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Photo: @VailResorts via Twitter

BROOMFIELD, Colo.—Sept. 22, 2020– ‘Vail Resorts and PepsiCo announced an expansion of their longstanding partnership to 18 additional Vail Resorts locations across North America, including Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Mount Snow in Vermont, and Hunter Mountain in New York.  In addition to renewing and expanding their product distribution partnership to now 33 total resorts globally, PepsiCo committed to a significant investment annually in projects that support Commitment to Zero, Vail Resorts’ sustainability pledge to achieve a zero net operating footprint by 2030, including zero waste to landfill.


Through a multi-year sustainability roadmap, the companies will focus on waste reduction, including reducing beverage and food packaging waste and replacing wax-lined paper cups with compostable or durable PepsiCo products. Vail Resorts and PepsiCo have already begun this work at select resorts. At the end of the 2018/19 ski season, the companies shared that more than 250,000 wax-lined paper cups (or 7,750 pounds of waste) had been saved from landfill as a result of this switch at multiple on-mountain restaurants. In synergy with Vail Resorts’ Commitment to Zero initiative, PepsiCo has its own target to make 100 percent of its product packaging recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable by 2025.


“It is by working together, through robust partnerships with shared sustainability goals, that we’ll have the most impact on climate change,” said Kate Wilson, senior director of sustainability at Vail Resorts. “No one company can do it alone, and expanding our partnership with PepsiCo will allow us to make major progress toward reaching our most challenging Commitment to Zero pillar – zero waste to landfill. Our team is excited about the innovative solutions ahead as well as what we’ve accomplished with PepsiCo so far, which has contributed greatly to the progress we’ve made toward achieving our Commitment to Zero goal.”


“We can make a tremendous impact at scale through high-volume consumer touch points like resorts and sports & entertainment venues,” said Scott Finlow, chief marketing officer, PepsiCo Foodservice. “It’s rewarding to team up with like-minded partners like Vail Resorts to co-create sustainability initiatives that address short-term business requirements while working to reach longer-term ambitions.”


In addition to waste diversion efforts, PepsiCo also will support Vail Resorts’ sustainability commitments through guest-facing education initiatives, joint marketing efforts and creative upcycling projects. This season, Vail Resorts and PepsiCo will partner with international recycling leader TerraCycle to create picnic tables and Adirondack chairs out of recycled snack and candy wrappers for guests to enjoy at Park City, Keystone, Beaver Creek, Vail and Breckenridge resorts. The companies also are partnering with Fuse Marketing and Snow Park Technologies to develop a terrain park feature at Breckenridge made partially of recycled plastic and snack and candy wrapper material. 


The renewed partnership between the companies also will add PepsiCo beverages for Vail Resorts’ guests to enjoy in-resort at many of the newly added properties, including bubly, LIFEWTR and Gatorade. The 18 resorts included in the expanded partnership include Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia; Mount Snow in Vermont; Hunter Mountain in New York; Attitash, Wildcat and Crotched Mountain in New Hampshire; Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost and Big Boulder in Pennsylvania; Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine and Mad River in Ohio; Hidden Valley and Snow Creek in Missouri; and Paoli Peaks in Indiana.’


For full press release and details, please click here.



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VISTA, Calif. – April 11, 2018 – The veteran team at Snow Park Technologies (SPT), a consulting, snow building and event management team for action sports experiences on and off snow has joined CA Productions, part of the family of CA companies including CA Skateparks and CA RampWorks. SPT’s build crew and team of project managers will continue under the leadership of long-time SPT Vice President and General Manager Sarah Castaneda. SPT will continue to offer special project and event course builds, terrain park and half pipe construction, year-round project management and competition services including sport organizing, athlete services and course operations.


As the new President of SPT and CA Productions’ Event Operations, Sarah will continue to oversee the SPT brand including management of all SPT projects and services. In addition, she will be responsible for event operations for CA Productions, bringing SPT’s high level of organization and execution to the company. Sarah has been with SPT for the past 15 years, where she started her career with the company as its Marketing Coordinator. Since 2011, Sarah was SPT’s General Manager and Vice President.


“Joining with CA Productions presents new opportunities for our team at SPT to collaborate across multiple action sports categories, while also allowing us to continue to build and manage top tier global events and special projects,” said Sarah Castaneda. “Most importantly, our team at SPT will bring the high standards, services and reputation synonymous with our brand to our partnership with CA Productions, resulting in a greater benefit to our collective clients as we move forward.”


