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"Comet" Bobsled Ride
For example, clients can feel a rush of adrenaline on The Comet bobsled ride as they speed down the 2002 Olympic ice track in a four-person sled at the Utah Olympic Park. Open to the pubic, a trained pilot will drive three passengers (ages 16 and older) through 15 curves, reaching speeds of up to 80 mph. Bobsled rides are $200 per person. www.olyparks.com/uop/rides.aspFor clients who want to learn how to “shred” on the slopes, The Canyons Resort features a Burton Learn to Ride program with beginner-specific equipment and instruction to help novices easily carve down the mountain on the first day. Beginner snowboarders, ages 15 and up, receive a lift ticket, full-day lesson and equipment rental for $99. Lessons are available daily. www.thecanyons.com
Skiers can perfect their slalom turns at Deer Valley Resort. With the three-day Mahre Training Center Ski Camp, participants will receive partial ski instruction from Olympic medal winners Phil and Steve Mahre. In addition to six hours of daily instruction by Deer Valley’s top ski coaches, clients will get a video analysis of their performance. The cost of the clinic is $712, including lift tickets, and runs Feb. 5-7. Additional specialty ski development lessons run through the winter. www.deervalley.com
Also providing ski and snowboard instruction, the National Ability Center’s instructional programs at Park City Mountain Resort provide outdoor recreational opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Full-day and two-hour lessons are available on a daily basis, and prices are based on a sliding scale.www.discovernac.org/skiing_snowboarding.htm
In two hours, clients of all ages and skill sets can master the art of curling with Park City Ice Arena’s Learn to Curl clinic. The $11 class includes equipment, practice time and games. Learn to Curl clinics are available on various Saturdays through April.
The Park City Ice Arena is also offering Learn to Skate clinics or private lessons for mastering basic ice skating skills such as staking backwards, crossovers and more. Learn to Skate clinics are offered on various Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays through February.
Athletes who already participate in speed skating and ice hockey are encouraged to stop by the Park City Ice Arena for drop-in races and games, offered weekly throughout the winter.www.parkcity.org
The DetailsPark City Chamber/Visitors Bureau800-453-1360www.parkcityinfo.com