Thriving in the outdoors demands skills that many of us no longer have, such as building a fire or finding enough tree bark to feed your horse. Spark your instincts with this Groupon.
$19 for a Winter Adventure Course Day Pass ($39 Value)
Day passes grant access to the trackside high and low courses and the drop tower. The adventure course tests visitors’ strength and agility as they scale bridges, rope nets, and other suspended canopy structures. The bold can take a zipline to a 65-foot tower, then leap off the side to experience harness-assisted free fall.
Park staffers provide all necessary safety equipment, such as helmets and harnesses, but age and weight restrictions apply. See the website for details.
Utah Olympic Park
In the cradle of the Wasatch Mountains, the 389 acres of Utah Olympic Park preserve the grounds where, in 2002, athletes from 77 nations competed in the XIX Olympic Winter Games and the VIII Paralympic Winter Games. A decade later, the park still retains its history through the Utah Olympic Legacy, a nonprofit organization that's maintained the sites of its six nordic ski jumps, bobsled, luge, and skeleton tracks, and skiing-terrain park. Park staffers encourage visitors of all ages and ability levels to experience these winter sports year-round.
Whether led by tour guides or coaches, park goers and athletes of all ages can navigate moguls and launch from jumps on a winter competition hill, bobsled down a 1,335-meter year-round track, or hurl down a water ramp into a summer training pool to practice their freestyle ski jumps. They can also soar through alpine terrain on ziplines that mimic nordic ski jumps or climb across the treetops on adventure ropes courses to escape a time-share salesman. After exploring the outdoors, visitors can peruse Olympic history exhibits at the Alf Engen Ski Museum and Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum.