ride, you can hike and walk.
For a nominal fee, experience what it’s like to be an Olympian flying off the K120 Nordic ski jumps on our Xtreme zipline. The Xtreme Zipline is like our K120 jump—big, steep and long. In fact, the Xtreme is the steepest zipline in the world.
Your ride starts at the edge the K120 jump, at which point the force of gravity takes over and propels you to 50 mph, which is fairly close to the speeds of world-class ski jumpers. There are even two Xtreme ziplines, so you can fly alongside a jumping partner for the whole ride.
The Ultra Zipline is bit shorter and less steep, but still a lot of fun. Perfect for younger kids or adults who want to buzz over our Freestyle Jumps.
There is no age limit, but there is a weight limit of 100-275 pounds for the Xtreme and 50-275 for the Ultra.
If you want a more extreme experience, take the Comet Bobsled Ride. A professional pilot will take three passengers on a thrilling ride down the entire length of the Olympic track.
In less than a mile, you’ll rip through 15 turns; reach speed of about 80 mph, and experience up to 5 G’s of force.
The 2012 season brings three new adventure areas to the Park.
First, the lower loop of the bobsled track is home to a ropes course with two different height challenges and a “fly-to-fall” feature.
Next to the Nordic jumps is another course designed for the younger crowd that includes a playground. Beyond
the complimentary playground is a paid course.
Finally, above the Nordic Jumps is a course designed specifically for team building.
This summer, the “all inclusive” pass that includes both zip lines, the ropes courses and the Quicksilver alpine slide is $59 for adults and $34 for children (age 3-13). The Comet bobsled ride may be added to the adult pass.