SIMON DUMONT WINS THE FIFTH ANNUAL WORLD SUPERPIPE CHAMPIONSHIPS
PARK CITY, UTAH (March 11, 2007) – Park City Mountain Resort is proud to announce that Simon Dumont has won the men’s skiing competition at the fifth annual World Superpipe Championships, which took place March 11, 2007 in Park City, Utah. Dumont , with a top score of 97.67, won a $15,000 prize purse as well as the title of 2007 World Superpipe Champion.
“The clear sky was the perfect backdrop for the high-flying skiers at this year’s World Superpipe Championships,” said Krista Parry, spokeswoman for Park City Mountain Resort. “The amplitude and tricks off the 22-foot walls of the Eagle Superpipe were bigger than we’ve ever seen before.”
Dumont, last year’s second place winner, had a stunning second run to dethrone Tanner Hall, the 2006 defending World Superpipe Champion, from the top spot in the men’s skiing competition. Hall took second place with a top score of 95.33 followed by Mike Riddle (92.33) for third, with Jossi Wells (90.0) and Stefan Thomas (86.0) for fourth and fifth respectively. However, it was the twelfth place finisher, Scott Hibbert, with a high-altitude, double back-flip, who received the biggest cheer from the crowd.
The World Superpipe Championships hosted by Park City Mountain Resort invites the world’s top skiers and snowboarders to compete for a piece of the $90,000 purse in the Eagle Superpipe, the world’s largest superpipe and the site for the 2002 Winter Games. On Sunday, March 11th, the best skiers in the world battled it out in a best of three-run format. The World Superpipe Championships is free to the public and includes live music, food, and giveaways. For more information, visit: www.worldsuperpipe.com.