When Salt Lake City won the bid to host the Winter Olympics for 2002, it was relying on the close proximity of the city to the already established ski resorts to help with the skiing events. The Utah Olympic Park was built near Park City and served as the 2002 Olympic venue for ski jumping, Nordic events, bobsled races, the skeleton and the luge.
If you didn't make it to the Winter Olympics of 2002, you can still get a feel of the games by exploring the remaining venue for the Olympic skiing events located near Park City, Utah. You can take a self-guided tour of the competition sites – here athletes competed in ski jumping, Nordic events, bobsled races, the luge and the skeleton – or you can join an expert tour given by knowledgeable and professional staff. Some interesting sites to see include the world's highest altitude ski jump and one of the fastest sliding tracks.
For the thrill of a lifetime, take the ride on a bobsled at 70 miles per hour with 4 Gs of force. Want to learn something new, then attend an introductory camp in ski jumping, luge, and skeleton or slope style skiing and snowboarding. While at the venue, don't forget to visit the Alf Engen Ski Museum and 2002 Games exhibit.