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One of Park City’s biggest attractions is Utah Olympic Park. The park was a competition venue for Nordic jumping, bobsled, luge and skeleton during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Now, you’ll find a museum filled with tourists and even a training ground for high-performance athletes. Guided tours of the competition site are available daily.
While you’re there, check out exhibits inside the Alf Engen Ski Museum. Thrill-seekers will enjoy the four-person passenger bobsled ride, where speeds get as high as 70 miles per hour with 4 Gs of force and a 40-story drop in less than one minute. For a tamer but classic Olympic experience, ride a chair lift to the top of the high-altitude ski jump, located at 7,130 feet above sea level.
Park City Mountain Resort, near the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, is another source of family-friendly adventures. In the winter, the resort allows skiers and snowboarders — Deer Valley Resort is skiers-only — and summer activities include an alpine slide with a 3,000-foot track, climbing wall, zip line, Human Maze, miniature golf and Legacy Launcher Trampoline.
Stein Eriksen Lodge has ski-in/ski-out access to Deer Valley, one of the top ski resorts in the country. Activities at Deer Valley don’t end when the snow melts. In the spring and summer, the resort has scenic chairlift rides, lift-served mountain biking, hiking and outdoor concerts at the resort’s amphitheater.