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

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Thousands expected to turn out for world-class showdown February 24-25

TAMARACK, Idaho - (February 13, 2006) - 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)

Spectators are encouraged to carpool or ride Tamarack shuttles to the resort, since parking will be limited. Boise-to-Tamarack shuttles will run February 23-25. The resort will also operate shuttles on a regular schedule from McCall, Cascade and Donnelly throughout the competition. (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).


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

Free Après-Ski Events at Tamarack

February 23

Live concert: Sleep and Rocket One - Presented by K2 and Newt & Harold's

Location: Canoe Grill

Doors Open: 7:00 p.m.

Show Starts: 8:00 p.m.

Live Concert Blacksmith and Equaleyes

Location: Seven Devils Pub

Show Starts: 10:00 p.m.

February 24

Après Ski Music with Lee Mitchell

Location: Canoe Grill

Show Starts: 3:30 p.m.

Live Concert: Smooth Old Fashioned High - Presented by ProPeak Sports

Location: Canoe Grill

Show Starts: 4:30 p.m.

February 25

Après Ski Music with Jimmy Bivens

Location: Seven Devils Pub

Show Starts: 3:30 p.m.

Tamarack Resort Public Shuttle Schedule

Boise to Tamarack Shuttle - February 23 - 25
Pick up: Eagle Home Depot on the corner of Hwy. 55 and State Street .
Please arrive at least 20 minutes early for boarding.
Departure: 7:45 a.m. from Home Depot, departs Tamarack at 4:45 p.m.
Price: Complimentary for Season Pass Holders, $10 per person for non-Season Pass holders.
* Must make reservations online.

McCall to Tamarack Shuttle - February 24 - 25

Pick up: Jim's Grocery in McCall
Departure: Departs Jim's Grocery every two hours from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Departs Crane Creek Market at Tamarack every two hours from 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Price: FREE

Lake Fork to Tamarack Shuttle - February 24 - 25

Pick up: Merc Station, 13835 Hwy. 55
Departure: Departs Station 6:30 a.m., 8:25 a.m.

Departs Crane Creek Market at Tamarack every two hours from 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Price: FREE

Donnelly to Tamarack Shuttle - February 24 - 25

Pick up: Roseberry Plaza
Departure: Departs Plaza every two hours from 8:20 a.m. - 10:20 p.m.

Departs Crane Creek Market at Tamarack every two hours from 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Price: FREE

Cascade to Tamarack Shuttle - February 24 - 25

Pick up: Ashley Inn
Departure: Departs Inn 6:20 a.m., 8:15 a.m.

Departs Crane Creek Market at Tamarack at 5:10 p.m.

Price: FREE

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