The perfect place for adventure is Utah’s Olympic Park

Posted by on September 12, 2012

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You want to visit a world class skiing destination? You will simply love Utah’s Olympic park. Even if it is winter, you will find other activities like attending concerts, plays and festivals. The place is historic because this is where the 2002 Winter Games took place. Today this spot is a perfect opportunity to learn ski, jumping, diving in the big pool and gliding the ramp. This is considered a camping site for children and adults. The main features of the park are its zip line which are called the Alpine slide and museum dedicated for the Winter Olympics that was held in 2002. The park is also a place where future Olympiads are practicing for upcoming games. This is very enjoyable to watch. There are many professional skiers who love the park in which they perform twists, spins, and jumps in the splash pool.

Utah's Olympic Park

Utah’s Olympic Park

Overall the facility is about 389 acres which include several Nordic jump tracks, track for bobsled, luge area, freestyle training area and lodge. During summer, kids from 6 to 12 years old can take part in a day camp where they learn how to ski jump. There are other camps for teenagers that will hone their skills on ice hockey, speed skating, biathlon, bobsled, ski jumping and a lot more. During summer weekend you can watch the all star skiers and snowboarders do a show when they soar up the air and perform acrobatic features before landing at the pool.

Ski jumping in the frozen pool

Ski jumping in the frozen pool

During winter, beginners can take a Nordic ski jump lesson. At the end of session, visitors can soar up to ten kilometers. There are some learners that are fast while some take a longer one. There are also ski jumping lessons for half day that are available for children. There are tours of the facility and museums which are offered both summer and winter. If you are planning to visit the Olympic park for a day, there are a lot of things that you can do. You can try the quicksilver alpine slide which is a state of art track that is made from metal.

The quicksilver Alpine slide

The quicksilver Alpine slide

If you are adventurous then you can ride the zip lines. The steel cables are about 90 and 120 meters. The pulley system will bring the riders down the steep zip line track. They run parallel to the ski tracks. You can take a trip alongside the ski jumper soaring through the air. Aside from Utah Olympic park, there are other attractions that you can find in the city. This includes the park city museum where will tell you about the history of the mining town to other ski resorts.  For those people who love adventure, the Olympic park is the perfect place to go.

Zipping

Zipping

Ice slide

Ice slide

 

Olympic park photo 1: ricrodrigues, Olympic park photo 2: kapay, Olympic park photo 3: brenrub, Olympic park photo 4: Infinite Monkeys, Olympic park photo 5: the Passegiata,

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