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Utah Olympic Park Opens New High-Speed Chairlift & Trails

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One of the steepest terrain expansions in recent memory opened for the first time yesterday. The Utah Olympic Park in Park City opened up the Spencer F. Eccles Olympic Mountain Center, which is serviced by a Doppelmayr high-speed quad.

The twenty-five-acre expansion features two new steep trails. The first trail will be used for GS and Slalom training, and the other run is for mogul training. Lights for night shredding and snowmaking are also part of the expansion.

Spencer Joseph, who is the Special Projects Reporter for Fox 13 Utah, was there for the event, and it looked like the conditions were great.

While this expansion is awesome, it’s sadly not open to the public. The facility will be available to local Olympic athletes, and schools’ ski race teams. If Salt Lake City does host the Winter Olympics in the future, they could use the venue for training or actual competitions.

I hope they have a public ski night sometime in the future, as it would be fun to make some GS turns on these steep runs.

A video report from KSL, which shows the ride up the chairlift, is below.

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Image/Video Credits: Spencer Joseph (Fox 13), Utah Olympic Park, KSL

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