About Utah Olympic Park
Park City hosted many of the events of the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics. Even though the games have ended, the Utah Olympic Park continues to be one of the highlights of a visit to Park City. Despite its visibility as a winter-sports-based park, activities continue all year long. Not only does it serve as a recreational facility for visitors, it also remains a functioning training and competition venue for World Cup events and Olympic-minded athletes. It is an annual stop on the international World Cup Tour for bobsled, luge, and skeleton competitions. Cross-country skiers and Nordic long-jump competitors spend their winters here, and freestyle aerial jumpers can practice and compete here summer and winter. Summer Training Facility for the Winter Aerials Hosts Teams at Park City This Summer Training Facility for the Winter Aerials Hosts Teams From Around the World.
The Village is home to five different winter sporting events: Nordic skiing, luge, skeleton, bobsled, and freestyle aerial skiing. There are six Nordic ski jumps ranging in size from K10 to K120. The 0.8 mile sliding track, the world’s fastest, hosts bobsled, luge and skeleton training and events. The park boasts the highest elevation jumps on the planet, as well as a world-class ski museum and winter sports center. Freeride terrain and freestyle aerial jumping training areas are also on-site.
During the summer, the Park doesn’t sit idle. There is an alpine slide that the whole family can enjoy. It is the only slide in the world made completely of stainless steel. Guests fly down the hill on wheeled carts and navigate 18 different curves with only the aid of a hand brake. Two ziplines are also in service, including the world’s steepest, the Xtreme Zipline, allowing riders to reach speeds of up to 50 miles an hour. Surprisingly, winter sports activities don’t stop here during the summer either. The slide track remains open during the summer, as do the Nordic Ski Jumps. The freestyle aerial ramps are in full use with a splash pool below to soften the landing.
Public Activities at Utah Olympic Park
Visitors are invited to come any time of the year to enjoy the Olympic Park and its scenery and activities. Guided tours of the Olympic venues are provided every hour. Guests can ride the chairlifts, go on a bobsled ride with a professional driver, take a ride on one or both of the ziplines, and shoot down the Quicksilver Alpine Slide.
Every Saturday, the Flying-Ace Freestyle show takes place at the freestyle aerial ramps, displaying choreographed acrobatic maneuvers, and visitors are invited to watch teams and individuals training for upcoming world-class and Olympic events at any of the venues. Guests must also stop by the interactive Alf Engen Ski Museum to feel the rush of shooting down a slope at 80 miles an hour, or the feel of powder on your face at the virtual reality ski theater.
With advance notice, groups can book and participate in a variety of events including a biathlon shooting event (with or without the snowshoes and biking), the bobsled push, wheeled street-luge racing, snow-rafting down the K90, and team Nordic sprint races.
Day Lodge at Park City Sits at the Base of Freestyle and Nordic Jumps
The Day Lodge sits at the base of the freestyle and Nordic jumps, and freeride terrain park. Guests can see exhibitions of freestyle skiing from the balconies every Saturday.
Utah Olympic Village is home to the Nordic Ski Club. They train in both summer and winter for long-jumping and combined Nordic events. Bobsled and skeleton athletes train here all year long as well, as do the freestyle aerial skiers. Professional and up-and-coming athletes surround visitors all day long at the Park.
The Utah Olympic Park also has great camps for kids during both the summer and the winter seasons. Some are “just for fun,” while others give youngsters the proper training necessary to set them up as future Olympians. Quinney Center at Park City Features the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame
The Quinney Center also features the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame which enshrined its inaugural class in September 2002
Summer & Winter Camps
In the summer, eight one-week-long camps, each offering a variety of potential activities, allow children to participate in baseball, handball, karate, skateboarding, golf, gymnastics, swimming and tennis, as well as the chance to try freestyle aerial jumping, Nordic jumping, and the luge. Winter camps vary in duration depending on the training level and the activity. Young adults can attend camps and hone their skills on the bobsled, luge, and skeleton. They can train for Slopestyle (powder) skiing, and learn the basics of Nordic and freestyle ski jumping. There are also intensive competition-minded clinics available for athletes. These include basic to advanced bobsled, luge, and skeleton training, freestyle private lessons and coaching.
Guests can get the full “Bobsled Experience” by taking a ride on The Comet as it shoots down the slide track, under the guidance of a professional driver
In between outdoor sporting activities, guests can stroll around the Joe Quinney Sports Center, shop for souvenirs, relax at the Day Lodge, or grab a bite to eat at the Café. Utah Olympic Village can also accommodate large groups of visitors for conventions, business meetings, family reunions, and retreats. A wide range of facility options and amenities are available.
Quite Courtyard at Park City During 2002 Winter Olympics
Stand quietly in the Courtyard and relive the thrill and excitement of the 2002 Winter Olympic athletes and the 300,000 guests who came to see them perform