Making history in the jib department, Brighton Resort will christen Utah’s- and quite possibly the world’s- first and only girl’s snowboard park this Saturday. Krista’s Park opens for business after the official 1 p.m. ribbon cutting. “A number of ladies came to us and said they felt intimidated while trying to learn in the parks,” Brighton’s Jared Winkler told SnoCountry.com. “They wanted a place where they didn’t feel judged and could do their own thing.” The new park was named in honor of Krista Moroge, a Burton and Brighton athlete who died of breast cancer in 2010. There will be a raffle and B4BC event at 3 p.m.
U.S. slopestyle ski team member, Grete Eliassen, offered her input on terrain features to make Krista’s an exclusive and inviting space for women to hone their park riding skills or even try it for the first time. Brighton plans to run workshops and camps in the new park which is located next to the Pee Wee park at the top of the Majestic Chair. Then they can hit the bigger parks like My-o-My with the boys once they progress.
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