During the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, Utah Olympic Park in Park City was the featured event venue for bobsled, luge, skeleton, ski jumping and Nordic Combined. Today, Utah Olympic Park remains as popular as ever during all seasons of the year. Visitors can explore the museum and learn about the 2002 Winter Olympics, take a ride on the zipline during the summer, participate in the ropes course all year round, view ski jumping competitions and practices and take a ride on a bobsled, named The Comet.
During the winter, you can sign up to have an experienced pilot race you down the Olympic bobsled track, reaching speeds of up to 70 miles per hour and ripping up to 3Gs of force around 10 curves on the track. Each pilot can take up to three passengers on the padded sled, creating memories and stories that will last a lifetime, unlike the exhilarating shake in your legs as you finish your ride.
See a few guidelines for winter bobsled:
- Must be 16 years of age.
- Must weigh at least 100 pounds. Not recommended for anyone who is pregnant, has chronic neck issues, back or kidney problems, heart problems, high blood pressure or has recently had surgery.
Photo: Utah Olympic Park | Winter Bobsled
Are you visiting Park City during the summer? No problem! The Comet is modified to roll on the track's concrete surface during the summer, providing a similar experience to an actual bobsled on ice. Speeds on the summer track can reach up to 60 miles per hour, all in under a minute! The summer bobsled option is perfect for families looking to try something unique to Utah!
See a few guidelines for summer bobsled:
- Must be 13 years of age.
- Must weigh at least 100 pounds.
- You may not ride the summer bobsled if you are pregnant.
- Dress comfortably with sturdy footwear, i.e. hiking/tennis shoes.
- Hats, sunglasses and other accessories that may come loose are not recommended.
Photo: Utah Olympic Park | Summer Bobsled
How to get there
The Utah Olympic Park is 28 miles east of downtown Salt Lake City. Take Exit 145 (Kimball Junction) onto Highway 224 toward Park City. Take the second right onto Olympic Parkway on the west side of 224. The entrance is about one mile up the Parkway.