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Okemo Mountain Resort to Host First-Ever Peace Park Qualifier Event
Mountain Dew and Danny Davis expand this year's event to offer amateur snowboarders an opportunity to compete for a spot at the main event in April

Encinitas, California (March 2, 2017) – For the first time ever, Peace Park, a unique, ever-evolving elite snowboard park that expands beyond the traditional competition-style courses, will host a qualifier event at Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont March 11-12. The qualifier will offer a select number of amateur snowboarders, an opportunity to earn a spot to attend the highly anticipated Peace Park event in April 2017.

 

“I am excited to announce our first-ever qualifier for the Peace Park, and to be hosting it at Okemo Mountain Resort. Vermont is very special to me, so it only made sense to bring this opportunity to the place where I first got my chance to become a pro rider,” said professional snowboarder, Mountain Dew athlete and Peace Park visionary, Danny Davis. “I am stoked to see which rider makes the best overall impression and invite them to ride with me and other world-class snowboarders at the main event in April.”

 

Peace Park originated six years ago when Davis imagined a place that transcended standard slopestyle and halfpipe courses. Since then, Danny continues to team up with Mountain Dew and his friends at Snow Park Technologies (SPT) to create one-of-a-kind courses that merge superpipe transitions, park jumps, and banked slalom berms with skatepark and surf-inspired features. The variety of elements and options aim to push style and creativity to the forefront like no other event in snowboarding.

 

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Danny, SPT and Mountain Dew to host the first-ever Peace Park Qualifier at Okemo Mountain Resort,” said Okemo Terrain Park manager, Mark Fiori.  “Hosting such a talented group of riders and introducing them to Okemo’s world class terrain park is a huge honor.”

 

Registration for the Okemo Peace Park Qualifier opens March 5 at Okemo.com. Competition eligibility requirements, contest format, and judging criteria will be available onsite and online.

 

For more news and information about Peace Park, follow @ThePeacePark on Facebook and Instagram.

 

For information regarding Danny Davis please contact Susan Izzo at susan@mosaicmanagement.com

PistenBully, Snow Park Technologies Partner to Advance Industry Leading Snow Grooming Services

Collaboration Will Result in Co-Branded Terrain Park Equipment, New Training Opportunities

 

RENO, Nev. – Sept. 20, 2016 – Kässbohrer All Terrain Vehicles (PistenBully), the leading manufacturer and supplier of snow grooming and terrain park equipment, and Snow Park Technologies (SPT), the world’s leading consulting team for special projects on snow, have teamed up to collaborate on the design of co-branded terrain park equipment, and to advance the product development efforts of PistenBully’s snow grooming vehicle fleet. The partnership will also offer current and future PistenBully clients access to special training opportunities provided by the SPT crew, who are recognized as some of the most experienced operators in the industry.

 

“SPT is a company that shares our passion and vision for the future of terrain parks and the snow business. They are leaders in the action sports industry, and their unmatched level of experience designing and building event courses and resort terrain parks will provide our product development and engineering teams with feedback that will allow us to further enhance the capabilities of the PistenBully snow grooming fleet,” said Dennis McGiboney, VP Sales & Marketing for PistenBully USA. “Together, we will offer our combined experience in a way that offers unparalleled benefits to our customers and continues to make our machines the leading choice among resort operators.”

 

SPT’s operators have built hundreds of competition courses, parks and pipes over the past 20 years. They will serve as equipment test pilots, giving feedback directly to the PistenBully product development team and helping guide product developments and new feature innovations. In addition, SPT will become PistenBully’s official demo team, with exclusive access to the machines on its showcase project builds throughout the year.

 

“Partnering with PistenBully makes a lot of sense for us. Both of our teams are incredibly motivated, and are driven to innovate and continually push the winter sports industry forward,” said Chris “Gunny” Gunnarson, president of SPT. “We’re excited to see what we can accomplish together, and to take the PistenBully fleet on the road with us, contribute our ideas to help push the technology forward, and to work closely with resort operators across the country to help them take their terrain park programs to the next level.”

