2002 Winter Games

OlympicsSalt Lake City was host to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Today, the facilities provide year-round athlete training and public participation in the events that were held at the facilities during the games.

Utah Olympic Park

Utah’s Olympic park, though, is open to everyone. Located just outside Park City, the Olympic Park made the state an international winter sports capital. And it’s not just a legacy thing—an official US Olympic Committee training site—featuring four Nordic-ski jumps, summer and winter freestyle aerial jumps, and a bobsled/luge/skeleton track—visitors are welcome. Welcome to go 70 mph on a bobsled, welcome to take part in an introductory Olympic sports camp, or even welcome just to watch aspiring Olympians train. One of the top attractions is the freestyle aerial show world-class athletes put on every Saturday at noon.

Tours of the facilities are also available. Highlighting the history of skiing sports and Utah's 2002 Olympic Winter Games, guided tours are offered at two on-site museums: the Alf Engen Ski Museum, and George Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum. The Quicksilver alpine slide, the world's steepest zipline are open to the public all summer. The Olympic Park itself is open year-round, and there is no charge to watch athletes train or to tour the museums.

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