Reverse skiing up a mountain is only possible during full moons on the summer equinox, which is why Rube Goldberg invented ski lifts. Enjoy the thrill of zipping down a mountain with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a Bronze Unlimited package at Utah Olympic Park in Park City (a $39 value). A Bronze Unlimited package includes unlimited rides for one person on the Ultra Zipline and Quicksilver Alpine Slide rides for one day. This Groupon expires on September 25. Choose between two options:
- Bronze Unlimited package good Sunday–Friday
- Bronze Unlimited package good Saturday only
Set on the campus of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Utah Olympic Park entertains thrill-seekers with its collection of winter sports–themed rides. Beginning near the top of the Olympic Park's freestyle-skiing hill, the Ultra Zipline whistles riders down at speeds of up to 50 mph, simulating the experience of a gravity-defying ski jump or a gold-medalist flying squirrel. Bronze-package holders can experience the added thrill of the Xtreme Zipline for an additional $9 per ride. The Quicksilver Alpine Slide mimics the high-speed twists and turns of luge and bobsled riding as it funnels speed demons down a state-of-the-art steel track that, much like the final scene in a good Bond flick, ends at the base of a K-64 ski jump. Each Alpine Slide sled can hold one adult driver and one lap rider age 3–7 ($5 per ride for lap riders without an unlimited pass).
After hosting the 2002 Winter Games, the Utah Olympic Park was converted to a training center for aspiring Olympic athletes and a recreational park for the benefit of Utah citizens and snow-shredding alien visitors. Nestled in the steep mountain ranges of Park City, the Utah Olympic Park delights guests with scenic wintery vistas of the surrounding landscape. In addition to its rides, the park holds the 2002 Olympic Games musuem and Alf Engen ski history museum, and hosts both guided and self-guided tours of the historic Olympic competition sites. On most days visitors can observe hopeful Olympic athletes as they train on the site's world-class slopes and tracks.
Utah Olympic Park
In the cradle of the Wasatch Mountains, the 400 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 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.