Superpark 17 presented by Gatorade begins on Monday, May 6th, and this year promises to up the ante, yet again.
Four of the best park crews in the world are assembled at Mt. Bachelor right now, pushing snow around the clock, creating never before seen, next level features for the incoming slew of talented snowboarders. Seven Springs, PA; Copper Mountain, CO; Boreal Mountain Resort, CA; and Loon Mountain, NH have all taken their rakes to Oregon, continuing Superpark’s tradition of erecting the most progressive park of the year. Confirmed to partake in the historic Superpark 17 session from May 6th to the 10th are several hundred of the best riders in the world, including Mark McMorris, Dylan Thompson, Dustin Craven, Ethan Deiss, Marie France-Roy, Austin Smith, Sebastien Toutant, Jessica Kimura, Mikkel Bang, Lucas Magoon, Hana Beaman, Zac Marben, Pat Moore, Jake Olson-Elm, Louif Paradis, Gjermund Braaten, Desiree Melancon, Scott Stevens, and more.
For half a decade, Gatorade has been supporting the evolution of snowboarding with their commitment to Superpark. According to Martin Nance, Gatorade Global Sports Marketing, “Gatorade is excited to continue our partnership with Superpark again this year. These guys are out here early in the morning to late at night working hard to get the shots, which embodies the Gatorade spirit of being driven from within.”
For almost twenty years, Superpark has been the foremost arena for both riders and park builders to stake a claim in the snowboarding community. A legion of talented pros have dropped into legendary features built by crews the likes of Mammoth Mountain, Mt. Bachelor, Breckenridge, Lake Louise, Bear Mountain, High Cascade, Loon Mountain, and more. The outcomes and stories over the years have become a rich event heritage that SNOWBOARDER is proud to continue to deepen each season. As Superpark enters into its seventeenth year, take a walk through past Superparks here, and re-familiarize yourself with the long hours spent in cats by the builders; the jumps that were so gnarly, they got their own names; and the snowboarders who not only hucked themselves huge distances from takeoff to landing, but who launched their careers at the same time.
For the first time ever, Snowboarder Magazine is bringing this legendary event to the masses with the creation of Superpark 17: The Webcast presented by Woodward. Now on a grand scale, fans of inbounds freestyle trickery can go online and watch Superpark in real time. Superpark 17: The Webcast will be live and streaming from 1:30pm – 4:30pm Pacific Standard Time on Tuesday, May 7th; Wednesday, May 8th; and Thursday, May 9th on snowboardermag.com. SNOWBOARDER’s own Tom “T. Bird” Monterosso will be be providing both color commentary and off-color commentary alongside veteran play-by-play pundit Preston Strout, as they are joined daily by a handful of special guests, while keeping the online Superpark viewers entertained and up to speed with all of the action. While viewable from any computer with web access or any active mobile device, anyone who can’t tune in during the live webcast can watch each day’s replay in its entirety at Snowboardermag.com.
Superpark 17: The Webcast is being presented by Woodward. With summer snowboard camps located at Lake Tahoe California’s Boreal Resort and Colorado’s Copper Mountain, Woodward has become the ideal spot to make your endless winter a reality. In addition to the on snow training facilities, both Woodward locations include skateboard parks, indoor riding arenas, multimedia labs, and plenty of other recreational and educational opportunities. “The unique aspect of Superpark is that it is not a formatted or manufactured contest,” states Eric Rosenwald, Woodward Tahoe’s Action Sports Brand Director. “This is the highest level of snowboarding in its most pure form. The webcast will bring the raw experience of Superpark right off the mountain, straight to the viewers at home. Tune in and watch the level of professional snowboarding be pushed to the highest level as it happens, unscripted.”
In addition to Superpark 17: The Webcast, SNOWBOARDER will be producing daily recaps and edits from Mt. Bachelor so keep checking back to www.snowboardermag.com and follow @SnowboarderMag and #Superpark17 on Instagram. For more info on how you can experience the ultimate summer snowboarding experience, visit www.campwoodward.com, www.woodwardtahoe.com or www.woodwardatcopper.com.