 

Through this new partnership, SPT’s operators will have access to PistenBully innovations such as the ParkPro, SNOWsat fleet management, snow depth measurement and winch cat technology. These state-of-the-art technical features will allow the SPT crew to take their creativity to new heights as they push the envelope of trends and developments in winter action sports. PistenBully will tap the expertise, experience and knowledge of the SPT crew to further develop and enhance the company’s product offering and further advance the industry.

 

For information about PistenBully, visit www.pistenbully.com.

 

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About PistenBully

As the global market leader for vehicles designed to maintain ski slopes, snowmobile trails, and cross-country ski trails, the PistenBully brand sets high standards for everything it does. The company’s focus is on top quality, sustainable products featuring the latest technology.   PistenBully seeks to constantly improve and secure its long-term success by concentrating on innovation through expertise and understanding of market requirements and by providing top quality service.  PistenBully is part of the brand family of Kässbohrer All Terrain Vehicles which also produces PowerBully tracked carriers for industrial applications; BeachTech beach cleaners and SNOWsat fleet management and snow depth software. For more information visit www.pistenbully.com, follow PistenBully on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pistenbullyusa or on Instagram @pistenbullyworld.

Mountain Dew SuperSnake
A Hybrid Snowboard and Skateboard Dream Course on Snow

Mountain Dew® Creates SuperSnake – A Hybrid Snowboard and Skateboard Dream Course on Snow

22-Minute Short Film Documentary to Be Televised Nationally On ABC, Sunday, October 16

Featuring Olympic Snowboarder Danny Davis, Pro Skater Sean Malto and More

 PURCHASE, N.Y., September 7, 2015Mountain Dew®, in collaboration with Snow Park Technologies and CA Ramp Works, announced today the creation of SuperSnake, the ultimate snowboard and skateboard hybrid dream course on snow. A 22-minute short film – “SuperSnake” – will unveil the never-been-done build out and completely unconventional riding experiences that brought elite skateboarders and snowboarders together to ride alongside each other for the first time ever. It will be televised nationally on Sunday, October 16, 2016 during ABC’s weekly ‘World of X Games’ action sports content series.

 

“SuperSnake’s concept showcases Mountain Dew’s ongoing support of creating original, fun and progressive opportunities for both our athletes and fans to enjoy,” said Greg Lyons, senior vice president of marketing, Mountain Dew. “We are giving the Dew Nation and our roster of athletes something that has never been done before, driving creative instigation that positively affects the entire action sports community and beyond.”

 

SuperSnake, a cutting-edge course that took 14 days to create, highlights professional Mountain Dew skateboarder Sean Malto and Olympic snowboarder and DEW rider Danny Davis alongside nearly a dozen other notable action sports athletes including professional snowboarders Jeremy Jones and Scotty Lago, and Mountain Dew skate athletes Trevor Colden, Chris Colbourn, Jordan Maxham, Nick Tucker and Micky Papa, as they push the limits of what is possible on both a skateboard and a snowboard – simultaneously!

 

“It’s really awesome to have skateboarders and snowboarders come together on one course,” said Davis. “Building on the momentum that Mountain Dew has created through my vision of Peace Park, SuperSnake pushes creativity and stylistic riding through the athletes’ visions and the course builders’ innovations and expertise, but most importantly, it’s always about progressing the sport and having fun!”

 

“I never thought I’d ever be skating on a course on snow,” adds Malto. “It’s surreal, really. I’m riding down this crazy snake run and look over my shoulder as Danny is literally hitting a snowboard rail simultaneously beside me. It’s crazy.”

The remarkable course was built on snow at Sierra at Tahoe, just outside of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., creating an unprecedented skateboarding and snowboarding experience with a total of 24 combined skate and snow features including jibs, hips, quarter pipes, volcanoes and more for elite riders to enjoy. The SuperSnake film takes viewers through both the creation of the build out and the riders’ experiences, highlighting the first-ever 1,075-ft skate snake run winding downhill throughout the snow park course.

 

Watch the official Mountain Dew SuperSnake trailer here.

 

Tune in to ABC on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 2 p.m. ET, or catch a digital encore via the Mountain Dew YouTube channel on October 17, and join the conversation at #DewSuperSnake.

 

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