Soldier Hollow, the 2002 Winter Olympic facility for biathlon and cross-country skiing, is now a permanent training site for professional athletes and a state park recreational site set against the skyline of Mt. Timpanogos. Once the busiest venue during the games, the facility is run by the Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation, a non-profit group that focuses on cross-country skiing. It is located next to Heber City within Wasatch Mountain State Park, a 22,000-acre preserve set aside by the state in 1961.
Soldier Hollow offers 16 miles of trails that wind through the trees and hills surrounding the area. The 16 miles are divided into two sets of trails running throughout the area. The second trail designed for Olympic events is among the toughest in the world.
Within close proximity to the trails is a 7,000 square foot competition building, a nice day lodge and a restored barn. The Competition Center is a high-tech facility for management of activities. It is the center for timing, competition scheduling, video and sound production, and scoreboard operation. The lodge offers ski rentals, souvenir and logo items, accessories, and food and beverages. It is available for festive occasions year-round. The Historic Tate Barn is an important architectural landmark and a symbol for the Heber Valley. Lodging is available in nearby Heber City, Park City or Provo.
Beautiful scenery around the area all year round makes Soldier Hollow a great place for recreational activities and is now available for the public to enjoy. Summer and winter activities include a shooting range, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, hiking and running. The non-profit foundation is organizing festivals and concerts for patrons. Future plans include a 36-hole golf course, controlled tubing hill, equestrian center, day-use facilities, and campgrounds as well as Heber Valley railroad loading and unloading platform.
Soldier Hollow is located 53 miles from Salt Lake City and is just south of Park City.
For more information regarding Soldier Hollow and its amenities, please call 1-435-654-1791.
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