New Training Features Coming to Park City
PARK CITY, UT (July 11, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has launched the Project JUMP initiative to create a new training facility for snowboarders and freeskiers at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, UT.
Project JUMP will include four jumps: one large and one medium with an artificial in-run to an airbag, and one large and one medium for winter use. It will allow for development and elite-level athletes to train year-round in a safe environment.
"We feel like it's a safer way to train, particularly for the snowboard athletes," said U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing Program Director Jeremy Forster. "It will also allow for a significant amount of training volume to take place locally. We feel like it can impact performance at an elite level and a development level so that all the clubs around the country can come and use this facility from a training standpoint."
An overhead view of the jumps. (Snow Park Technologies)
USSA is working with Snow Park Technologies, the leader in on-snow park construction. The company builds X Games and Dew Tour venues.
Currently, Project JUMP is in the design and feasibility stages with fundraising taking place throughout the next year. The goal is to have the jumps built and airbag ready for training in June 2017.
For more information on Project JUMP, check out Park City’s Park Record article: USSA Jumps Forward With New Project.
To donate to Project JUMP, visit the RallyMe page.