EXTREME TUBING AT OLYMPIC PARK
Utah Olympic Park announces the addition of a new adventure activity, Extreme Tubing, opening to the public starting Thursday, August 20. Participants will have the opportunity to slide down the landing hills of the iconic K64 and K90 Nordic ski jumps while riding in a specially designed inner tube featuring a hard plastic bottom. Guests can expect to reach speeds up to 50 mph.
The K90 Nordic ski jump was used by competitors during the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Today, Nordic Combined and Nordic ski jumping athletes train at the Utah Olympic Park year-round. In the winter, the ski jumps are covered in snow whereas in the summer season, athletes train on a synthetic surface that mimics movement on snow when wet. The plastic matting is designed by a Finnish company, EverSlide, and used by over 300 ski jumps worldwide.
“The Utah Olympic Park strives to bring Olympic-level sport experiences to all ages and abilities,” said Marc Norman, Vice President of Sport and Venues. “For our guests, Extreme Tubing will bring to life the thrill of Nordic ski jumping.”
Extreme Tubing will be available daily from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. from August 30 to September 7; and, Friday to Sunday from September 11 to October 25. The cost for the activity is $20 and includes two runs. Participants must be age 10 and older to ride on the K64 and age 13 and older to ride on the K90. Extreme Tubing is also included in the Gold Pass which includes unlimited rides on two zip lines, three ropes courses, Alpine Slide, Drop Tower, and scenic chairlift rides for the day.
The Utah Olympic Park is open daily for summer adventure activities from thru Monday, September 7. Starting Friday, September 11, the venue moves to a fall season schedule and adventure activities will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 25. The Utah Olympic Park adventure activities will also be open on Thursday, October 16 as part of Utah Education Association’s fall break (UEA).
The summer Comet bobsled rides are available daily through September 7 and also changes to a fall schedule, operating Friday to Sunday from September 11 to 27. The Alf Engen Ski Museum and Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and admission is free.
The Olympic Park is located just a few miles from Old Town Guest House, Bed & Breakfast. Come on out and stay at one of Utah Olympic Parks favorites places to stay!!
For all of my guests at Old Town Guest House, bed & breakfast, I am happy to let you know, you can now ski this huge resort within walking distance to the B&B.
Nestled high in the Wasatch Mountains, the historic mining town of Park City, Utah is unlike any other ski town in the world. It’s home to two world class ski resorts, four-season recreation , sophisticated dining, and year-round events – all just 32-miles from Salt Lake City International Airport.
Park City Mountain Resort is the only resort with lift access directly to the town’s historic Main Street. You can ski or ride down the Quit ‘N Time or Creole runs to the multitude of shops, restaurants, bars and galleries that give Park City it’s authentic mining town look and feel. And, with ski in/out access to the Resort you can access the largest ski resort in North America directly from Main Street Park City!
How will you discover America’s largest ski resort?
Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort have combined to create the largest single ski and snowboard resort in the United States. A new 8 passenger gondola connection, along with the new King Con Express six-pack and Motherlode Express Quad make up just some of the improvements totaling over $50 million for the 2015-16 season. With over 7,300 acres, 300+ trails, 38 lifts, seven terrain parks, six natural half pipes, one super pipe and one mini pipe, plus many diverse ski-in/ski-out and village adjacent lodging properties, Park City is an easily accessible, world-class mountain destination located in an authentic and historic western town.
There is only one largest resort in the United States
There is only one mountain uniting 17 peaks of unmatched possibility.
There is only one legendary ski town.
There is only one place you are meant to be.
There is only one. Park City.
Here are some facts:
Did you know that if you rode every single lift, the distance traveled would be the equivalent of traveling from Main Street Park City to Salt Lake City? Or the total vertical rise of all the lifts combined is 34,400 feet?
The Interconnect Gondola
An eight-passenger, high-speed gondola running from the base of Silverlode Lift at Park City to Canyons’ Flatiron Lift. When conditions allow, gondola passengers will be able to unload at the top of Pine Cone Ridge and ski or ride directly down to Park City’s Thaynes Canyon trail. This gondola connection will create the single largest ski resort in the United States.
Upgrades to Park City’s King Con and Motherlode Lifts
King Con will be upgraded from a 4-person to 6-person high-speed detachable chair, meaning increased lift capacity. Motherlode will switch from a fixed-grip triple to a 4-person high-speed detachable, similarly improving the number of guests it can carry.
