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Friday, February 09, 2007

Park City Mountain Resort To Host 5th Annual World Superpipe Championships

The following news release was provided by Park City Mountain Resort:

Park City, Utah (February 8, 2007) - Park City Mountain Resort once again welcomes the world's top skiers and snowboarders to the fifth annual World Superpipe Championships on March 10 and 11, 2007. The invited riders will compete for a piece of the $90,000 purse in the Eagle Superpipe, the world's largest superpipe and the site for the 2002 Winter Games.

"This is our fifth year hosting the World Superpipe Championships and we couldn't be happier," said Jim Mangan, director of action sports marketing at Park City Mountain Resort. "Shaun White, Torah Bright and Tanner Hall will compete against the world's top riders in their respective fields, making this the best World Superpipe Championships we've ever had."

On Saturday, March 10, the best male and female snowboarders in the world will compete for a piece of the $90,000 purse in a best of three-run format. Shaun White, 2006 Olympic Gold Medalist, will compete for the first time in the World Superpipe Championships. Other invitees include: Mason Aguirre, Danny Davis, Kelly Clark and Antti Autti. On Sunday, March 11, the best male skiers, including Tanner Hall, will compete in the same three-run format. Other invited skiers include: Simon Dumont, Jon Olsson and Candide Thovex.

The event is free to the public and will include live music, food, and giveaways. For a complete schedule of events and other information please visit: www.worldsuperpipe.com.

About Park City Mountain Resort
Park City Mountain Resort encompasses 3,300 acres, 3,100 vertical feet, nine bowls and eight peaks offering Signature groomed runs, bumps, powder, trees, terrain parks and the Eagle Superpipe, North America's largest superpipe. The Resort has received numerous accolades, most recently being named a top-five Resort by the readers of SKI Magazine and "Terrain Park of the Year" for the third year in a row by the readers of Transworld Snowboarding. The Resort is conveniently located 36 miles from the Salt Lake International Airport, offering more than 800 in-bound flights daily. For more information about Park City Mountain Resort visit us online at www.parkcitymountain.com.

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