Guide to Park City, Utah’s Olympic Park: Gear Up for Adventure
Just 35 minutes southwest of Salt Lake City, Park City, Utah, is known for its spectacular mountain vistas, first-class ski resorts and the Sundance Film Festival. However, it was the 2002 Winter Olympics that help put this charming town on the map and transformed it from a regional gem into a popular year-round international vacation destination. Learn why Olympic Park and other outdoor activities keep visitors coming back every year.
Park City Outdoors: Olympic Park and Other Activities
Set against the scenic Wasatch Mountains, outdoor activities serve as the main attraction. From Park City vacation rentals, people can admire the beautiful mountain views, breathe the clean air and plan a day full of exciting activities. Visitors fine plenty to do, too — from hiking, biking, horseback riding and golfing in the summer to skiing, snowboarding, tubing, hockey and ice skating in the winter.
Park Info: Things to Do
No matter what time of year, Park City welcomes everyone to visit the famous Utah Olympic Park. Once the site of Nordic jumping, bobsled, luge and skeleton events during the 2002 Olympics, today the 400-acre park provides an Olympic training site. Look out for athletes training!
Park visitors will find the Olympic Park tour and museums fascinating, but the real adventure comes from trying downhill Olympic events. Winter and summer provide an adrenaline rush of racing down a bobsled track. For a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of the park, take the chair-lift 7,130 feet up to the top of the ski jump. In summer, the extreme zipline and alpine slide provide plenty of thrills. For a winter rush, sign up for luge or skeleton intro camps or learn how to ice skate.
In addition, sports enthusiasts have several opportunities throughout the year to attend events, such as team trials and competitions. The venue also serves as an important host to future Olympic athletes and recommendations.
Get ready for snowy fun! Buy tickets online and search for a price package that meet’s your needs.
Read the quick Park City ski guide to get helpful planning tips.