PARK CITY MOUNTAIN RESORT ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF UTAH’S ONLY 22’ SUPERPIPE
Park City, Utah (December 16, 2009) – Park City Mountain Resort announces the opening of the Eagle Superpipe, Pick ‘N Shovel and Jonesy’s terrain parks on Thursday, December 17, 2009.
“The cold temperatures we’ve received over the last few weeks have been great for snowmaking, superpipe and terrain park building,” said Jeremy Cooper, terrain park manager for Park City Mountain Resort. “We’ve spent endless man hours building the pipe and park over the last few weeks to provide the best possible product for potential Olympians who will use our pipe as a training ground for the 2010 Winter Games.”
Park City Mountain Resort’s Eagle Superpipe is the first and largest Superpipe to open in Utah for the 2009-2010 season. The historic pipe, where U.S. athletes swept the men's podium and won gold in the women's event during the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002, will entertain the masses with Olympians again. The US Snowboarding Grand Prix makes its final stop at Park City Mountain Resort for back to back night competitions, January 22-23, 2010, after which the winners will be crowned and the 2010 US Snowboarding Olympic halfpipe team will be named. More information on the US Snowboarding Grand Prix is available at http://www.pcride.com.
To apply for media credentials for the US Snowboarding Grand Prix please visit: http://www.pcride.com/winter/grand_prix/media.html
Pick ‘N Shovel terrain park, located at the base of the resort, will have intermediate to advanced features including five jumps ranging from 30’ to 50’ and up to ten jib features. Jonesy’s terrain park, located off the Bonanza lift, will be suited for beginner to intermediate terrain park users and will include ten features.
Along with the new parks opening this week, the PayDay terrain park will remain open with jib features for the remainder of the season. Beginning, December 25, 2009 the PayDay jib park will be lit for night skiing. By this weekend, the resort is scheduled to have 13 of 15 lifts open, with the other two lifts following closely behind. For further terrain updates please visit http://parkcity.typepad.com/ride_park_city/.
About Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain Resort, the most accessible mountain resort in North America, is located in the heart of Park City, Utah and is only a 40-minute drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport. With 3,300 acres of unspoiled terrain, the Resort offers groomed Signature Runs™, bumps, powder, trees, eight peaks, nine bowls, four terrain parks, and the Eagle Superpipe. Park City Mountain Resort was once again ranked a top-five resort by the readers of SKI and Transworld Snowboarding magazines and a top-10 ski resort in North America by Conde Nast Traveler. For more information, visit http://www.parkcitymountain.com or call (800) 222-PARK.