Olympic Training Grounds
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"Those who seek an alley of adventure may find the golden ticket."It seems like this season, more and more Olympians are choosing to train at Park City Mountain Resort. After naming the US team at the resort in January, the Norwegian, Swiss and Spanish halfpipe teams have been here the last few weeks. Today, I caught up with them for a special favor. Utah is lucky enough to be hosting Travelocity's Roaming Gnome this weekend. The gnome is experiencing all the reasons why Utah is a great place to be. We felt like the Gnome couldn't visit Utah without checking out our Parks and Pipe. In true Swiss fashion, Sergio Berger stepped up to to show the Travelocity Roaming Gnome a few things in the pipe (some of the other riders weren't so excited for their moment of Gnome glory). Sergio was awesome and willing to make sure the Travelocity folks got the shot! Here are a few shots we got of the Roaming Gnome.
We have recently launched a new pcride.com. The new site is a refresh from what we've had for the last few years.
Be sure to check it out www.pcride.com.
Christmas Day we saw Tanner Hall BACK in the Eagle Superpipe.
The beast is open and ready for business. With one of the earliest openings on record, the 22-foot Eagle Superpipe is the 5th superpipe in the U.S. to open this season.
Park City Mountain Resort hosted the King of the Wasatch at the Pick 'N Shovel Terrain Park and Eagle Superpipe on February 26th-28th.
The Sprint US Snowboarding Grand Prix went off last weekend.
The word on the street is that the big names in snowboarding are planning on being in the area for a while, including Louie Vito, Steve Fisher, Shaun White, Gretchen Bleiler, Hanah Teter, Kelly Clark, Greg Bretz, Clair Bidez, Ellery Hollingsworth, and Elijah Teter.
I just wanted to give everyone an update on the Terrain Parks. Middle Jonesy's, Pick n' Shovel, and the Eagle Superpipe are now open. The Middle Jonesy's Park is our beginner park. It has 5 jumps and 5 jibs. Pick n' Shovel has 5 jumps and 8 jibs.
SUPERPIPE UPDATE: THE EAGLE SUPERPIPE WILL OPEN FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2009. THE PIPE NEEDS ONE MORE FULL DAY OF PREPARATION IN ORDER TO MEET OUR QUALITY STANDARDS.
Final stop of the Olympic Grand Prix tour just announced: Park City Mountain Resort January 22–23, 2010. The US Olympic Team will be announced!
Olympic dreams will be made and broken during the 2010 U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix as the tour makes three stops in its 14th season.
Lower Jonesy's and the Halfpipe will be open tomorrow, Christmas Day! There will be two to three jumps in Jonesy's and ten to eleven jibs up.