SPT’s core team of experienced park and pipe operators and event organizers have been involved with hundreds of clients and projects including ESPN X Games, Dew Tour, Burton US Open, Peace Park, Nitro World Games, Air + Style, Red Bull, Fenway Big Air, and many more.

“When I launched SPT in 1997, it was more of a concept than a company,” said SPT founder, Chris Gunnarson. “Together with this talented group of people, we built a brand that took us all over the world and helped shape an industry. It was a team effort that created what became SPT, and it is this team that will propel it into the future. As I move on, I couldn’t be more proud and excited to see where they will take SPT with their new partnership with CA Productions.”


SPT recently completed work on X Games Aspen, Dew Tour Breckenridge, Burton US Open and Air + Style LA, and will be involved with X Games Norway, Dew Tour Long Beach, X Games Minneapolis and Nitro World Games later this year.


“SPT not only consists of an experienced, talented team of creative event managers and builders, they have a strong reputation within the industry for their commitment, dedication and follow through,” said Brian Harper, Sr. Vice President for CA Productions and CA Skateparks. “Partnering with SPT was a no brainer for us. The opportunity for our teams to collaborate and leverage each others skill sets will only elevate the offering available to each of our clients in the future.”


Learn more about SPT at www.snowparktech.com, follow SPT on Instagram @snowparktech or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/snowparktech.
Learn more about CA Productions at www.caproductions.com.


About Snow Park Technologies
An iconic, highly respected name in the resort and action sports industries, the Snow Park Technologies (SPT) team is a collection of the most experienced, talented event organizers and freestyle park and pipe innovators in the world, whose dedication and passion has redefined the winter action sports landscape. SPT’s expertise in the action sports world transcends snow sports as the company’s offerings have expanded over the years to include action sports event management and production, event development, sport organizing and athlete services. The company’s comprehensive array of services enables their partners to offer some of the most progressive and innovative projects on and off snow. For more information, visit www.snowparktech.com, follow SPT on Instagram @snowparktech or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/snowparktech.


About CA Productions
CA Productions offers full service event management for pro and amateur action sports events in both public and private facilities. With over 20 years experience, CA Productions has managed events for the biggest promoters in the world including Nitro World Games, Dew Tour and X Games. The company has also conceptualized, managed and promoted local and grassroots events at skateparks around the country, and has developed skatepark training programs that use proven training techniques and curriculum. CA Productions offers staff training programs designed to educate skatepark participants in proper skatepark safety, usage and etiquette. Learn more at www.caproductions.com.


About California Skateparks
California Skateparks (CA Skateparks), a CA Global brand, is the industry leader in top-quality skate park design and construction services. Established in 1998 by Joe Ciaglia, CA Skateparks has designed, built and landscaped over 350 parks globally. Through innovation, design, landscape integration and focus on quality, the company’s expertise ranges from small community skate parks to regional destination skate parks, private training facilities and professional event courses. CA Skateparks is credited with advancing the progression of skate park design and skateboarding. In addition to California Skateparks, CA Global brands include CA RampWorks, CA Landscape & Design and CA Productions. www.CaliforniaSkateparks.com



Media Contacts:
Jess Weaver, JVP Communications for Snow Park Technologies
(530) 448-6981 or jessica@jvpcommunications.com

[vc_row force_equal_height_columns=”main_row” dfd_row_config=”full_width_content” css=”.vc_custom_1468348169821{background-color: #f4f4f4 !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1466708964622{padding-right: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1488393714681{background-image: url(https://snowparktech.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/PPLogo.png?id=24739) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][ultimate_spacer height=”45″][bsf-info-box icon_size=”32″ title=”Okemo Mountain Resort to Host First-Ever Peace Park Qualifier Event” subtitle=”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” desc_text_typography=””]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[/bsf-info-box][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row force_equal_height_columns=”main_row” dfd_row_config=”full_width_content” css=”.vc_custom_1466704872721{background-color: #f4f4f4 !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1466708964622{padding-right: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”][ultimate_spacer height=”45″][vc_column_text]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.




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.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1464127875174{padding-left: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1474565829487{background-image: url(https://snowparktech.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/DSC08026-copy1.jpg?id=24362) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row force_equal_height_columns=”main_row” dfd_row_config=”full_width_content”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1474566543371{background-image: url(https://snowparktech.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/MTD_SuperSnake_DC_505-3158_detail.jpg?id=24500) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1468348276534{padding-left: 35px !important;}”][ultimate_spacer height=”45″][bsf-info-box icon_size=”32″ title=”Mountain Dew SuperSnake” subtitle=”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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