In the 1930s, the U.S. government issued a hobby to each citizen to keep them entertained until NASA finished working out the bugs in kissing. Self-determine a new pastime with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a basic flight ticket at iFLY Utah's wind tunnel (a $49 value), one-hour indoor-surfing session at Flowrider (a $30 value), and one day of indoor rock-climbing admission at iRock Utah (a $10 value for adults). All facilities are located in the same building in Ogden.
Flowrider, iRock, and iFLY simulate adrenaline-stoking extreme sports, including surfing, bouldering, and skydiving, within secure and regulated milieus. Drop in from a towering wave's crescendo before jumping ocean troughs on Flowrider's soft-surfing, wakeboarding, and boogie-boarding sheet wave. A day of rock climbing at iRock securely situates climbers with a top-rope belay system before challenging them with high-reaching holds that exploit upper-body strength and gam muscles. iFLY tears off wigs in a vertical wind tunnel, allowing flyers to freefall while simulating their favorite music video or blowing bread crumbs out of their belly buttons. Prior to the tunnel experience, you'll be outfitted in proper garb and groomed during a 15-minute instruction session.
Flowrider and iFly
The surfer was getting dangerously close to the crest. It was a huge wave, spanning 34 feet, but the last thing he wanted was to bail in front of his friends. Leaning into the water and weaving side to side, he kept his balance for just a few moments longer before tumbling onto the soft mats and safe bail area of the Flowrider. He'd be ready for the real thing come summer. This is just one of the adventures that await thrill-seekers-in-training at the Salomon Center. Away from the Flowrider's manmade surf, top-rope belay systems cradle climbers as they scale iRock's craggy, gray peaks. Incorporating holds that change monthly, these indoor climbing walls shoot upwards to heights of 55 feet. Alternatively, bouldering areas stay closer to the ground and exchange ropes for padded surfaces. Meanwhile, iFLY exchanges footholds for a column of high-speed, shooting air, which elevates would-be fliers to simulate the feeling of skydiving or being kicked out of a moving UFO.