Woodward Park City

The new General Manager of Woodward Park City told KPCW all about what the  the rest of the summer has in store and teased at what things might look like heading into winter.


Chris Gunnarson was brought on as General Manager at Woodward Park City earlier in September and has been busy getting the facility ready for the winter season. With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, running a facility that utilizes things like foam pits presents a unique challenge.


On today's Local News Hour:

( 00:08) Charlie Sturgis has this week's Mountain Trails Report including an update on the tree clearing project and Tour de Suds

( 07:59) Newly named General Manager for Woodward Park City Chris Gunnarson talks about his new role and what is happening at the park this season.

( 23:57) Park City Mayor Andy Beerman talks about the steps Park City is taking to stop the annexation of Summit County property into Hideout.

Today on the Local News Hour:

(07:57) - Summit County Council Chairman Doug Clyde has an update from yesterday's council meeting.

(23:40) - Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter talks about policing policies and issues related to national issues of police brutality and the protests happening locally.

(40:37) - General Manager of Woodward Park City Shaydar Edelmann has details on the reopening of Woodward Park City.

It’s big. it’s loud and kids are jumping off the walls and burning calories like nowhere else in Summit County. That was the scene at opening day of Woodward Park City – the newest year-round action sports center at the site of  the former Gorgoza ski area.

Woodward Park City

POWDR company’s new year-round action sports and ski resort opens this weekend.

Joining The Mountain Life is Tucker Norred, the senior marketing manager at Woodward Park City. The year-round sports destination has a fully integrated 125-acre campus with an indoor action sports hub and outdoor action sports venues. The campus is designed to encourage intuitive growth and safe progression in 10 sports and activities including: Snowboarding, skiing, tubing, mountain biking, skateboarding, BMX, scooter, parkour, cheer and digital media. 



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A large, boisterous crowd gathered at the base of Parley's Summit, Thursday afternoon to celebrate the ground-breaking for the Woodward Park City youth sports complex. 

The audience partied under sunny, but windy conditions on the property, which has been the Gorgoza tubing park for decades. The promotional announcement said that Woodward will connect "sport, progression, community, vibe and youth-inspiring programming."

Woodward is owned by the Powdr. Corp. The founder and chairman of the company, John Cumming, said they acquired the Gorgoza site back in the late 1990's.

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The Summit County Council approved a height exception Wednesday for a building in the proposed Woodward Gorgoza Recreation Park — in a split 3-2 vote. Rick Brough has more.

Summit County Council member Claudia McMullin says she's extremely frustrated that the Woodward Gorgoza project didn't get approval Wednesday on a building height exception. Instead, it got a continuance from the Council. McMullin says the county may be missing out on a great opportunity if it doesn't help out the proposed action-sports training facility. Rick Brough has more:

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The Summit County Council hosted a hearing on Wednesday regarding Woodward Gorgoza's request for a height exception on a building in their planned Recreation Park. The reaction from the public was mixed. Rick Brough has more:

The Gorgoza tubing park near Kilby Road will be transformed in the near future. That's the plan, anyway, as the proponents of Woodward Park City, a youth sports and training facility. have put in an application to summit County. Rick Brough has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City School Board members Phil Kaplan and Nancy Garrison; Jody Churich COO of Woodward Park City and Resort Planner Michael Barille talk about plans for the new Woodward Camp at Gorgoza and Future Park City Founders Angela Moschetta and Sarah Berry have the latest on the Vail Resorts Trademark issue.