Recently a brand new adventure activity opened at the Utah Olympic Park. Extreme Tubing lets participants slide down the landing hills of the Nordic ski jumps — both the K64 and K90 jumps. Riders will be in specially designed inner tubs that have a hard plastic bottom, and can expect to reach speeds of upwards of 50 mph.
The K90 ski jump was used during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Currently ski jumping athletes train year round at the Olympic Park. During the winter, the ski jumps are covered in snow. During the summer months, training is done on a synthetic surface the acts like snow.
Marc Norman, vice president of the Olympic Park Sport and Venues says, “The Utah Olympic Park strives to bring Olympic-level sport experiences to all ages and abilities, and the new Extreme Tubing will bring our guests the thrill of Nordic ski jumping.”
You can go Extreme Tubing from noon until 4 p.m. each day until September 7, then Fridays through Sunday from September 11 to October 25. The cost is $20 for two thrilling runs. Kids must be 10 years or older to ride the K64 run, and age 13 and older to ride the K90 jump.
The Extreme Tubing ride is also included in the Gold Pass that includes rides on the zip line, the Alpine Slide, Drop Tower, three ropes courses, and chairlift rides.
The fall season at the Olympic Park begins September 11 and will also be open on Thursday, Oct 16 during he Utah Education Association fall break, so it’s a great place to spend some vacation time!
Additionally, the Comet bobsled rides will operate on the fall schedule. As always, the Alf Engen Ski Museum and the Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum are open each day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with free admission.
The Olympic Park is just one of the many great activities to enjoy during the autumn months. Check out the fall colors on a hike or scenic drive. One of our favorites is to enjoy an early morning balloon ride. Don’t forget the Farmers’ Market where you can gather up tasty produce such as corn, tomatoes, chilies and more!
If you want more information about what to do during the fall, just ask one of our knowledgeable staff members at Park City Rental Properties. We are here to help ensure your Park City vacation is the best it can be.