Monday, July 19, 2010

Transworld Shoot Out Video is HERE!

At the end of April, we were host to the Nitro Team including: Ben Bilocq, Eero Ettala, Markus Keller, Marc Swoboda, Bryan Fox (alternate).

Filmmakers: Rasmus Tikkanen and Pirmin Juffinger

Steve Duke and the terrain park crew plus the terrain park cat drivers worked literally 20 hours a day putting together some of the most ridiculous features I've ever feasted my eyes on. Now it's your turn to check out the results. What do you guys think?!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Transworld Team Shoot Out Teaser is Here!!!

At the end of April, our terrain park crew and cat drivers were working overtime to bring you some of the sickest features our crew has ever worked on. Crazy amounts of late snow made their mission even more difficult to complete. That mission-competing in the TransWorld Team Shoot Out in partnership with Nitro.

The Shoot Out Teaser was just released, check it out here and let us know what you think:

Monday, April 19, 2010

Thanks for a great season!

Hey Guys,

Just wanted to say thanks for a great season at The Canyons! All the love and support from you guys makes our jobs that much better. Stay tuned for updates for next season, and be sure to become a fan of The Canyons Terrain Parks on Facebook! This season was crazy- Boxzilla to madness going off in Lower Respect. Each year gets bigger and better.

The Park Crew

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Grete Elliasen hits 31 feet out of hip jump!

April 9, 2010- Despite unprecedented spring snow storms, including 22 inches of snow on jump day, The Canyon’s park crew shoveled, cut and shaped more than 45 thousand yards of snow to create the largest snow terrain park feature ever built in Utah. Why you ask? So Grete Eliassen, an accomplished free skier, could achieve a monumental personal goal and truly change the game in women’s skiing. Yesterday, Eliassen clicked into her skis, reached speeds of 60 miles an hour downhill, hit the custom 30 foot “hip” feature and soared more than 31 feet in the air. No woman has ever come close to reaching this height on skis.

“There is no other experience in the world that feels even close to what I feel when I am jumping. Having such a large feature built just for me was a super humbling experience. With my whole crew, family and friends watching it was really an incredible day. It is a moment in my life I will remember forever,” said Eliassen.

In addition to actively progressing the sport, Eliassen is working on a film project. The ski movie, Say My Name, a two-year venture embarked on with longtime ski/snowboard photographer Stan Evans, is slated for release in Fall 2010. Look forward to catching Grete and crew skiing all the best spots on the planet.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Red Bull 1976 Games

Working for Red Bull Energy Drink has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and occasionally I get to participate in really fun events, like last Saturday's Red Bull 1976 Games, held at The Canyons Resort in Park City, UT. I showed up early to help my boss and the infrastructure team get the gates and the venue fully setup, then took a few turns with my longtime friend Blake Stephenson. The event started at about noon, and 863 images later, it was over. The premise of the contest is to wear retro gear to celebrate the Olympics that should have been. In 1976, Denver, CO was awarded the winter Olympic games, but due to political maneuvering, the games were shifted to Austria, so we at Red Bull decided that it was high time that 1976 got the glory it deserves. The contest consisted of a Snowbladecross race, and an old school air contest, where teams were judged based on skill, showmanship, and overall team mojo. I had so much fun taking pictures, the time just flew by, and I came away with about 80 really solid images. Here's a few of my favorites of the bunch. Enjoy.
This guy was on point the whole time
Airing through the gap

Jason  Hindman on an all out sprint to the finish line

Lindsay Jacobellis should take some pointers from this homie
I think the X-Games would be better-off if it were like this.
In high-speed races like this, milliseconds count, so diving across the finish line was a commonly utilized tactic in order to shave a little time off your score.
Those of us who ride the terrain parks at either Park City or The Canyons are familiar with ski trains hitting jumps, but never quite like this.
Third place. The Shred Dogs of War
2nd place. Masterbladers? I think?
The defending champs: The Cream Team
Podium placement is something to truly be proud of.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Day at The Canyons

A Day At the Canyons from Paul Braunstein on Vimeo.

Courtesy of Paul Braunstein and crew!

Canis Lupus Video

Check out this video from Canis Lupus 2010, with banked turns at the top and a mandatory air in, this year's course was quite possibly the craziest yet!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pond Skimming 2010

Check out the latest video from Pond Skimming 2010! Were you guys up here?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Red Bull 1976 Games!

Join us this Saturday for the Red Bull 1976 Games! Get a team of 4 together, bust out your best 70's one pieces and make sure your mustache is looking tight. Compete in a snowblade-cross and a big air contest to win a trip to Copper for the 1976 Games finals!


Check out this video of the pipe on SkullcandyTV!

Painted Horse and Upper Respect parks will be open for the remainder of the season (closing day is April 11), but Lower Respect will be closed.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Oakley Zone Jam Photos

Check out these shots by Meghan Kirk from the Oakley Zone Madness last weekend! So fun, and everyone killed it.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Oakley Zone Madness

Oakley Zone Madness is on Saturday, March 20 to kick of College Daze. We are making it mellow and fun for Oakley Zone Madness. First, you can session the Oakley Urban Zone. We then move to the DJ Hut Jump Zone. And, to finish off the contest, you will hit up the Natural Zone, featuring the Road Gap. It will be a jam format for each zone with enough time to hike each zone. You can choose to session all 3 or just 1. Best Rider/Skier from each zone wins Oakley product. Best Overall Rider/Skier walks with a trophy and even more Oakley goods.

