Utah Olympic Park introduces Extreme Winter Tubing; Adventure activities open December 26 for the season

December 20 2015

Park City, Utah (December 2015) – Winter fun officially kicks off at Utah Olympic Park on Saturday, December 26 with the opening of adventure activities. New this season, the venue will offer Extreme Tubing rides where guests can take a one-of-a-kind ride on the landing hill of up to four Nordic ski jumps.

The winter activity season runs from December 26, 2015 to April 10, 2016. Winter adventure activities include: Extreme Tubing, Extreme Zip, Canyon and Summit Ropes Courses, and the Drop Tower Challenge. Activities are available a la carte or included in an unlimited day pass. 

Extreme Tubing will feature a large hill (K64) for guests ages 10 and older, as well as three small hills (K10/20/40) for ages five and older. Guests will slide on a traditional inner tube. Single ride tickets for Extreme Tubing are $15 for the small hills (ages 5 and up) and $20 for the large hill (ages 10 and up). 

Holiday Schedule:

·         Adventure activities open daily from December 26 to January 3 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

·         Best Deal: Holiday Gold Pass – includes Extreme Tubing, Extreme Zip, Canyon Course, Summit Course, and Drop Tower; $75 adults (ages 13 and up) and $45 youth (12 & under)

January/Early February Schedule:

·         Adventure activities open Saturdays and Sundays from January 9 to February 7 from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

·         Best Deal: Weekend Gold Pass – includes Extreme Tubing, Extreme Zip, Canyon Course, Summit Course, and Drop Tower; $75 adults (ages 13 and up) and $45 youth (12 & under)

Spring Schedule:

·         Adventure activities open Tuesday to Sunday, February 7 to April 10 from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. (February) and 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. (March and April) Extreme Tubing and Extreme Zip not available Tuesday to Friday

·         Best Deal: Weekday Gold Pass – includes Canyon Course, Summit Course, and Drop Tower; $45 adults (ages 13 and up) and $30 youth (12 & under)

·         Best Deal: Weekend Gold Pass - includes Extreme Tubing, Extreme Zip, Canyon Course, Summit Course, and Drop Tower; $75 adults (ages 13 and up) and $45 youth (12 & under)

Winter Comet Bobsled Rides are available Tuesdays to Sundays through March 27, 2016. Piloted by a professional bobsled driver, the ride takes three passengers on a thrilling ride down the 2002 Olympic sliding track. In less than a mile, the bobsled rips through multiple turns and reaches speeds over 60 mph.  Reservations are required and participants must be 16 years of age or older, weigh 100 lbs or more, and meet all health requirements. Please call 435.658.4206 or visit utaholympiclegacy.org to book a ride. 

For Olympic and ski enthusiasts, Alf Engen Ski Museum and Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum are open daily from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, admission is free. Guide tours are offered daily at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM and provides an interpretative experience and opportunity to visit historic areas of the venue. The UOP retail shop features official 2016 Olympic Summer Games, Team USA and Utah Olympic Park logowear and gift items. More details available utaholympiclegacy.org.

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About Utah Olympic Park

Built for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Utah Olympic Park is located 28 miles east of Salt Lake City in Park City, Utah. Today, Utah Olympic Park is a vibrant multi-use facility focused on developing and growing winter sport participation in the state of Utah. Designated an Official U.S. Olympic Training Site by the United States Olympic Committee, the venue provides year-round competition and training facilities for Olympic and development level athletes. For the public, the venue features a variety of adventure activities including bobsled rides, zip lines, alpine slide, ropes courses as well as Olympic-heritage exhibits in the Alf Engen Ski Museum and Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum. For more information about the venue, please visit UtahOlympicLegacy.org or call 435-658-4200.

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