Mt. Bachelor to Host Superpark 15, Wins “Best Terrain Park‟ Award
(Bend, OR – 5/3/11) Mt. Bachelor has been awarded the host resort site for Superpark 15 by Snowboarder Magazine. This coveted honor in the resort industry will attract the world‟s top snowboard athletes, photographers and videographers to Mt. Bachelor for two weeks in May to progress the sport of snowboarding.
Superpark 15 will feature visiting terrain park staff from resorts across North America; from our own Bachelor Parks staff, to Seven Springs PA., High Cascades Snowboard Camp, and a team comprised of Powdr Resort staff from Boreal CA., Killington VT., Park City UT., and Copper Mountain CO. These top terrain park teams will build innovative terrain features for the athletes to inspire new tricks and styles to the sport of snowboarding, all while being filmed and photographed by Snowboarder Magazine, Standard Films, ESPN, Fuel TV, and other top-tier media outlets.
Superpark 15 is an invite-only, private on-mountain event. However, the week will conclude with „Pit Day‟ on Saturday, May 14, where pro athletes will mingle with Mt. Bachelor guests in a fun and non-competitive environment. Demo the latest in snowboard technology, get your favorite snowboarders‟ autograph, or snowboard with your favorite pro during ride-along sessions including Hana Beaman, Peter Line, and Jessica Kimura! The Superpark Pit Day will take place along with the Deschutes Brewery Concert Series featuring “MOsley WOtta‟ playing live from 12:30-2:30pm, in addition to the „BrewSki‟ beer fest and tasting from 12:00-3:00pm – all on-snow outside the West Village Lodge.
Bachelor Parks named Favorite Terrain Park in Pacific Northwest
Visitors to OnTheSnow.com, the #1 Snow-Sports website reaching over 2 million skiers and snowboarders a month, voted Mt. Bachelor as having the best terrain park in the Pacific Northwest this season. Mt. Bachelor will continue focusing on family friendly amenities by enhancing its terrain parks and on-mountain grooming with the planned purchase of two new Prinoth Bison X snow cats next season, the pinnacle of terrain park grooming machines and most fuel efficient Prinoth snow cat on the market.
According to Dave Rathbun, Mt. Bachelor President and General Manager, “Being the host resort for Superpark 15 and receiving the Best Terrain Park award are great acknowledgments of the efforts we‟ve put into our terrain parks and youth marketing initiatives. We will continue and expand these efforts moving forward to further attract families and youth to Mt. Bachelor with a focus on creating the best terrain park experience in the west!”
About Mt. Bachelor: Mt. Bachelor is the largest ski resort in the Cascade Range, offering 3,683 acres of lift-accessible terrain. The mountain features 10 lifts, seven of which are Express Quads, plus two tubing lifts and two beginner carpets and an average annual snowfall of 370 inches. Mt. Bachelor also features 5 terrain parks, 2 half pipes, 56K of groomed and tracked cross country trails, snowshoeing, tubing, sled dog rides and summer attractions. For weather conditions, news and events visit www.mtbachelor.com.