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Olympic Legacy, Utah, 2002, Winter Olympic Games

Olympic Legacy

The spirit of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games lives on. You can participate in winter sports at the Olympic venues today and visit legacy facilities.

Utah Olympic Legacy

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Utahns have long called the snow here The Greatest Snow on Earth®.

The 2002 Olympic Winter Games practically notarized it.

It is impossible not to get inspired watching premier athletes competing at the highest level. When you or your kids want to get involved in an Olympic winter sport, you'll want to plan a trip to Utah.

Make your Olympic-inspired dreams a reality in Utah. Learn how you and your family can get involved from the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation's president and CEO, then read more below:


Jessica Jerome
Park City native Jessica Jerome of the inaugural Olympic women's ski jumping team seen here competing at the U.S. National Championships on the large hill at Utah Olympic Park. Credit: Sarah Brunson/USSA

The 2002 Winter Games were held in Salt Lake City and the surrounding Wasatch Mountain communities, where the Olympic Legacy thrives today.

If you have not tried Utah's legendary snow, or are longing to hit it again, the time is now.

When you visit Utah you'll find everything from Olympic-caliber downhill to the Fastest Ice on Earth at your fingertips, and all within an hour of Salt Lake City International Airport.

Oh, and while Snowbasin was the site of the epic men's and women's downhill, it's just one of 11 resorts along the Wasatch Front. You could ski a different resort everyday for six-straight days, and still only have access to 15,000 of Utah's 26,000 skiable resort acres. But why limit yourself to 15,000?

See how close it all can be: check out the map below showing all 14 of Utah's world-class ski resorts.

Here's a snapshot of your potential journey into Utah's Olympic Legacy:

Park City Snowboarder

Park City Mountain Resort hosted giant slalom and halfpipe events during the 2002 Olympic Games and hosts powderhounds annually. Image courtesy Park City Mountain Resort.


Get whiplash watching the pros whiz by or take a ride for yourself on the official bobsleigh track at the Utah Olympic Park, where Americans Jill Bakken and Vonetta Flowers won the first-ever Olympic women's bobsleigh competition.

Freestyle Moguls

Hit the bumps at Deer Valley Resort on the historic Champion moguls course, where American Shannon Burke took Silver in 2002.


Got the need for speed? Test your mettle on the 1.77-mile Grizzly Downhill run at Snowbasin Resort, one of the steepest and fastest downhill ski courses in the history of the Games.

Giant Slalom

Carve some corduroy at Park City Mountain Resort Eagle Race Arena, where in 2002 a young American named Bode Miller came from behind in the men's combined alpine skiing event to win Silver. Park City also hosted the giant slalom, snowboarding parallel giant slalom and snowboarding halfpipe events for both men and women.

In addition, two official legacy facilities can introduce you to your inner Olympian while additional host sites can help round out your winter vacation experience. Read on, or download a printable one-sheet to have all the information at your fingertips.

Utah's Olympic Facilities

The facilities for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games are part of our Olympic legacy, each specializing in year-round athlete training and public participation in the events that were held at the facilities during the games.

Utah Olympic Park

The Utah Olympic Park, outside of Park City, truly defines Utah as an international winter sports capital. An official U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) training site, the park features four Nordic ski jumps, summer and winter freestyle aerial jumps, and a bobsled/luge/skeleton track.

Olympic 4 Panel

Visitors can take a 70 mph ride on a bobsled, participate in an introductory Olympic sports camp, or watch aspiring Olympians train. Tours highlighting the history of skiing sports and Utah's 2002 Olympic Winter Games are available at two on-site museums: the Alf Engen Ski Museum, and George Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum, (435) 658-4240. In the summer, guests can take a ride on the state-of-the-art Quicksilver alpine slide, glide on the world's steepest zipline or catch a freestyle aerial show every Saturday at noon. The Olympic Park is open year-round, and there is no charge to watch athletes train or to tour the museums. For more information, please call (435) 658-4200, or visit www.utaholympiclegacy.com.

Utah Olympic Oval

Kearns, a suburb west of Salt Lake City, is the home to "The Fastest Ice on Earth." The Utah Olympic Oval is where 8 out of 10 world speed skating records were shattered during the games. Today, anyone can lace up a pair of skates for a skate on the 400-meter track, take a class in figure skating or curling, and sit back to witness top athletes train to beat their personal bests. Call (801) 963-6825, or visit http://utaholympiclegacy.com/oval/.

Soldier Hollow

Soldier Hollow, in the stunning Heber Valley, was the Nordic skiing venue for the games. In addition to the beautifully manicured cross-country ski trails, it now has the longest tubing lanes in the country. Athletes of world-class ability and weekend recreationists enjoy the facility year-round. Call (435) 654-2002, or visit www.soldierhollow.com.

Peaks Ice Sheet

As a venue for the Olympics, the Peaks Ice Arena in Provo has two Olympic-size ice sheets providing fun, year-round activities for all ages such as ice skating, ice hockey, broom ball, floor hockey, figure skating and indoor soccer, 100 North Seven Peaks Blvd., Provo, UT 84606, (801) 852-7465.

Ogden Ice Sheet

Ogden's Ice Sheet, site of Olympic Curling events, is a year-round community ice recreation center. Activities include hockey, skating lessons, and curling. Call (801) 399-8750 for more information.

Utah Ski Resorts  

Wasatch Front

 Ski Map Key 01Alta

 Ski Map Key 03Brighton

 Ski Map Key 05Canyons  Ski Map Key 06Deer Valley
 Ski Map Key 08Park City  Ski Map Key 09Powder Mountain  Ski Map Key 10Snowbasin  Ski Map Key 11Snowbird
 Ski Map Key 12Solitude  Ski Map Key 13Sundance  Ski Map Key 14Wolf Mountain  


 Ski Map Key 02Beaver Mountain (Logan)  Ski Map Key 04Brian Head (Cedar City)  Ski Map Key 07Eagle Point (Beaver)
Click on the map to see the resort's listing or see all 14 resorts and other winter activities on our 
ski and snow sports page.

Wolf MountainSundanceSolitudeSnowbirdSnowbasinPowder MountainPark City Mountain ResortEagle PointDeer ValleyBrian HeadBrightonBeaver MountainAlta