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.
Choose from Four Options
- $15 for two bronze adventure activities, valid any day of the week (a $30 value)
- $15 for two bronze adventure activities, valid Sunday—Friday (a $30 value)
- $20 for two silver adventure activities, valid any day of the week (a $40 value)
- $20 for two silver adventure activities, valid Sunday—Friday (a $40 value)
Bronze activities include your choice of the alpine slide, freestyle zipline, or adventure course. Silver activities include your choice of the extreme zipline and/or high adventure course. Silver activity tickets may also be used toward bronze activities.
Visitors plunge down the alpine slide, riding a stainless-steel track with straightaways and 18 banked turns through mountain territory. The extreme zipline re-creates the sensation of launching from the park's K120-meter nordic ski jumps at up to 50 miles per hour; the freestyle zipline provides thrills with a gentler grade and shorter distance. On the intermediate adventure course and advanced high-level adventure course, climbers test their strength and agility as they scale bridges, rope nets, and other suspended canopy structures.
Park staffers provide all needed safety equipment, such as helmets and harnesses, but require each participant to be at least 8 years old and not just a 7-year-old wearing a mustache. The minimum weight for all rides, except for the extreme zipline, is 50 pounds; you must weigh 100–175 pounds for the extreme zipline.
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.