PCMR Opens Kings Crown Superpark

Park City, Utah—Park City Mountain Resort’s Kings Crown Terrain Park is now open for the season. The immense size of jump and rail features on the run can be spotted from highway 224 while driving into Park City; it’s no wonder that Transworld Snowboarding magazine has named it along with our other three park runs “Terrain Park of the Year for two years in a row. .

“We are excited to have finally opened this year’s superpark to the public said Jim Mangan, director of action sports marketing for Powdr Corp. “King’s Crown is better than ever! The new rail features are very creative and unique. They’re different from anything else you’ll see at other resorts.

The Kings Crown Superpark actually went under construction last summer when Mangan collaborated with KAB rails to install rails, a staircase, and other features in the park. The Superpark features ten unique jib features including a curved “C-wall, the “up-down picnic table, a “hexagon staircase with two handrails, and the “swing set. It also features three jumps of 40, 50 and 60 foot lengths adding to the variety.

On any given day you may find Park City All-Stars Tanner Hall, Pep Fujas, Jeremy Jones or Shaun White in the Superpark working on new tricks and lines for their upcoming movies and contests.

Along with the Superpark, Mangan and his staff have built three other parks, Jonesy’s (small size), Pick N Shovel (medium size) and PayDay Jib park (lit at night). In addition, Park City Mountain Resort boasts one of the largest superpipes in North America. The Eagle Superpipe has 22-foot walls and is more than 400 feet in length.

“We truly have a park for everyone, said Mangan. “Kids can come up and enjoy the Jonsey’s and Pick N Shovel Park, while pro athletes can come and train at the superpark; everybody seems really stoked.

The terrain parks at Park City Mountain Resort play host to numerous professional and amateur events during the season. This weekend, on January 28th and 29th, the “King of the Wasatch competition will take place. This event is an open contest to local riders who pre-register at www. pcsbt.org. Four separate events will take place: ski and snowboard halfpipe in the Eagle Superpipe, and ski and snowboard slopestyle in the Pick ‘N Shovel park. Competitors will enter the contest based on age and ability. This event is a platform to help local skiers and riders test their ability against others’ of the same caliber. On March 11 and 12 the Eagle Superpipe will be home to the fourth annual World Superpipe Championships featuring the top pipe riders. This invite-only two-day event will feature the world’s top skiers and snowboarders.

Park City Mountain Resort encompasses 3,300 acres, 3,100 vertical feet, nine bowls and eight peaks offering Signature groomed runs, bumps, powder, trees, terrain parks and the Eagle Superpipe, North America’s largest superpipe. The Resort is conveniently located 36 miles away from the Salt Lake International Airport, offering more than 500 non-stop flights daily. Park City Mountain Resort is scheduled to open for the 2005-2006 season on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005. For more information about Park City Mountain Resort visit our blog at parkcity.typepad.com or online at www.parkcitymountain.com.