Park City Mountain Resort Hosts The Intelligent Design on Saturday, March 7
Top Riders in the World, including Shaun White and Torstein Horgmo, compete for $50,000
in a unique and new event
Park City, Utah (February 20, 2009) – Park City Mountain Resort is taking the next step in snowboard competition evolution by hosting The Intelligent Design (IDPC) on Saturday, March 7, 2009 in the spectator friendly Pick ‘N Shovel park and Eagle Superpipe. The best snowboarders in the world, including Shaun White, Torstein Horgmo and Andreas Wiig, will compete on a uniquely designed course that includes big air, half-pipe and jibbing for a piece of the $50,000 prize purse.
"We hosted six successful World Superpipe Championships and as industry leaders we felt it was time to come up with a new snowboard competition idea," said Jim Mangan, action sports marketing director for Park City Mountain Resort and course designer for the IDPC. "This event will be the first of its kind, combining slopestyle and halfpipe into a single course."
The competition will begin at 10:30 am with a qualifications round where riders will battle it out in a two-run qualifier. The top six finishers will join pre-qualified riders Shaun White, Mark Frank Montoya, Tornstein Horgmo and Andreas Wiig to compete in a best of three-run final to start at 1:00 pm. The event will be commentated by snowboarding personality "The Dingo".
Spectators can view the IDPC for free and have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the world's best riders! A special IDPC lodging package provides lodging and lift tickets for less than $115 per person/per night plus access to the IDPC after-party at Harry O's (a private club for members). Details can be found at www.theidpc.com or by calling 800-331-3178.
The IDPC is a 5Star event on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour, sponsored in part by Red Bull, Verizon Wireless, Park City Chamber Bureau, Snowboard Magazine and Park City Mountain Resort. For more information or to apply for media credentials please visit www.theidpc.com.