February 1, 2008
VAIL, Colo. – January 23, 2008 – The Jeep® Terrain Park Challenge, a progressive grassroots program in its third year of promoting safety and responsibility at terrain parks, today announced that Utah’s Canyons Resort has been selected to host a safety clinic and competition on Friday Feb. 15.
Terrain parks, one of the nation’s newest and fastest growing trends, push skiing and snowboarding to the extreme as riders navigate through a series of pipes, rails, tabletops and other obstacles, while pulling off tricks or getting air. With the increasing number of terrain park riders, however, comes a risk of injury to beginner and expert riders alike.
To address this concern, the Jeep Terrain Park Challenge will bring together skiers and snowboarders to The Canyons Resort, one of the nation’s best terrain parks and trains riders how to avoid injury when seeking big air or attempting extreme stunts. Together with the Rossignol Demo Team, the Jeep Terrain Park Challenge guides riders through the National Ski Area Association’s world-class Smart Style program, emphasizing awareness of surroundings, knowing one’s limits, and respecting other riders.
“It’s well known that there is a surplus of talented skiers and snowboarders in the Utah area,” said Kate Danaher, Director of the Terrain Park Challenge. “We’re thrilled that this event will allow them to meet at The Canyons to showcase their skills while also learning the latest in terrain park safety.”
After the safety clinic, skiers and snowboarders will have the opportunity to take center stage in a competition for prizes. Participants will receive DVDs, magazines, T-shirts and hats, as well as giveaways from Jeep Terrain Park Challenge sponsors.
Registration for the event and more information about the Jeep Terrain Park Challenge is available at www.JeepTPC.com. For more information about The Canyons Resort, please visit http://www.thecanyons.com/
About the Jeep Terrain Park Challenge
The Jeep Terrain Park Challenge is the sister event of the Jeep King of the Mountain Series, now in its 15th year as professional snow sports’ most prestigious event, recognizing the men’s and women’s skiing and snowboarding World Professional Champion. Sponsors of the Jeep Terrain Park Challenge include Jeep, Rossignol, National Ski Areas Association, and the Professional Ski Instructors of America.
Zane R. Cochran