Monday, March 14, 2011
Utah Olympic Park
Didn’t get the chance to make it to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Utah? There is still a chance to feel the spirit! Of course the crowds won’t be shoulder to shoulder and noses to the back of heads, but there it’s still sensational at the Olympic Park in Park City, Utah.
Jump on a tour and see why this is a state of the art facility. You still see the tracks from the bobsled, luge and skeleton. These guys fly at up to 70 M.P.H. for 8/10 of a mile. Sounds like a rush you have been craving? Well you can get in on this, take your pick and bobsled down the track and ride 15 curves while you are at it.
Or you can feel your own adrenaline naturally start running through every part of you as you stare down the Nordic Ski Jump…its 7,130 feet high. Athletes taking this on also surrender themselves and fly through the air for as long of a distance as possible! Ohh and p.s. these are the highest altitude world-class ski jumps in the WORLD!
The tour is a walk in the park, especially when you see what professional athletes are training for day in and day out. We were able to see some professional bobsledders take on the tracks.
And it’s not just professionals here; the facility is open to anyone. That’s right, if you have inkling to bobsled, ski jump or practice your airborne tricks, stop here. An aerial splash pool at the base of the park catches athletes in the summer as they bust out the moves that make us say “AHHHYAAA!”
Even without the Olympics the park stays true to it’s mission to be a year-round and worlds class facility to develop athletes in winter sports for training, and also recreation.