Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Soldier Hollow - Where They Can Make Snow

Today is the 10 year anniversary of the opening cermonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics! I was living in California when Utah won their Olympic bid but I was in home on a vacation when the announcement was made. I headed down to the City and County building to wait for the big announcement. It seems like it was announced live - is that right?

The Olympics are over but that doesn't mean we can't still enjoy being an Olympic city. One of the Olympic venues was at Soldier Hollow, in Midway, just 45 minutes from the Salt Lake. It is a great place to go sledding.

Normally, I have a hard time paying to do something I can do for free at the neighborhood park but since there has not been good sledding snow this year I think it is worth it. Soldier Hollow has the advantage of both a higher elevation and a snow machine. (Soldier Hollow is also a great place to go cross country skiing - if you enjoy a sport where the ONLY way to stop is to slam into a tree).

Right now you can get passes to Soldier Hollow on Groupon for just $10/person. It really is fun for everyone - who doesn't love sledding when you get pulled up the mountain? Check it out here - and remember to call ahead for tickets, they limit the number of people on the hill.

(While you're in Midway stop for lunch at the Tarahumara Restaurant - it is our favorite!)

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