New Snow Hut Restaurant and Summit House Restaurant Upgrades at Park City, Red Pine Lodge Expansion at Canyons
A completely new Snow Hut restaurant, replacing the current Snow Hut, next to the base of Park City’s Silverlode Lift and the Park City terminal for the Interconnect Gondola, will include 500 indoor seats and a top-of-the-line kitchen and culinary experience. Meanwhile, upgrades to Summit House will improve the flow of diners and increase seating. At Canyons, Red Pine Restaurant will be renovated to the tune of 250 more indoor seats. To whet your appetite, here’s a conceptual rendering of what the Park City gondola terminal, next to the brand new Snow Hut restaurant, could look like.
FINAL SHOWS: July 23-26 Thursday-Sunday
Don’t Wait – Get Tickets Now for Final Weekend
Thursday: $35 House / $43 F-O-H / Cabaret $55
Friday-Sunday: $39 House / $49 F-O-H / $65 Cabaret
Y outh (12 & under): $29 / $35 F-O-H
Evening Arts & Entertainment after
Park City Kimball Arts Festival
July 31-August 1
Headliners Sean Peabody and Nick Cobb will showcase their expressive, verbal, and comedic art with a great night of
dual-headliner Stand-Up Comedy.
Suggested for Mature Audiences.
Friday & saturday @ 8pm
Tickets $19 and up
Summer Shows You’re Going to LOVE
For all Old Town Guest House, Bed & Breakfast blog followers, here is the new look for Park City and Canyons Resort.
I am excited for this new resort!! American’s largest ski resort. Book now for winter 2015-2016!! Old Town Guest House is walking distance to skiing and Main Street. Plus… we are Park City’s most affordable lodging.
Old Town Guest House Bed and Breakfast is the perfect Park City inn for active skiers, hikers, and mountain bikers. Enjoy the convenience of our location in Old Town Park City while staying in a beautifully renovated historic ski resort bed & breakfast. Let us show you why Park City, Utah is a fabulous vacation destination. Visit us soon at our affordable, eco-friendly Park City bed and breakfast! –
We have three world class winter resorts within minutes of each other, over 8,825 acres of skiable terrain and 350 inches of the lightest, driest powder on earth. Add to these a great Inn located in an ideal location and an Innkeeper that can help you with plans to make the most of your stay. You can walk from the Inn to Park City Mountain Resort or to a bus stop to catch a free 5 minute bus ride to another resort. There is no need for a car! –
Go to www.oldtownguesthouse.com for up to the minute availability. Book your reservation online.
Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort are combining in the 2015-16 winter season to create the largest ski resort in the United States! Join us for a celebration in Legacy Lodge at Park City Mountain Resort on Wednesday, July 29 as we reveal the new brand to the community!
Bill Rock, COO of Park City, along with other community leaders, will present our new logo, brand and trail map to the public for the first time! We’ll also reveal the names of the new Interconnect Gondola and Snow Hut Restaurant and you’ll have the chance to sample signature menu items from several of our on-mountain and base area restaurants, such as Legends Bar & Grill, Red Tail Grill, Cloud Dine, the Farm and more!
Don’t miss the celebration! Live music and food sampling will begin at 3:00 pm and the main presentation begins at 3:30 pm
We are in the middle of $50 million in capital improvements to connect Park City and Canyons Resorts, including installing a new gondola to bring the two resorts together. This project is one of the most ambitious and impactful capital programs in U.S. ski industry history and will create one resort with 7,300 acres of skiable terrain.
Attention all Old Town Guest House guests. Here is some great information for your arrival into Park City.
Visitor Information Centers – Where It All Begins
Are you looking for a real, live expert to help you plan your trip to Park City? How about just getting some information on fun Park City activities to do during your stay? Then, take a little time to drop into one of our two visitor information centers in Park City.
Park City Kimball Junction – Visitor Information Center
1794 Olympic Parkway, Park City, UT 84098
When you arrive in park City come into our main visitor center located just off I-80 in Kimball Junction. In addition to getting staff recommendations, exclusive offers, and free wi-fi you can grab a cup of coffee and light meal.
“We thought we would spend a couple of hours visiting the historic district of Park City. After spending fifteen minutes at the visitor center, we knew that we needed to book a room and stay much longer. Our three day adventure in Park City was one of the most memorable trips we’ve ever taken. Thank you! — Judy and Richard Cunningham, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Visitor Information Center on Park City’s Historic Main Street
528 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060
Our second visitor information center is located in Park City’s historic district in the Park City Museum on Historic Main Street. After touring the interactive museum and buying a historic souvenir, remember to get tips and other guest information from one of the visitor information specialists in the museum store. With over 35 years of collective experience, our staff either knows the answers to your visitor questions or they know how to find it fast online.
