Park City Open’s Utah’s First Halfpipe

Park City, Utah — On Friday, November 17, 2000 Park City Mountain Resort will open its popular PayDay Half-Pipe. The PayDay ‘pipe is the firsthalfpipe to open for the 2000-01 Winter Season in the state.

“We made a commitment it get our halfpipe and other terrain features open asearly in the season as snow conditions would allow,” said Jeff Frost, eventsand snowboard manager at the Resort. “With the recent favorable stormpatterns, and more importantly, temperatures in the optimal range to makesnow, we were able to build and open the ‘pipe even earlier than we haddared hope.”

The PayDay halfpipe is built to ensure optimal conditions for bothrecreational riders and competition. In this spirit, a variety of eventswill be held at the PayDay “Pipe throughout the season, including a seriesof Night Jams on December 29, January 12 and 26, February 9 and March 9, aswell as the third annual King of the Wasatch slopestyle event on February11.

Several other new features are scheduled to open in the coming weeks as partof the Resort’s heightened commitment to snowboarding and freeskiing. ByDecember 15th, the MountainCross course is due to open. Located on theBlanche Run, the MountainCross course offers head-to-head competition over acourse of berms and banked turns similar to a boardercross. Admission to theMountianCross is $6 for two runs, and free to season pass holders. By lateDecember, Park City Mountain Resort will also open two terrain parks: a PlayPark on the PayDay Run, and for more experienced skiers and riders, theSuper Park on the Sitka Run.

For up-to-the-minute ski and snowboard conditions at Park City MountainResort, call 1-800-222-PARK (7275), or visit the Resort online .

Park City Mountain Resort, rated a top-ten ski and snowboard resort by thereaders of Skiing Magazine, is the official venue of the men’s and women’salpine giant slalom competition and all snowboarding events of the 2002Olympic Winter Games.