The Alf Engen Ski Museum & the Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum: A Winter Sports Cultural Center
The Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation was established in 1989 for the purpose of constructing a modest ski museum in honor of ski legend, Alf Engen. With the selection of Salt Lake City as host for the 2002 Winter Olympics, the concept was dramatically expanded to include a Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games gallery and other features which would transform the museum into a winter sports cultural center.
In July, 2002 the 30,000 square foot Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center officially opened with the Alf Engen Ski Museum on the first floor, boasting artifacts and exhibits highlighting the rich history of skiing in the Intermountain West. In June 2005 the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum opened on the 2nd floor of the Quinney Center, featuring exhibits pertaining to individual sporting events, athlete stories, and organizational insight related to the hosting of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
In 2016, we welcomed and entertained approximately 450,000 guests and educated nearly 3,000 elementary students in the museum’s Educational Field Trip Program. As those numbers continue to climb, we strive to keep both museums current by updating interactive technology and improving exhibits each year.
Located at the Utah Olympic Park, the Alf Engen Ski Museum preserves the rich history of skiing in the Intermountain Region by providing a world-class facility which highlights the many contributions made in ski area development, athletic competition, snow safety, ski innovation and ski teaching methods. The Museum provides an educational, as well as entertaining interactive presentation of materials, which tie to the core curriculum of schools in the surrounding communities. There is a rich assortment of interactive displays which allow visitors to gain insight into many of the ski legends and ski pioneers who played a key role in the development of winter sports throughout the Intermountain Area. They also house historical artifacts which increase the public’s overall awareness of our skiing heritage.
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