Utah Olympic Park summer season opens May 26
Extreme tubing returns for another season
On May 26, 2017, summer officially begins at Utah Olympic Park. Adventure activities including the summer Comet bobsled ride, three adventure courses, zip lines, alpine slide, and drop tower will be open daily from 9 am to 6 pm until September 4. Online ticket sales for summer Comet bobsled and Summer Gold passes will be available starting Friday, May 12.
For those who cannot wait for the summer fun at Utah Olympic Park, spring activities are open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm through May 26. Spring activity offerings include the Summit Adventure Course, Canyon Adventure Course, Discovery Course, and Drop Tower.
Summer Comet Bobsled rides will be available daily from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm starting May 26 and running through September 4. From September 7 through September 24, rides will be available from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Friday through Sunday only.
One of Utah Olympic Park’s most popular activities, extreme tubing, is back for another summer season. Take a ride down the landing hill of our Nordic ski jumps and enjoy the thrill of soaring like an Olympian, reaching speeds of up to 50 mph. Extreme tubing runs daily from 11 am to 4:30 pm and is included in the purchase of a Gold Pass. Individual tickets are $15 for small hills tubing (K20 and K40) and $20 for large hills tubing (K90 and K120).
Public climbing is also back for another season beginning in June. Climbing will be available daily from 10 am to 6 pm through September 4. The climbing wall is designed specifically for the Psicobloc Master Series competitions and features a multitude of routes with varied levels of difficulty. As you free climb up the wall, your only safety net is the deep water of the Spence Eccles Olympic Freestyle Pool. Climbing is included in the purchase of a Gold Pass. Climbing passes are $20 for adults and youth (includes shoe rental) and $15 for adults and youth without shoe rental. Season passes are also available. Seasonal adult climbing passes are $150 and seasonal youth passes are $100.
Flying Ace All-Star Freestyle Shows will open for the summer season on June 25 with a half-hour freestyle performance that is sure to leave you breathless. From July 1 through September 3, freestyle shows will be held at 1:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday excluding August 19. Tickets for freestyle shows will be included in the purchase of a Gold Pass. Individual tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for youth ages three to 12 and seniors over the age of 65. Ages two and under are free.
The Alf Engen Ski Museum and Eccles 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games Museum are open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and admission is free. Guided tours offered daily from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, on the hour every hour, May 26 through September 4.
For a complete list of summer hours of operation and rates, visit UtahOlympicLegacy.org.
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