Salt Lake City, UT (PressExposure) April 14, 2014 -- America's newest skydiving center, http://www.skydivethewasatch.com, just celebrated its opening weekend -- and is now welcoming both new and experienced skydivers to join them in the skies over north-central Utah.
Located in beautiful Nephi, Utah, the drop zone welcomed a bunch of friends -- both old and new -- to enjoy the facility's friendly, licensed and thoroughly experienced staff, well-maintained runway, acres of green grass for soft landings and a stunning view. Mt. Nebo, the highest point in the entire Wasatch and the snowcapped centerpiece of the southern range, rises to a majestic 11,928 feet just alongside.
Adrenaline-loving visitors got to meet the staff of the new drop zone: a young, highly experienced crew of athletes who love introducing new people to the delicious freedom of freefall. New drop zone owner Dan McNulty [http://extremesports.about.com/od/air-sports/fl/The-Art-of-DZOing.htm], a decorated military veteran, started Skydive the Wasatch as a way to share his love of skydiving in a beautiful location, convenient for jumpers coming from all over Utah. Skydive the Wasatch is the closest skydiving to Provo, Spanish Fork and Orem -- and it's also very convenient to Salt Lake City, Ogden, Tooele, West Jordan, St. George and Sandy.
The opening weekend saw smiles on the faces plenty of fun jumpers as well as tandems -- considering the early-season, springtime weather, it was an impressive showing all around. A final bar-b-que celebration topped off the proceedings (a tradition the drop zone plans to continue for many, many weekends to come).
Though still growing, the facility's friendly community welcomes both new and experienced skydivers who want to take the leap with a crew that's as safe and fun as it is exciting. McNulty plans to debut a new-skydiver certification program as soon as possible, so that collegiates from the many local colleges and universities (among them the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Snow College and Utah State) can come to the skydiving center and learn the ropes.
To celebrate the opening weekend, tandem passengers received a limited-edition T-shirt.