PARK CITY, UT — POWDR secured final land-use approval from the Snyderville Basin Planning Commission to build a Woodward Camp in Park City, UT. Throughout the collaborative planning process, community members, the commission and members of the POWDR and Woodward team came together to develop a plan for Woodward Park City that best represents greater Summit County as a quintessential outdoor recreation community.
“Woodward provides aspiring athletes a place to safely progress their skills,” says John Cumming, Founder and CEO of POWDR, one of the last standing independent ski companies with multiple world-class mountains. “Having a Woodward in a venue that has hosted Olympic-level action sports competition, will, I believe, help to further inspire kids and enable them to develop. Park City is our home and we are extremely proud to be in a position to bring Woodward to our community and realize our initial vision for Gorgoza Park.”
The Woodward transformation at Gorgoza Park will include lift-serviced snowboarding and skiing, terrain and skate parks, biking trails, and an indoor training facility for a dozen-plus sports, including skateboarding, BMX, Mountain Biking, cheer, snowboard and ski. To accommodate safe progression in all of these sports at the same time, the training facility will be roughly 52,000 sq. ft. and built with investments in solar, green roofs and bioswales.
“The Woodward facility is different from any other game in town,” says Jody Churich, EVP and COO of Woodward, a POWDR company. “Our all-in-one, year-round programming for all ability levels which facilitates a culture built on inclusivity, a key value for Woodward, where skiers learn air awareness from gymnasts, boys learn from girls, videographers skate with Olympic hopefuls, and adaptive athletes train with those of all abilities. We are forever appreciative for all of the support, including those who wrote letters and came out last night on behalf of Woodward Park City.”
Located just two miles East of Parley’s Summit, Gorgoza Park will continue to offer families in the greater Salt Lake valley easy access to seven tubing lanes and the Fort Frosty snow play during the Woodward Park City design, construction permit and build process.