NORTH WOODSTOCK, NH, OCTOBER 2003 ? With the growth of snowboarding and freeskiing, terrain parks have become popular at ski areas worldwide. Ski NH is now making it easy for riders and skiers to get the information they need about terrain parks, events, and other activities through its new RideNH.com website and Ride NH team. The Ride NH team is made up of athletes who call New Hampshire their home while competing nationally and internationally.
RideNH.com will be filled with information and entertaining items including the Terrain Park Report once it is launched on October 15, 2003. The Terrain Park Report will be a one stop location for riders and skiers to get the latest information on terrain park elements and conditions at all New Hampshire ski areas. ?Up to this point many resort snow reports have not provided enough information for a growing group of guests who make their travel decisions based on park conditions. This will allow those riders and skiers to have one place to get the latest terrain park conditions statewide,? said Karl Stone, Ski NH?s Marketing Manager. ?Ski areas have been reporting snow conditions for as long as we can remember. The Terrain Park Report signifies another step in the constant evolution of snowsports,? added Alice Pearce, Ski NH?s Executive Director.
The Ride NH team will also be featured on RideNH.com with bios, photos, and updated competition results. The team consists of six athletes from New Hampshire. Snowboarders Ryan Paris, Danny Garrity and Pat Moore are all young competitors who are quickly becoming household names. They have been competing nationally with podium results at the US Open, Vans Triple Crown Events, and Snowboarding Grand Prix Series. Snowboarder Jamie MacLeod has been competing internationally for years and has a long list of accomplishments including gold medals at the X-Games and US Open. Alpine snowboarder Peter Thorndike is a US Snowboard Team member, 2002 Olympic team member and the winner of the Ford Downhill Series last winter. The team is rounded out by freeskier Paul Cotter, who has appeared in many skiing films during the past few years and was the recipient of Freeskier Magazine?s ?Jib of the Year Award? for 2002.
Ski NH is the statewide association representing 36 alpine and cross country resorts and more than 200 lodging properties in New Hampshire. For information on winter or activities and events at Ski NH resorts, call Ski NH at (800) 88-SKI-NH (800-887-5464) or visit the Ski NH web site at http://www.SkiNH.com. For statewide visitor information, contact the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism at (800) FUN-IN-NH (800-386-4664) or visit http://www.visitnh.gov.