In the fifth episode of Park City First Timers, Makena goes for the ride of her life in the Winter Comet Bobsled at Utah Olympic Park. Built for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, the Utah Olympic Park is a 400-acre, multi-use venue. Open to the public, the park also hosts international competitions and is used as a training facility.
After a quick orientation and learning the basic techniques of bobsledding, Makena hops into the Winter Comet Bobsled for a thrilling ride. She spends the next minute speeding through the bobsled’s banked track turns— hitting speeds of nearly 70 miles per hour. Adrenaline rushes, hoots and hollers, and wide-eyed amazement ensue.
Watch the full episode below and learn more about bobsledding on Utah Olympic Park's website. Stay tuned for the next episode, when Makena straps on her snowboard and competes in the annual Spring Grüv pond-skimming contest at Park City Mountain Resort.