According to an article by Jay Hamburger in the Park Record on November 7, 2018, the group readying for the possibility of Salt Lake City and the wider Winter Olympic region mounting a bid for another games have submitted materials to the United States Olympic Committee outlining early concepts illustrating how a future Olympics could be staged.
Originally, the three contenders for the US bid were Reno-Tahoe area of California and Nevada, Salt Lake City and Denver. The Reno-Tahoe area has backed out and USOC members will be visiting Salt Lake and Denver this month.
“It’s finally go time. It’s time for us to make the case that Utah is ready to host a future Winter Olympic games,” said Colin Hilton, a member of the Salt Lake Executive Committee for the Games and the president and CEO of the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation
Our take on it is we are fulfilling the role of legacy like no other place,” Hilton said.
The foundation Hilton leads oversees the Utah Olympic Park in the Snyderville Basin, the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns and the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center in Wasatch County. Each of the locations was an Olympic venue in 2002.
The Park City area will play a critical role in the materials that are submitted to the United States Olympic Committee. The Park City area hosted upward of half of the events during the games in 2002 and is expected to have a similar role in the blueprints for a future Olympics.on Wednesday
Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort and the Utah Olympic Park are seen as important competition venues in a games map. The Utah Olympic Park would host the sliding sports and ski jumping, the same events held there in 2002. The February report provided a concept map of the venues that also called for Park City Mountain Resort to host snowboarding and freestyle skiing events and Deer Valley Resort to host freestyle skiing and alpine skiing events.
UPDATE: According to an article in The Salt Lake Tribune by Christopher Kamrani, on Wednesday five USOC members spent twelve hours in Utah. Utah officials showed off the 2002 Olympic venues still as active as ever, still part of respective World Cup and World Championship calendars each winter. The group stopped in Park City to check out the Utah Olympic Park, home to the ski jumps and bobsled, skeleton and luge track. One of the stops in the afternoon included Rice-Eccles Stadium, where just hours earlier, the University of Utah held a news conference to announce progress toward an $80 million bond for expansion of the stadium that hosted the 2002 Opening and Closing ceremonies.
A report from Utah officials earlier this year stated that another Olympics here would cost around $1.29 billion — less than the 2002 Olympics. Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday that the Games would involve public as well as private funding. Recent polls taken statewide had projections that as high as 89 percent of Utahns would support another Olympics in Utah.