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Woodward Set For December Opening

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The Woodward facility,  which can be seen under construction along Kilby Road and I-80, is on schedule for a grand opening in December. 

The Woodward campus of 125 acres includes a fieldhouse for indoor activities and outdoor sites—where they will teach progressive skills for activities  such as  skiing, snowboarding, tubing, BMX, mountain biking and even cheer and digital media.

The facility’s senior marketing manager, Tucker Norred, said they’re planning on the Park City location to be their flagship.   He said they’ve been in the business for 50 years.

“We actually originated in week-long summer camps for gymnastics.    And that was in Woodward, Pennsylvania.   And from there, we have expanded into Tehachapi and southern California.   And we’ve expanded into a lot of these other action sports, that we’ve added on to our facilities.   And through that, we’ve started to expand into mountain centers.   So the first one was at Woodward at Copper, Colorado.   And that one was the first one that we partnered with a ski resort, and it was kind of a strap-on building that had a lot of the same offerings that you’ll see here, at the one that we’re building.   And then they built one in Tahoe, where I got my feet on the ground.    And that was about seven years I was at Tahoe.   They’ve done about eight years of summer camp now.”

The facility will be open every day of the year.   It will receive anyone, from toddlers to athletes training for the Olympics.

He said the grand opening party is set for December 14th.     

“We’ll have all kinds of fun things going on, from demos, lots of pro athletes that day.   We’ll be hosting some of the local USA essay contest series, as well as a USAA Revolution Tour.   And that’s on the ski and snowboard side.   And we’re starting to expand into all of the different sports that we have.    And we could even be doing Bingo, because we now have a full liquor license bar that we are trying to animate as well.”

Among the structures going up is a building  with eight units of employee housing.

Norred also said they’re following a Sustainable model of construction.

          “We’ve put up a solar array on our roof—215 solar panels, which will offset most of the building.    None of the dirt that we turned up actually left our site.   So we’ve actually filtered all of it, turned it into our downhill mountain-biking trails.   We really have made the best decisions in our food and beverage department, to make sure to minimize waste.

Tucker Norred, Senior Marketing Manager for Woodward Park City.

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