“We had no idea that there were so many things our kids could do in Park City and at the Park City Museum. But after talking with the nice guy at the museum, we took his advice and our kids had a blast.” — Sheri, Greg, Nathan and Jessie Thomas, Hailey, Idaho.
– See more at: http://www.visitparkcity.com/visitors/visitor-centers/#sthash.NWlIs80J.dpuf
Heads up everyone staying at Old Town Guest House!! Here is a great dinner option. Located at Canyons, this is a great restaurant. End you mountain bike ride or hike on the plaza and have dinner. Easy free shuttle ride from the Bed & Breakfast.
Canyons Resort has re-conceptualized the menus for Red Tail Grill with a new tap house-style menu. Located mountainside at the Grand Summit Hotel overlooking the famed Ski Beach in the Resort Village, the rustic setting is complemented by well-crafted, yet simple, pub-style food with bold flavors.
“Through market analysis and speaking with our guests, we focused on creating a new dining concept with innovative pub-style cuisine and expanded menus,” said Christopher Moore, general manager of Red Tail Grill. “We are excited to introduce the next chapter at Red Tail Grill to locals and guests alike.”
Focusing on bold flavors and favorite tap house-style bites, the new menu includes dishes created with local and sustainable products from purveyors such as Wasatch Meats, Stone Ground Bakery and Gold Creek Farms. Standout starters include Ale Battered Onion Rings served with buttermilk Gorgonzola and spicy mustard and Chili Rubbed Wings served alongside BBQ ranch, carrots and celery. Signature entrée dishes include Beer Brats served with sauerkraut, Brussels sprouts, mashed potato and mustard aioli and Beef Tenderloin with tobacco onion and smoked cherry puree.
An equally impressive cocktail menu includes craft beverages such as the summery Basil Smash with High West peach, basil, lime and honey or the Mountain Paradise with bourbon, Campari, lemon and grapefruit.
“Reconceiving the menu for Red Tail Grill has been something we’ve been working on for the past couple of months. We’re excited for guests to try our unique twist on new and favorite dishes, which we’ve hand crafted using the best of local, sustainable products,” said Scott Lewis, senior executive chef for village dining.
Red Tail Grill is open daily for breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For all of you staying at Old Town Guest House, Bed & Breakfast in Park City, here is a great concert series.
Sit out on the grass and enjoy some amazing music.
Walk, jog or ride your bike to the concert from the Bed and Breakfast!!
Concert discount is 10% off your lodging at Old Town Guest House if you book for two or more nights. Don’t miss this great deal.
Attention Old Town Guest House guest: Are you looking for a new fun hike that isn’t far from the B&B? Try this one. I think you will love it. You can take the bus to the Olympic Sports Park to start the hike.
The Nordic View hiking trail is the perfect way to see the Utah Olympic Park in a whole new way. Start your hike at the Welcome Center or at the top of the Freestyle Charilift and finish at the top of the 120M Nordic Jump in Peak Plaza. The beautiful trail winds through the woods and has great views along the way.
Catch the high-flying action every weekend through July and August with the Flying Ace All-Stars Freestyle Show. See Olympians and National Team skiers and snowboarders perform acrobatic feats as they soar up to 60 feet in the air before landing in the Park’s NEW Big Air Pool. A great show for the whole family, this half-hour choreographed production will leave you breathless!
June 28 thru September 6*
Saturdays @ 11 am
Sundays @ 1 pm
* No Show Saturday, July 4
Come watch as Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping athletes from across the nation gather together at the Utah Olympic Park to compete in the 17th Annual Springer Tournee. Athletes will begin training on Monday, July 27th. Spectators are welcome to gather at the base of the Nordic Jumps and watch for free.
Utah Olympic Park is located in beautiful Park City, Utah. Just 30 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), Utah Olympic Park is located just off Exit #145 on Interstate 80 at Kimball Junction.
We highly recommend a visit to the new Park City Visitor Information Center at Kimball Junction. The VIC is located at the base of the Olympic Park and offers a wealth of travel planning information. The center also features a full-service cafe, wifi and expansive views of the surrounding basin.