Olympic Park & Museum in Park City, Utah
Experience some of the magic still here from the 2002 Winter Olympics!
When you visit Park City and Deer Valley for your unforgettable Utah vacation, don't forget to stop by and check out the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center and Olympic park, its two free museums, and a slew of great outdoor activities. Whether it's winter or summer, there is always something fun going on.
The Alf Engen Ski Museum
Started in 1989, The Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation set out with the goal of constructing a modest ski museum in honor of ski legend Alf Engen and skiing in the local Park City area. Opening in July of 2002 on the first floor of the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center, this museum was curated with artifacts and exhibits highlighting the rich history of skiing in the Intermountain West and preserving the remarkable history of skiing in the entire Intermountain Region (the geographic area between the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Cascade & Sierra Nevada ranges to the west). The museum showcases many contributions to ski area development, athletic competition, snow safety, ski innovation, and ski teaching methods. It's a "Must-See" for any ski enthusiast.
George Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum
Located on the second floor of the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center is the George Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum, which was dedicated on June 9th, 2005. Here you get to see the 2002 Winter Olympics Games come alive in this state-of-the-are-museum. You instantly see the stunning banners and art displayed in Salt Lake City during the games. Then you see the props and visuals used during the opening and closing ceremonies and numerous displays and artifacts honoring the athletes, volunteers, and all the different winter sports represented in the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Visiting the Olympic Park In Summer
The Olympic Park in Park City, UT offers a wide variety of things to enjoy during the summer months. You can do light and leisurely activities such as watching the freestyle show put on by Flying Ace Productions, or enjoy a guided tour of the museum and surrounding area. If you are looking for a little bit more thrill and hands-on experiences, check out all the various rope courses, zip lines, extreme tubing, and even a summer bobsled experience.
Visiting the Olympic Park In Winter
Watch as future Olympians train or cheer them on at one of the numerous world cup events frequently held at the park, such as Bobsledding, Skeleton, and Luge. Go extreme snow tubing or feel like a real olympian as you take the 2002 Olympic Bobsled course head-on, racing a real Bobsled down the track for the best time. This is one experience not to e missed!
Find a Home Base for Your Olympic Fun
Mont Cervin is a luxury condo community located mid-mountain of Deer Valley only 20 minutes from Park City's Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center & Olympic Park. Our beautiful accommodations, family-friendly environment, and easy access to all things Park City make staying with Silverlake Accommodations at the Mont Cervin a great choice for anyone visiting the area. Want to amp up your Olympic-style ski vacation? Read more about skiing with a champion or an Olympian on our September blog, Deer Valley Ski Lessons: Something for Everyone. Don't hesitate, book your Deer Valley and Park City vacation today!