Superpipe is First Open in Lake Tahoe This Season

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Jan. 1, 2010 – Ranked among the nation’s top resorts by readers of Transworld SNOWboarding for overall resort offerings and freestyle terrain parks, Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort continues to deliver progressive parks and freestyle terrain with the opening of its popular Superpipe, the first to open in Lake Tahoe this season. The resort is also gearing up to introduce a new DC sponsored terrain park this season.

“We’re pleased to offer our guests access to the first Superpipe in Lake Tahoe this season, and to soon be introducing a new large park with our sponsor, DC Shoes,” said Chris Castaneda, Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort terrain park manager. “The DC Park is a great addition because it will not only include unique park offerings, but is also easily viewable for all park goers, located right under the Vista Express chair lift.”

Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort’s 420-foot Superpipe is now open for the season, offering guests smooth transitions to 18-foot walls. The Superpipe will be one of the main attractions included in the Ultimate Boarder Championship hosted by Northstar Resort March 12-14, 2010. Guests will have a front row seat to watch both professional and amateur athletes as they compete in Superpipe and slopestyle events during this three board sport event. For more information about the Ultimate Boarder Championship please visit www.northstarattahoe.com.

The new DC park will be set-up off of the Vista Express lift on The Straits, and will include large freestyle features. Jibs will include a DC stair set, a down-flat-down stair set, the DC gondola bonk, a lift tower pole jam, the DC shoe box and other large jib features. Snow features will also be included, with the park set-up concept showcasing a combination of large urban-style features and other unique innovative designs. The DC park is one of Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort’s six terrain parks which vary in size and contain small, medium and large terrain features.

This season, Northstar Resort will also serve as host to freestyle events including the Burton AM Series, February 6-7, 2010, the Transworld TransAm, March 6, 2010, the Stash Gathering March 20, 2010, and the Butterbox High Ollie Contest, March 27, 2010. For more information about the resort’s terrain parks and pipes, as well as upcoming events, please visit www.northstarattahoe.com/info/parks/.

About Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort
One of the finest year-round mountain resorts in North America, Northstar Resort is host to a new base area village featuring 35 unique shops and restaurants, a conference center, 9,000 square foot skating rink, on-site lodging, special events and more. A winter sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar Resort offers 92 ski trails spread across 3,000 acres, award-winning terrain parks and snow sports including alpine and Telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Summer activities include mountain biking, golfing, scenic lift rides for sightseeing and hiking, horseback riding, fly-fishing and more.