Utah Olympic Park

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Ski JumpsSki Jumps (09/13/2008) The Park City Visitor Information station is on the road turning into the Olympic Park area. This picture shows the Olympic Ski jumps.

Utah Olympic ParkUtah Olympic Park (09/13/2008) The Park City Information Center is at the entrance to the Utah Olympic Park near the Kimball Junction exit off I80.

Ecker HillEcker Hill (09/13/2008) The Utah Olympic Park features ski jumps for winter fun and zip lines for summer fun.

Park EntrancePark Entrance (09/13/2008) This contraption marks the entrance of the Utah Olympic Park off Highway 224 that runs from Kimball Junction to Park City.

Bob Sled RunBob Sled Run (01/26/2006) Bob sled run viewed from the main Olympic Park parking lot.

Ski AreaSki Area (01/26/2006) Two slopes at the Olympic Park.

Winter Sports CenterWinter Sports Center (01/26/2006) The Joe Quinny Winter Sports Center is the home of the Alf Elgen Ski Museum and the Eccles Olympic Museum.

Day LodgeDay Lodge (01/26/2006) The Day Lodge at the Olympic Park includes cafes and good view of the Take a Plungh ski jumps.

Ski MuseumSki Museum (01/26/2006) Front view of the Joe Quinny Winter Sports Center.

Utah Olympic ParkUtah Olympic Park (01/26/2006) The Park was an official venue during the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Olympic ParkOlympic Park (01/26/2006) Symbols marking the Utah Olympic Park.

Utah Olympic ParkUtah Olympic Park (01/26/2006) View of the ski jump area at Utah Olympic Park.

Olympic InformationOlympic Information (01/26/2006) Informative displays about the Winter Games.

Game MascotsGame Mascots (01/26/2006) This oversized versions of the 2002 Game Mascots adorn the ticket area the Olympic Park.

Displays at the Eccles MuseumDisplays at the Eccles Museum (01/26/2006) Displays at the Eccles Olympic Museum.

Eccles Olympic MuseumEccles Olympic Museum (01/26/2006) Displays at the Eccles Olympic Museum at the Utah Olympic Park.

Animal SpiritsAnimal Spirits (01/26/2006) The museum includes a number of tasteful displays.

Museum DisplayMuseum Display (01/26/2006) A display at the Alf Elgen Ski Museum.

Eccles Olympic MuseumEccles Olympic Museum (01/26/2006) The Eccles Olympic museum does a superb job moving between warm and cool color displays.

Eccles Olympic MuseumEccles Olympic Museum (01/26/2006) The museum includes a number of video displays distributed among the other visual displays.

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Utah Olympic Park

If you are traveling I80, you will want to stop and stretch your legs at the Utah Olympic Park. The park is open year round and has a fun combination of winter and summer sports activities. The Park is also home to the Alf Elgen Ski Museum and the Eccles Olympic Museum which contain informative and interactive displays about the history of skiing and the 2002 Winter Games.

To access the park, you take the Kimball Junction exit (U224) and head south. The entrance to the park is clearly marked and visitors are welcome.

The Utah Olympic Park continues a long tradition of ski jumping in Summit County that began with the construction of Ecker Hill Ski Jump (near the Pinebrook subdivision at Parley's Summit). Ecker Hill was open from circa 1928 to 1964. Alf Engen set several jumping records at Ecker Hill.

The new Olympic Park was built as a venue for the 2002 Winter Games. It was the home of the bob sled, luge and ski jump competitions. The park continues to operate as an athletic training facility and as a venue for major winter sports competitions.

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The park includes a variety of interactive displays along with a number of rides. Yes, the general public can schedule bob sled, luge runs and ski jumps. There are also sports training camps. You need to schedule such activities in advance.

Personally, I enjoyed a simple visit to the museum and the self guided tour that flows the bob sled track. Activity-wise, you can get an adrenaline rush on the Zipline. In the summer, you can ride the Alpine Slide.

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Context: Recreation

Park City, Utah (164 pictures) The Olympic Park is west of Park City.

Kimball Junction (39 pictures) The Park is on Highway 224. This is the Kimball Junction exit on I80.

Salt Lake City (432 pictures) Utah Olympic Park is a short drive from Salt Lake City.

The Wasatch Mountains (127 pictures) The Park is on Ecker Hill which is blessed by the deep snows and beautiful surroundings of the Wasatch Mountains.

The Canyons (38 pictures) The Canyons Resort is southwest of The Utah Olympic Park on highway 224.

2002 SLC Games (64 pictures) The Utah Olympic Park was a venue in the 2002 Winter Games.

Newpark (39 pictures) Newpark is a mixed used development in the Kimball Junction area Northeast of the Olympic Legacy Park.

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