Over 500 of the most elite snowboard park riders and builders in the galaxy are again expanding the boundaries of terrain in trickery during the 18th iteration of SNOWBOARDER Magazine’s legendary Superpark session!
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From the 7th to the 11th of May, 2014, Mount Hood Meadows, Oregon will provide the setting for what is regarded annually as the most progressive showcase of next-level snowboarding talent. According to SNOWBOARDER Magazine’s Creative Director Pat Bridges, “There is nothing stock about Superpark. The terrain is more challenging, tricks more innovative, and depth of talent significantly deeper than you will see at any other contest or photo shoot in the world of snowboarding. Frank April, Scott Stevens, Jessica Kimura, Sebastién Toutant, Jamie Lynn, Chris Roach, Dan Brisse, Louif Paradis, Danny Kass…the list of icons confirmed for Superpark 18 is all-time.”
Superpark 18 at Mt. Hood Meadows
While Mount Hood Meadows is making its debut as a Superpark host they are joined in the venue creation by the seasoned terrain park creators from Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, Keystone, Colorado and Woodward Camps, with the latter team being comprised of all-star snowcat operators from Boreal, California, Park City, Utah, Killington, Vermont, and Copper Mountain, Colorado. “We are honored to host SNOWBOARDER Magazine’s Superpark 18,” said Tom Scully, Mount Hood Meadows Director of Mountain Operations. “This event will showcase some of the nation’s top terrain park builders and riders on our unique and beautiful terrain. We are proud to partner with SNOWBOARDER Magazine to continue our long history of hosting outstanding freestyle events such as this.”
Superpark is an invite only media event so there won't be public access to the park. However, the Woodward Plaza - an urban rail park - will be constructed right in the base area offering Meadows guests and visitors the opportunity to see these talented riders up close and in action. "This is a unique aspect of Superpark 18," says Dave Tragethon, Meadows Executive Director of Communication. "Previous Superparks have been totally isolated as it is a private media event, and so no public observation was available. This urban rail set up being sessioned throughout the event, right in our base area will provide guests a rare chance to see snowboardings top athletes." Saturday, May 10th a special rail jam exhibition will be presented in conjunction with the Woodward Webcast from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. We'll have a DJ spinning and several sponsor tents will add to the vibe for the awesome event.
For the second year in a row, SNOWBOARDER Magazine is bringing this exclusive spectacle to the masses with Superpark 18: The Webcast presented by Woodward. Super fans can get closer to the action than ever before by going online and watching two Superpark sessions live in real time. Superpark 18: The Webcast will stream from 1:00pm – 3:00pm Pacific Standard Time on Friday, May 9th and Saturday May 10th on www.snowboardermag.com. SNOWBOARDER’s own Tom “T. Bird” Monterosso will 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.
In addition to Superpark 18: The Webcast, SNOWBOARDER will be producing daily recaps and video edits from Mount Hood Meadows featuring POV footage shot with Sony Action Cams, so keep checking back to snowboardermag.com and follow @snowboardermag and #Superpark18 on Instagram.
The global market leader for snow grooming vehicles, Pisten Bully, has entered into a partnership with SNOWBOARDER Magazine to be the official snowcat supplier to Superpark 18 where they will be debuting their brand new 400 Park Pro machine.
Superpark 18 marks the 9th time SNOWBOARDER has collaborated with Gatorade to gather the resources to make this progression-fueled gathering happen.
SNOWBOARDER Magazine is entering its 26th year of documenting the sport of snowboarding. Since day one, SNOWBOARDER has been the inspiration for riders to go out and shred, indulge in their passion, and progress their skills. The name says it all: If you’re a snowboarder, then SNOWBOARDER is for you. The magazine is part of Source Interlink's GrindMedia that reaches more than two million active sports enthusiasts each month through an integrated network of magazines, online properties, events, and television programming. www.snowboardermag.com
About Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort
Mount Hood Meadows is the largest and most popular resort on Oregon’s Mt. Hood. The legendary terrain features some of the most fun, varied and challenging trails in the Northwest, making Meadows a natural terrain park. Meadows has been building innovative freestyle features for parks and freestyle events since the Wide Open halfpipe event almost 30 years ago, and currently, Meadows Parks crew designs, builds, and maintains up to seven park and pipe venues. For more information visit the resort website.