Boreal Honorably Selected to Host U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix
September 23, 2008
Boreal Honorably Selected to Host U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix Donner Summit, CA (September 24, 2008)- If the upcoming winter is not exciting enough, this news will surely get your blood flowing. The world’s best snowboarders will be competing January 30 – February 1, 2009 at Boreal Mountain Resort in the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix, including Olympic athletes Tommy Czeschin, Hannah Teter, Nate Holland, Lindsey Jacobellis and Seth Wescott, along with 2007/2008 Grand Prix Champion, Louie Vito. Boreal Mountain Resort will host the 3-day spectator event, on a custom-built Boardercross course and in the local’s favorite Boreal Superpipe, built to 22’ just for the competition. Going on its thirteenth season the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix remains an exclusive snowboard tour in the U.S. with competitors vying for an overall purse of $300,000 in cash, plus the overall winners will drive off with a brand new truck. This year the Grand Prix Tour will make 3 stops, Copper Mountain, CO, Boreal Mountain Resort, CA and concluding at Killington, VT. The addition of Boreal Mountain to the Grand Prix schedule reinforces the commitment Boreal has made to world-class terrain parks. “Obtaining the Grand Prix is a huge honor for Boreal. The industry has recognized the hard work we have done to bring innovative terrain parks to the Tahoe area,” commented Eric Rosenwald, Boreal Terrain Park Director. “After hosting many successful events, such as the Jibassic Pro Invitational and World Superpipe Championship, Boreal is ready to manage an event of this elite caliber.” The U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix is spectator friendly with walk-up access or by snow with a lift ticket. Expect great music and free giveaways throughout the competition thanks to event sponsors Nature valley, Sprint, Visa and many more. If you are not able to ride Boreal during the event dates, stay tuned to NBC, the Olympic Network and Versus for broadcast coverage. Escape the couch. Escape to Boreal, located off Interstate 80 atop Donner Summit, just 90 minutes from Sacramento, 35 minutes from Reno and only six minutes from Truckee, escaping has never been easier. Plus, with Boreal’s new quad chair and enhanced snowmaking capabilities, the mountain is better than ever. Boreal Mountain Resort offsets 100 percent of its electricity by purchasing green power. For more information visit www.rideboreal.com or www.borealterrainpark.com. For updates and information on snow conditions or rates call 530.426.3666.