Alf Engen Chair Ride

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While the Games were in 2002, the Alf Engen Ski Museum keeps Utah’s Olympic legacy alive and bright from historic exhibits to virtual reality experiences.

It has an interactive museum exhibit you won’t experience anyplace else:  Fly like a world-class ski jumper soaring off the K-120 Olympic ski jump at Utah Olympic Park, which is just a few kick-turns away from the museum.

It’s one of four “rides” visitors to the Alf Engen Ski Museum can enjoy, thanks to its popular state-of-the-art virtual chairlift ride.  A bobbing, swaying, jerking quad chair shakes you through the motions of such a spectacular flight while a giant screen a few feet in front of you flashes spectacular visuals of a Go-Pro camera’s view of flight.

The other virtual video-coordinated chair rides include: a teeth-jarring summertime mountain bike descent of trails at Deer Valley Resort; an eye-popping, heart-pumping ski run down the 2002 Olympic Games downhill course at Snowbasin Resort; and a virtual leap flying over and around the 11,000-plus foot Mt. Superior at Alta Ski Area. You can taste the adrenaline while safely sitting in the chair ride!

While the museum is free to attend, guests select one, two, three or four rides for $5, $8, $10 and $12.

CultureJuliann Fritz