- Used in the 2002 Winter Olympics, the ski jumps at the Utah Olympic Park cost $21 million to build.
- The park is free to enter for those who want to watch the athletes train.
- Visit the Alf Engen Ski Museum and Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame.
At one time or another, every kid dreams about flying through the air. At the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, this regularly happens, with jumpers flying longer than the length of a football field.
The Utah Winter Sport Park was a cornerstone of the successful 2002 Winter Olympics Bid. The facility was renovated and redesigned for the games, being officially named Utah Olympic Park in July 1999.
$21 million were spent on the ski jumps alone, and $10 million for the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center, which houses the Alf Engen Ski Museum, the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame, the 2002 Eccles Olympic Museum and more.
To the joy of Park City, ski jumping history was made when the first USA medal in Nordic Combined was won by local Brett Camerota, who brought home the silver medal from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
Utah Olympic Park
While the general facilities include a freestyle aerial splash pool, a bobsled track, two zip lines and an alpine slide, the main focus is on ski jumping, with six separate jumps ranging from 10m to 120m long.
The park is home to the Park City Nordic Ski Club, which trains year-round for the sport. Entrance to the park and museums is free, and visitors enjoy watching the athletes train on each and every Park City ski jump.
The Utah Olympic Park is found off Exit 145 of I-80. From Kimball Junction, head south on UT-224 to Olympic Parkway, which will lead directly to the facility.
Guided Tours & Rentals
For those looking to try out the sport of ski jumping, the Park City Nordic Ski Club has programs for kids and adults of all ages, from introductory camps to Olympic development courses.