Tamarack Resort in Idaho Gears Up for U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix

February 16, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
TAMARACK, Idaho – The country’s greatest snowboard competition series, the 2007 Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix, is on the way to Idaho for its season finale. Set to compete are Olympic and X Games medalists Gretchen Bleiler (Aspen, CO), Steve Fisher (Breckenridge, CO), Scotty Lago (Seabrook, NH), Seth Wescott (Carrabassett Valley, ME) and Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) as Tamarack Resort hosts both halfpipe and snowboardcross on February 24-25.

Athletes will compete in the tour’s only snowboardcross event this year, and in a massive 22-foot high SuperPipe, the first of its size for the Grand Prix. The competition fields will be approximately 90 men and 40 women in the SuperPipe, and 100 men and 30 women in the snowboardcross.

As the last competition of the tour, the overall Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix halfpipe winners will be determined and will drive away with a new Chevy truck. Last year’s overall winners were Olympic medalists Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) and Bleiler. The Grand Prix also will host the Visa U.S. Snowboardcross Championships, where the best in the U.S. will be crowned.

The event is FREE to spectators, and the SuperPipe and snowboardcross finish are both located within walking distance of Tamarack’s Discovery Square and the Event Sponsorship Village. Those buying Tamarack lift tickets will be able to view the snowboardcross course from higher up on the mountain.

In addition to the finals on the February 24 and 25, there are opportunities to catch the competitive action during practice and qualifiers on the 22 and 23. (See attached schedule)

Millions of eyes will be on Tamarack and Idaho when the event is broadcast on Versus Network on March 4 at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. (MST), and on NBC on March 10 at noon (MST).

For updates about Grand Prix events, competitors, shuttle times, and concert lineups, please visit www.TamarackIdaho.com or call 877.TAM.RESORT.

Grand Prix Event Schedule

February 22
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. SuperPipe Practice

February 23
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Men’s SuperPipe Practice
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Men’s SuperPipe Qualifiers
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Snowboardcross Practice
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Women’s SuperPipe Practice

February 24
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Snowboardcross Practice
9:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. Women’s SuperPipe Practice
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Women’s SuperPipe Qualifiers
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. SuperPipe Finals Practice
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. SuperPipe Finals
Awards Immediately Following

February 25
8:30 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. Snowboardcross Practice
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Snowboardcross Time Trials
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Snowboardcross Final Heats
Awards Immediately Following

About Tamarack Resort
Tamarack Resort, the first all-season resort to open in the U.S. in more than two decades, has received national attention for its world-class mountain for skiing, hiking and mountain biking; Osprey Meadows, an award-winning Robert Trent Jones, Jr., signature golf course; and beautiful Lake Cascade, suitable for swimming, sailing, fishing, sea kayaking, and boating. A key element of the Tamarack community is The Club at Tamarack for homeowners, their families and guests. Nestled in Idaho’s Payette River Mountains, Tamarack is a luxury boutique resort with a variety of lodging options all within walking distance of the four season amenities. Call 877.TAM.RESORT or visit www.tamarackidaho.com for more information about Tamarack Resort.