10 Year Olympic Anniversary Celebration
— Posted by Mimi on February 2, 2012
Saturday afternoon you can join us in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
The Eagle Race Arena and Eagle Superpipe at Park City Mountain Resort became a field of dreams for American athletes at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Park City Mountain Resort hosted four events, each averaging 15,700 ski and snowboard fans. The perfectly sculpted Eagle Superpipe showed America's snowboard dominance, with Kelly Clark's gold, and the American men's sweep by Ross Powers, Danny Kass, and J.J. Thomas. In parallel snowboard giant slalom, liver transplant recipient Chris Klug inspired the world with his bronze finish. Bode Miller came from behind in the men's giant slalom on CB's Run for the silver. Six of the ten U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team medals were won on the home mountain.
The number of Olympians created out of the Park City Mountain Resort local programs is astonishing. The Resort looks forward to introducing Olympic stars of yesterday and today with future Olympic champions. Resort guests, parents, friends and family members are invited to attend the celebration. Current and past athletes (including 2002 gold medal winner Ross Powers, 3x Olympian Heidi Voelker, 1968 Olympian Karen Korfanta, and Ashley Battersby) will meet and mingle with the local programs skiers and snowboarders. The kids will be presented with a medal honoring their commitment to the sports of skiing and snowboarding.
Resort guests, parents, friends and family members are invited to attend the celebration. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, February 4, 2012 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – Karen Korfanta welcome kids and talk about Park City Mountain Resort’s part in the 2002 winter games, introduce athletes
3:20 – 3:45 – Athletes welcome kids and say a few words about their Olympic memories, dreams, hopes, etc.
3:45 - Kids line up and step on podium and receive medals.
Park City Mountain Resort – Base of First Time Lift