Kirkwood Gets New Park Sponsor

Kirkwood, Calif. ¿ When Kirkwood decided to name the terrain park title sponsor for the 2000/01 season, they had one objective in mind: to create a freestyle playground unlike any other in the region with a name strong enough to set an industry standard for the next generation, while catering to the Kirkwood park riders of today. was the logical choice, having already established a working relationship with Kirkwood and a reputable presence in all types of markets from starving students at local campuses to international ski clubs. is a skiers and snowboarders community website dedicated to bringing people the most up-to-date and useful information about discounted skiing and snowboarding throughout the Tahoe region.

This partnership with brings a fresh energy and driving force that will give Kirkwood added resources to put towards their terrain park. Plans for the park include installing new hand rails and mailboxes, increasing the variety of jumps and adding better signage, making it easier to locate. But perhaps the biggest perk of the sponsorship is the launch of presents…The Sick and Twisted Big Air Contest, an event catered to showcasing the talents of the all-star, all-mountain freeriders that Kirkwood breeds.

“SnowBomb is proud to be on board as Kirkwood’s terrain park sponsor,” said Jim McAlpine, founder of “We are committed to putting Kirkwood’s park on the map by hosting a big air extravaganza like no other.”

Already having natural terrain and snow quality unparalleled, Kirkwood is known as the ideal freestyle training ground. realized that a world-class mountain like Kirkwood had the potential to foster their reputation for freestyle by boosting their man-made terrain and hosting more slopestyle events.

“We chose Kirkwood because we love their mountain for its terrain and deep snow and we saw potential for their terrain park to be one the front runners in the Tahoe region,” said McAlpine. “We wanted our name to be associated with a terrain park that is above all the rest.” is no stranger to Kirkwood. They helped pioneer Kirkwood’s hugely successful $199 College Buddy Pass. This is an exclusive deal offered through that allows students under the age of 25 to grab four friends, log onto the site and purchase full season passes with no restrictions, for $199.99. It is the essential passport for students who want to spend their breaks getting schooled on the deepest powder in North America.

In addition to the student pass offer, SnowBomb’s discounted lift tickets, lodging packages, rentals, tune-ups and equipment make it a site that every Tahoe lover should have bookmarked. In fact, the site has been praised by Skiing magazine and USA Today as one of the top websites for frugal skiers and snowboarders.