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Ask A Snowmama: Places to Visit from the 2002 Olympic Winter Games

 2002 Winter Olympic Games

Question: We will be coming to Park City next week. I know that at 2002 Winter Olympics the Giant Slalom was at Park City. We would like to ski the same course as the Super G at the Olympics. Can you please let us know which runs we need to take? - submitted by Adrian, February 13, 2014 

 

Dear Adrian, 

Thanks so much for submitting your question to the Snowmamas! We are looking forward to your visit. 

The 2002 Olympic Winter Games had various locations throughout Park City and the greater Salt Lake City area.The Super G course, as well as the downhill, were actually held at Snowbasin Resort outside Ogden, on the Wildflower Trail. Snowbasin is just over an hour from Park City.

Park City Mountain Resort was host to Giant Slalom, on CB's run, as well as snowboarding halfpipe and parallel giant slalom for snowboarding. In fact, female snowboarder Kelly Clark (who recently took bronze in the Sochi Games), won USA's first gold medal of the 2002 Olympics in Park City Mountain Resort's halfpipe.  Check out all the venues at Park City Mountain Resort here

For a helpful link to all venues from the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, click here. If you click on any one location within the link you can get more details.

One of our favorite places to find some great Olympic history is the Utah Olympic Park. It has a free museum for visitors and you can also catch local atthletes training for racing, bobsled, luge, ski jumping, and more. Click on the link here for all information pertaining to the Utah Olympic Park. The Alf Engen Museum has several interactive exhibits, including a new ride where you can simulate kite skiing and a bobsled ride. 

Enjoy your visit, and let us know if there is anything we can help you with in your trip planning.

Best,

Snowmama Kristen

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