Utah’s New Action Sports Resort
Go tubing, skateboarding, skiing, BMX riding, mountain biking, jumping, trampolining, and parkour practicing all in one world-class venue at the new Woodward Park City. Opened on December 14, this first-class location combines winter and summer fun into one year-round action sport resort.
What’s a Woodward?
Fifty years ago, the first Woodward opened in Woodward, Pennsylvania for gymnastics and summer camps. The brand has since expanded into winter and action sports and was acquired by Park City’s Powdr, an Adventure Lifestyle Company®, in 2010. Woodward Park City will become its 5th Woodward facility and flagship location.
Powdr had long wanted to develop its Gorgoza Tubing Park into a world-class resort and broke ground on the Woodward project in September 2018. And it won’t disappoint; they’re insisting on nothing but the best for the location’s design, materials, and environmental impact.
Senior Marketing Manager Tucker Norred says, “Building in Powdr’s backyard, the family-owned business took pride in bringing a community center and a place to gather to Park City.”
Action Sports for All
Slated to be open 365 days a year from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Woodward Park City features beginning skiing and snowboarding with magic carpets and lifts to the summit in winter. Plus tubing with improved indoor facilities for hot chocolate and indoor bathrooms replacing the yurts.
“Utilizing 125 acres, the facility has terrain-based learning features. We can accommodate everyone from never-evers to Olympic hopefuls,” Tucker says.
Woodward partnered with Olympic Snowboard champion, Danny Davis, to design the Peace Park nonlinear terrain run. This ski area is a network of terrain zones that offer on-mountain experiences for all ages and abilities. There are base learning zones for beginners, a large freestyle zone for experts, and everything in between. The Peace Park is a progression-based experience that guides athletes through confidence-building development.
Red’s Backyard, inspired by Olympic Gold Medalist Red Gerard’s backyard rail garden, offers freestyle terrain for skiing and snowboarding. Red’s Backyard is a hike-style zone where enthusiasts can get started at the first sign of snow. With rails of varying difficulty, it’s a perfect place to practice rail tricks.
“Our outdoor space is smaller than some resorts, but we utilize every square inch of space, with various levels of ski trails, two skateboard parks, and the longest tubing lanes in Utah,” Tucker says. Programs will include day camps, private lessons, and mini camps where students can be dropped off for learning experiences, including ski lessons in the winter and mountain biking in the summer.
Inside the 70,000-square-foot action sports training facility you’ll find a concrete skate park, acrobatic zone with a spring floor, different-sized pads, wedges, and roll pads, plus indoor parkour room, a rod floor and tumble track, along with five different fly bed trampolines surrounded by a foam pit. Parkour, trampoline, scooters, skateboard, wheeled ski, and parkboards can all be experienced inside before moving outside in summertime to try them on the hill, trails, and park spaces.
Woodward’s indoor space includes rental and retail shops, café, bar, and cafeteria. Windows look directly into activity zones inside and out so you can keep an eye on all the action.
The Grand Opening Party was December 14 and was open to all. “It will be a big celebration,” says Tucker, “There will be discounted entry for people to try out a bounce session on the trampolines, tubing session, and a tour. All ticket proceeds that day will go to a local non-profit.”
If you can’t wait to join the fun, Woodward memberships are now available for $100 a month.
Tucker is proud of the beautiful facility Woodward is building, and believes the heart of the resort will be the people who work there. “We pride ourselves on passionate employees who can’t wait to provide a quality experience for all, whether beginner or expert.”
Its progressive style, along with this passionate and knowledgeable staff, allows participants to move safely from level to level, practice a skill, or learn something new. Whether you’re a professional training for competition, lifelong zealot, or brand new beginner, Woodward Park City is for everybody.