Intelligent Design at Park City
Leave it to Park City to step it up in the world of snowboard events. Host to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games Snowboard events, the World Superpipe Championships and a pile of other top tier level events, they are stepping it up by hosting the the Intelligent Design (IDPC) on Saturday, March 7, 2009 in the spectator friendly Pick 'N Shovel park and Eagle Superpipe.
- Park City Mountain Resort's Intelligent Design contest
While the title sounds more like a science convention that they'd hold in the adjacent Marriott Hotel, the IDPC will attract the best snowboarders in the world, including Shaun White, Torstein Horgmo and Andreas Wiig, as they compete on a uniquely designed course that includes big air, half-pipe and jibbing.
Why? Well, for fame, bragging rights and a piece of the $50,000 prize purse.
“We hosted six successful World Superpipe Championships and as industry leaders we felt it was time to come up with a new snowboard competition idea,” said Jim Mangan, action sports marketing director for Park City Mountain Resort and course designer for the IDPC. “This event will be the first of its kind, combining slopestyle and halfpipe into a single course.”
Check the details at theidpc.com. Admission is free, of course.
Need a place to lay your head? If you're coming in from out of town, they've got a special IDPC lodging package that provides lodging and lift tickets for less than $115 per person/per night and it includes access to the IDPC after-party at Harry O’s (a private club for members).