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2014-04-24 10:13:21
Honor the Athletes this Olympic Day

Olympic Park Summer EventsThe Utah Olympic Park in Park City which was the venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics has kept the legacy of the games very much alive. This is where future Olympians train and every year it welcomes many others from different walks of life who come here to avail of its superlative sport and recreational facilities. These include not just the six Nordic ski jumps and the bob sled track, but also a spectacular aerial training 750,000 gallon splash pool, several zip lines and a 2002 Winter Olympics and Ski Museum.

If you don't try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody's back yard. Jesse Owens

As one would imagine the Park sees a lot of visitors in both winter and summer. June 21st however is always a special day to come to the Utah Olympic Park, for on this day is celebrated Olympic Day, dedicated to celebrating the spirit of Olympians and Para Olympians-past and present. The celebrations are held between 6.30 pm and 9.00 pm and the whole Park comes alive with feverish excitement as the big air show gets underway, only to be followed by the appearance of the star athletes themselves.

There is much signing of autographs with music in the air and people thronging the food stalls or indulging in the various activities that mark the occasion. This being summer, Park City is at its balmiest best, and the prospect of being in the vicinity of three outstanding resorts, Canyons, Deer Valley and Park City Mountain is something that will brighten up the most world weary of people. At these resorts one could take the Alpine coaster through the trees or glide above the fantastic ski runs harnessed to a zip rider. The fun never ends for the adrenalin junkies with hiking and mountain biking options galore. For golfing enthusiasts Park City is a golfing paradise with a number of championship courses that combine a challenging course setting with the most picturesque settings imaginable.

More than anything else Park City is a family destination where one can come down for the most memorable family holidays of one’s life in its amazingly beautiful and serene yet vibrant locales. Over here one can find the privacy and seclusion one wants or one could get absorbed in the buzz of the downtown area. This place has it all. So if you are planning to make it the Olympic Day celebrations on June 21st which is a Saturday, it would be best to make the travel and staying arrangements right away.

Park City has a range of excellent accommodations catering to all budgets. From high end luxury hotels to classy resort accommodation and comfortable condos, one has a lot of options. The earlier one makes the bookings the better is the choice of options available. Getting to Park City is the easy part. There are more than 700 daily flights arriving at Salt Lake City International Airport from across North America. From there Park City is just a thirty five minute drive away. If one left home early in the morning one could get here by noon! Come over, the Utah Olympic Park awaits.

 

Nick Coleman, Park City Realtor

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