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
About Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain Resort, the most accessible mountain resort in North America, is located in the heart of Park City, Utah and is only a 40-minute drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport. With 3,300 acres of unspoiled terrain, the Resort offers groomed Signature Runs™, bumps, powder, trees, eight peaks, nine bowls, four terrain parks, and the Eagle Superpipe. Park City Mountain Resort was once again ranked a Top-five resort by the readers of SKI
magazine and a Top-ten resort by the readers of Skiing
and Transworld Snowboarding magazines. As part of its overall environmental commitment, Park City Mountain Resort is powered by 100 percent renewable energy. The Resort invested $10.5 million in improvements for the 2008-09 winter season, adding a new high-speed lift, renovations to on-mountain dining, expanded snowmaking and a new run. For more information, visitparkcitymountain.com or call (800) 222-PARK.