Utah Olympic Park was awarded Utah Best of State in the category of Museums/Attractions. The Utah Olympic Park is home to the three-story Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center that houses the Alf Engen Ski Museum, Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame and the 2002 Eccles Olympic Winter Games Museum. This world-class facility highlights the history of all skiing disciplines in the Intermountain region through interactive touch screen displays, videos, virtual reality ski theater, games and topographic maps. Visitors can relive the glory of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games through a gallery of visual highlights and artifacts from the 2002 Games. Admission to the museums is free.
The UOP has the World’s Steepest Zipline, where guests can ride up to 50 mph down the K120 Nordic jump hill. The Quicksilver Alpine Slide is a European-style alpine slide that allows riders to weave down a narrow course with 18 turns that concludes at the base of the K-64 ski jump. Riders on the Quicksilver can experience the same thrill as a luge, skeleton or bobsled athlete. Guided Tours are available daily of the UOP’s track, jumps and freestyle pool.
The Utah Olympic Park was also awarded Utah Best of State in the category of Recreation/Sports Program. The Utah Olympic Park offers many sport programs for beginning to elite athletes year-round. Introductory programs for athletes of all ages and abilities along with a unique specialized life-long development and training model is what sets Utah Athletic Foundation programs apart. Kids learn fundamental movement skills combined with a variety of sports like gymnastics, swimming, freestyle, Nordic ski jumping and more.
The Utah Olympic Oval was awarded Utah Best of State in the category of Public Fitness/Recreation. The Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah is home to Utah’s best recreation value, the $99 Annual Family Pass. As the name suggests, the $99 Annual Family Pass is valid for one year and entitles a family to unlimited public skating, skate rental, running track use, and an introductory learn to skate and curling lesson. In addition to the amazing value of the Annual Family Pass, the Oval also offers “Learn To” programs in basic skating, speed skating, figure skating, hockey, and curling. The Oval is open year round for the public to enjoy and is both a great place to beat the summer heat and to escape the winter chill all while exercising and having fun in a World Class facility.