February 9, 2008
The Canyons Resort will host the The Jeep Terrain Park Challenge Friday, Feb. 15. The Jeep Terrain Park Challenge is a progressive grassroots program in its third year of promoting safety and responsibility at terrain parks. Terrain parks push skiing and snowboarding to the extreme as riders navigate through a series of pipes, rails, tabletops and other obstacles, while pulling off tricks or getting air. With the increasing number of terrain park riders, however, comes a risk of injury to beginner and expert riders alike. To address this concern, the Jeep Terrain Park Challenge will bring together skiers and snowboarders to The Canyons Resort, one of the nation’s best terrain parks and trains riders how to avoid injury when seeking big air or attempting extreme stunts. Together with the Rossignol Demo Team, the Jeep Terrain Park Challenge guides riders through the National Ski Area Association’s Smart Style program, emphasizing awareness of surroundings, knowing one’s limits, and respecting other riders. After the safety clinic, skiers and snowboarders will have the opportunity to take center stage in a competition for prizes. Participants will receive DVDs, magazines, T-shirts and hats, as well as giveaways from Jeep Terrain Park Challenge sponsors. Registration for the event and more information about the Jeep Terrain Park Challenge is available at http://www.JeepTPC.com.
The National Sports Foundation announces the selection of the following junior athletes who will travel to Ishpeming, Mich. for the Junior Olympics Feb 26 through Mar. 1. Those selected include, Hyrum Bailey, Shane Erisoty, Lucas Gasienica, Sarah Hendrickson, Colton Kissell, Dillon Maurer, Courtney Nelson, Will Rhoads and Tyler Smith. The team will be officially announced this Friday at the Visa No. 2 small hills competition at 4:30 p.m.