Alf Engen Ski Museum
The Alf Engen Ski Museum acts to preserve not only the structures and memories of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, but heralds all winter sports including skiing, snowboarding, bobsledding, and figure skating.Tours visit the top of the K-120 ski jump and the starting site for bobsled track, which also offer spectacular panoramic views of the valley below. See the Olympic Village and hear insider stories on what happened during those few glorious weeks in sports history.
Backstory and Context
The Alf Engen Ski Museum is located within the larger Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center at the Utah Olympic Park. There are more than 300 trophies, medals, scrapbooks, uniforms, films, and sports equipment pieces on display that span the 70 year career of the Engen family and some of their greatest friends in the sport.
The museum using skiing and other sports metaphors to teach kids about Utah's history, world history, physics, language arts, and mathematics.
The most recent addition to the museum is the fully functional ski experience that allows you to ski downhill and experience what it would be like to participate in the Olympics. The machine even adds the wind and snow to the experience!