A new world-class, year-round action sports and ski resort just outside of Park City is coming to Utah this winter. Construction crews have been working since September 2018 to complete the innovative project that covers a 125-acre plot off Kilby Road, two miles east of Parley’s Summit off Interstate 80. The area, formerly known as Gorgoza Park, will be called Woodward Park City and officials are aiming to open in early December 2019.
According to Woodward Park City officials, a brand-new chairlift and two surface lifts have already been installed along with a 70,000-square-foot facility at the base of the mountain. Crews have also built out facilities for skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, BMX biking, parkour and cheerleading.
For skiing, there’s a ski and snowboard park, jump line and 22-foot halfpipe. Snow tubing for all ages will be serviced by two surface lifts accessing up to 10 lanes up to 1,250 feet in length, the longest in the state of Utah.
Officials say there will also be an outdoor skateboard plaza, as well as BMX dirt jumps and a lift-operated mountain biking course with downhill and slopestyle trails for riders. Fans of parkour will love the indoor and outdoor challenges.
Indoors, there’s a foam pit, tumble track, full cheer floor, skatepark and trampolines of varying sizes. The facility will also feature patented ski-training tools like the Woodward ParkBoard and Woodward ParkSkis. Woodward teamed with Burton Snowboards in 2012 to perfect its wheel-based snowboard that rides on Skatelite surfaces. The ParkBoard and ParkSkis are used to improve aerial awareness progression, so riders can eventually catch big air.
Woodward Park City officials are hoping the new facility becomes a Utah staple and a must-do on vacationer’s wish lists. The sports campus is scheduled to be open 365 days a year and will offer lift tickets, drop-in sessions, day sessions, monthly passes and all-access passes, as well as a variety of lessons, summer day camps and special events.
Skiers and snowboarders will have access to multiple terrain parks including a competition slopestyle line, endless box and rail features via the new Hot Laps Chairlift. Indoors, skiers and riders can ride the pump track, work the Resi-Mat, or fly into the foam pit.
Woodward Park City’s progression-based facilities create a dedicated learning environment to help kids learn new skills, according to the website. At Woodward, children can advance through progression and air awareness, first starting indoors on the safe tumble floor, trampolines or foam pits before heading to the slopes. Once outside at the terrain park, students can progress at their own pace under the watchful eye of seasoned instructors.
The skating and BMX programs at Woodward Park City are second to none, and promote skills, balance and style for both disciplines. The premier park offers a rider’s bounty that incudes ledges, wall rides, mini ramps and concrete bowls. There’s something for riders of all ages and abilities, and coaches are always on hand to give pointers.
There is an abundance of mountain biking fun waiting at Woodward Park City, according to the Woodward Park City website. The facility has a dirt jumps, mini ramps, ledges and wall rides for riders to excel and progress. Indoors or outdoors, wood, concrete or dirt, Woodward will not leave mountain bikers disappointed.
The Woodward Park City is sure to be a popular destination for cheerleaders and cheer teams who want to improve their craft. The facility’s springboards are just right for perfecting floor programs and stunts, and the foam pits are great for added safety when performing risky maneuvers. Cheer teams will also have plenty of space to work on tumbling and performance routines with all the space offered at the state-of-the-art-facility.
Trampolines, foam pits, springboards, and even a Super Tramp, Woodward has it all. Their world-class facilities provide athletes of any level a place to excel and progress. Come check them out for yourself!
Take your tumbling skills to the next level. Work on tumbling, trampoline, performance routines, and the basics of cheerleading all in our state-of-the-art Hub with experienced and fun coaches.
The Woodward Park City will have a coffee shop, café/bar and a full-service cafeteria, according to its website. Rental equipment will be available for all sports and a retail store will offer logo wear and sports accessories.
According to the Woodward Park City website, the campus aims to connect community, sport, progression, vibe and youth-inspired programming and the goal is to have crossover appeal to travelers who are enthusiastic about outdoor sports.
The popular all-access ticket option is the best way to experience everything at Woodward Park City. Guests with an all-access ticket can do anything inside or outside, including visiting experiential zones like Peace Park and Red’s Backyard. Ticket holders receive a two-hour session at the innovative Action Sports Hub facility, home to trampolines, foam pits, airbags, parkour spring floors, mini-ramp, pump track, digital media lab, and a 10,000-square-foot skatepark. Guests also receive a two-hour tubing session during the winter season with an all-access pass.
The Action Sports Hub is also home to the ParkBoard and ParkSki training tools. Visitors can receive on-the-spot instruction from coaches at the facility. According to the Woodward Park City website, guests must complete a guided safety orientation during their first visit to the hub to learn rules, basic skills and safe practices.
Lift ticket holders can ride the “hot laps” chairlift for an entire day and access all the amazing features at the Woodward mountain parks. First timers and beginner skiers and snowboarders can hone their skills at the Start Park, and the Progression Parks are perfect for anyone wanting to step up their game, or maybe even catch some big air. There’s a big-air jump and a challenging superpipe for those worth their snuff. Officials say the parks are designed so there’s a little something for everyone regardless of skill level.
Drop-in sessions grant access to the indoor progression area for a two-hour session. Guests also have access to foam pits, trampolines, airbags, mini-ramp, spring floors and skatepark during this timeframe. Passholders must complete a guided orientation as mentioned before.
Snow tubing tickets will give visitors a two-hour session. The tubing lanes are the longest in Utah and have a new carpet lift to take riders from the base to the top. A tubing ticket also grants access to the Start Park, which is next to the Tube Park.