Park City, Utah – In the spirit of the one-year anniversary of the XIX Olympic Winter Games, Park City Mountain Resort will host the first World Superpipe Championships in the renowned Olympic Eagle Superpipe which was the stage where four USA athletes dominated the medals podium. A $90,000 purse is on the line and the star athlete roster will include invitations to the top 16 men and 12 women halfpipe riders in the world.

“The World Superpipe Championships is one way for Park City Mountain Resort to help keep the momentum going from last year’s medal glory in the Olympic Eagle Superpipe,” said Jim Mangan, the Resort’s freeride manager. “We’re stoked to have many of last year’s Olympic top finishers returning for this event as well as other top professional halfpipe athletes. The money purse is one of the biggest I’ve ever seen and should really up the ante for what the rider’s will do to win.”

Don Bostick will direct the event’s competition format. Considered an authority in the world of snowboarding, Don brings 17 years of industry experience as a rider, competitor, judge, competition director, sport organizer and technical supervisor. Currently, Don is the sport organizer of all the snowboarding events at the ESPN Winter X Games and ESPN Global X Games. He is also in his fourth year as the competition director for the Vans Triple Crown of Snowboarding and is a member of the USASA Technical Commission.

For more information on Park City Mountain Resort’s announcement of the World Superpipe Championships scheduled for February 21-23, 2003, contact Michelle Palmer, communications manager at 435-647-5414 or via e-mail at michellep@pcski.com or Jim Mangan, freeride manager at 435-647-5408 or via e-mail at jim@pcride.com.