Sports/Entertainment Best Project - Ski Jumps at Utah Olympic Park
Ski Jumps at Utah Olympic Park
Park City, Utah
Owner Utah Olympic Park
Lead Design Elliott Workgroup
Structural Engineer BHB Engineers
Civil Engineer Alliance Engineering Inc.
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer Van Boerum & Frank Associates
General Contractor Jacobsen Construction
After the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and more than two decades of use, the Olympic Legacy Foundation decided to replace its warped-wood aerial ski ramps and staircases near Park City, Utah. Jacobsen removed all four of the existing wood aerial jumps and replaced them with seven steel jumps.
The new steel facility features seven runs, including two singles with hydraulic kickers to lower or raise jumps according to an athlete’s specific level of training. One double and one triple jump are also a part of the new facility—both available for professionally trained U.S. athletes.
Crews also replaced the wooden stairs with a safer concrete staircase, expanded the existing pool and retreaded the hillside to allow training for new events. The result is increased capacity and safety for athletes who flock to Utah Olympic Park for a one-of-a-kind training experience.
Coaches and athletes say the mogul ramps now resemble real snow-on-snow ski jumps, and Utah Olympic Park can allow more athletes to train simultaneously. The facility now features first-of-its-kind steel jumps and a large sparge system in the base of the pool, offering additional safety measures to athletes when they hit the water.