Registration on Saturday morning 8-9am at Smokie's or pre-reg online. Discounted lift tickets for participants. Helmets are required.

Photo: Sean Kerrick Sullivan

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cam Pierce full run from Pat Fenelon on Vimeo.

Team Thunder on it again in Upper Respect at The Canyons

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

College Daze at The Canyons!

March 20-March 28 is the 2nd annual College Daze WeekHey College students, dig your id out of your laundry pile and come up to The Canyons because we'll be offering you discounts throughout the week!

It all kicks off on Saturday, March 20th with the Oakley Zone Madness jam session in the Upper Respect park located off Sun Peak Express. Submit your photos to win a 2010-2011 season pass! Then, the Spring Concert Series continues with the Codi Jordan Band with Sober Down in the Resort Village at 3pm.

The madness continues on Sunday, March 21st with the Miller Lite Downhill Sled Race Series, starting on Thursday, March 25th the NCAA March Madness tournaments go off so be sure to check out daily specials at Smokie's Bar and Grill.

College Daze ends with the kick off of Spring Grüv and Pond Skimming and a concert by Big Head Todd and the Monsters on March 27th followed by Canis Lupus and a concert by Fishbone on March 28th.

Discounts include: 25% off food and beverages (sorry, not booze though), $49 lift tickets with college id, learn to ski/ride for $99.90-includes lift ticket, rentals and lesson, AND killer lodging deals starting at $119/night.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Showdown Slopestyle

The Showdown Slopestyle is on Saturday, March 13.
Contestants will be judged in slopestyle format on style, amplitude, technicality and fluidity on box/rail features into the jump line of Upper Respect. 2 runs for each participant with the best score being counted.

Age categories of Open and 15 & under, as well as categories for skiers/riders and male/female.

Entry fee will be $20.
Participant lift tickets will be $40!

NOTE: Helmets are Required!

Registration: 8:00am – 9:00am: Smokie’s Bar & Grill
Practice: 9:30am – 10:30am: Upper Respect
Riders’ Meeting: 10:30am: Top of course
Contest Start: 10:45am: Top of course
Awards: 3:00pm: Stage in the Resort Village
Free Concert: 3:15pm: Swagger

Powder shots at The Canyons

Pat Fenelon and crew rip The Canyons late winter powder!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ben Millsaps' Birthday Jib & Party in Respect Park

Yesterday was The Canyons team rider Ben Millsaps' after party's after party. It was the day after his birthday and time to continue the party in one of Ben's favorite places, In the Respect park at The Canyons. Erik Hutchins and Andy Varner through down on 9 large pizza and delivered the to the park shack, Wow. And The Park Crew came though tough with a super fun and creative signature birthday jib. It was a super fun day with people chillin and celebrating their good friend tacking on one more year. Happy B day Ben.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Shredding at The Canyons

Canyons mid Feb. from Pat Fenelon on Vimeo.

The Team Thunder crew tearing it up at The Canyons

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Drop!

Photographer: Trevor Woods
Athletes: 4bi9

Check out the drop, the boys worked on this little project this summer, I'm stoked to finally see some amazing photos from it! -HB

Don't forget about Jam for Respect this Saturday, February 27! More info here:

Friday, February 19, 2010

Jam for Respect
Rail jam in the "Park Plaza" zone of Upper Respect and will include features such as the 17-stair handrail/concrete ledge, the Gong, the Chain Link, the 1/4 pipe wall ride, picnic table combo, 2" round bar, pole jam combo and other urban-influenced features. Jam format and venue will be set for hiking. Both rider and skier divisions with separate age categories. Judges will be looking for style, degree of difficulty, originality and fluidity.

Entry fee will be $20, plus the cost of a lift ticket.
NOTE: Helmets are Required!

Registration: 8:00am – 9:00am: Smokie’s Bar & Grill
Practice: 9:30am – 10:30am: Upper Respect Park
Riders' Meeting: 10:30am: Top of course
Contest Start: 10:45am: Top of course
Awards: 3:00pm: Stage in the Resort Village

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Just a random day, a someday in the park at The Canyons. Check out Greg Bokenkamp, Tim Benasich, Will Tuddenham, Tucker Andrews, Sean Black and Caleb Flowers as they have a good ol’ time riding the mountain. Enjoy!

Someday in the Park Canyons from Pat Fenelon on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Skullcandy Feature!

Photo: Sean Kerrick Sullivan

Check out the awesome new Skullcandy speaker tube in the Upper Respect Terrain Park. Any requests for music?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The 2010 unveiling of Upper Respect starring Jon Kooley, Will Tuddenham, Dylan Thompson, Jordan Mendenhall, Jonah Owen and crew. Brought to you by the boyz at Team Thunder.

Canyons January 11th 2010 from Pat Fenelon on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Killin' it on the Dance Floor.
Photo: Tim Semple

Park Plaza Zone! Starting 2010 off right at The Canyons.

Upper Respect is super flowy.

Canyons January 11th 2010 from Pat Fenelon on Vimeo.

Opening Day in Upper Respect at The Canyons!

Opening Day in Upper Respect with Ben Millsaps, Jason Hindman and crew shredding the Park Plaza Zone. Just a taste!