Utah Olympic Park offers year-round adventure. From learning about the Park’s unique Olympic heritage on a guided tour to taking a ride of a lifetime on the Comet Bobsled Ride, the Olympic Park offers activities for all ages and abilities. Zip, climb, slide, hike and explore Olympic history!
Summer and winter, the signature Comet Bobsled ride is the Olympic Park’s defining activity. With a seasoned bobsled pilot, experience the official 2002 Olympic Sliding Track including speeds over 60 mph and notable g-forces. We challenge you to count all the curves as you take this amazing ride. The summer bobsled is a built on wheels and runs on the concrete track. In the winter, the modified bobsled slides seamlessly down the ice resulting in an unmatched ride.
Adventure activities operate all summer long including two ziplines, featuring the Extreme Zip (one of the steepest ziplines in the world), the uniquely designed Alpine Slide, three adventure ropes courses and a special challenge called the Drop Tower. There are also nature trails throughout the venue, so feel free to wander and explore.
Another highlight at the Olympic Park is the opportunity to watch elite athlete training. You might catch a future Olympian!
In 2002, Utah hosted the world for the XIX Olympic Winter Games and the VIII Paralympic Winter Games. And by any measure, the 2002 Games were a success. 2500 Olympians representing 77 nations, came to Utah to pursue their Olympic dreams. Incredible venues and ideal weather combined to create the perfect stage for the athletes to perform at their best.
The largest crowds ever for an Olympic Winter Games (a record that still holds today) filled the venues and cheered for every athlete, in every sport, from every country. The US Team won 34 medals at the 2002 Games, shattering their old record of 13. Athletes including Chris Klug, Derek Parra, Sarah Hughes, Jim Shea, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen and Vonetta Flowers all made history in their own special way. Of course, the issue for all Olympic host cities is always the same…how will great Olympic memories turn into lasting benefits for the host community and country? The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation was the answer to this question, created to carry on the positive impacts of the 2002 Winter Games for Utah and our visitors from all over the world!
Inspired by the success and momentum of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games, the Foundation has turned its focus toward embracing, engaging and involving Utah’s youth in winter sport. From community-based recreational camps, progression-oriented development programs to its official designation as an official U.S. Olympic Training Site at the Utah Olympic Oval and Utah Olympic Park, the Foundation represents the future of winter sports in North America.