January 26 2010 0 Comments
Snowbird, UT, January 25, 2010 - After two days of being grounded due to weather and unsafe snow conditions, The North Face Masters was finally given the green light today on Snowbird's famed Silver Fox venue. With nearly seven feet of snow in seven days, competitors have had to put themselves on hold, although they were treated to several epic days of riding the greatest snow on earth. As the athletes boarded the tram this morning, the nervous anticipation permeated through the crowd of eager riders. The women were slated to start things off, but low visibility threatened to shut things down yet again. Fortunately, the fog began to lift and the middle and bottom portion of the venue revealed its powdery goodness. By eleven o'clock the riders were on the course laying down smooth lines through untracked fields of fresh. With an abundance of soft landings to be bombed, the women showed their fearlessness as they hucked themselves off every terrain feature in sight. Squaw Valley's Iris Lazzareschi slayed a technical line down the east side of the venue just as the clouds parted, if only for a brief moment. The windlips up high were great and the course was fun, said Iris after her run. Other standouts included Snowbird locals Kaitlin Locke and Laura Dewey. However, it was former Master's champ, Shannan Yates flawless performance that earned her the coveted Katana Sword.
Park City Mountain Resort Hosts the Sprint US Snowboarding Grand Prix and Winter Games Team Announcement with concert by Thirty Seconds To Mars
by Utah Author
January 19 2010 0 Comments
Park City Mountain Resort will host the two final stops of the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix, Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23, 2010. The two Park City Mountain Resort Grand Prix competitions will finalize the U.S. halfpipe team for the 2010 Winter Games, which will be named following the competition Saturday night with a concert by Thirty Seconds to Mars.
January 18 2010 0 Comments
Many thanks to the 30,000 fans who represented a winter Dew Tour record crowd this past weekend at Snowbasin resort. The entire weekend was spirited by good times and of course, big air. To kick off the weekend, Ski Utah and our good friends at Freeskier threw a party in Ogden, complete with the Yeti. Click here for photos of the Yeti out late.