Vernon, N.J., December 2,2003 — US snowboarding is back on the East coastand hitting up Jersey, as Mountain Creek, located in Vernon, New Jerseyprepares to host the Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix finals, February5 — 8, 2004. Now in its eighth season, the Grand Prix — the premiersnowboard series in the world — will attract Olympic hopefuls and pros, whowill battle it out at Mountain Creek’s new world-class Superpipe,re-engineered to Olympic standards. Delivering a premium competitionseries, the three-event Grand Prix series is a qualifier for U.S. SnowboardTeam selection, with a total purse of $300,000.
As the premier ski and snowboard resort in the metropolitan area under 50miles from Manhattan, Mountain Creek is expected to draw large crowds to theGrand Prix event as it will feature live concert performances by nationalmusic acts and be televised nationally on NBC. The ski resort has installedTV-grade lighting specifically for this event to create an excitingnighttime event under the lights.
The Grand Prix will kick off a week of snowboard events at Mount Creek asthe pros stick around for the 4th Annual Specialty Sports Pro Am. ThisSuperpipe and slopestyle competition is popular with pros, and draws some ofthe nation’s top riders such as New Jersey’s own Danny Kass, who hails fromnearby Hamburg, Ross Powers, Andy Finch, Hannah Teter and Gretchen Bleiler.
“We are thrilled to put together such an exciting schedule of top-levelevents this season, says Bill Benneyan, Director of Marketing. “MountainCreek continues to be known as the place for snowboarding events and for itsterrain parks, which this year will feature the all new “Sugar Jib Park,and last year expanded with the region’s only Superpipe, now designed tomammoth proportions.
Visit the Mountain Creek web site www.mountaincreek.com for event and musicdetails or for more information about other events this season, or call(973) 827-2000.