For the week of November 25 thru December 1, 1998  

Picabo teams up with Park City resort

Pact announced prior to World Cup


picabo-sv.jpg (10523 bytes)Olympic super giant slalom gold medalist Picabo Street was introduced as Park City Mountain Resort’s (PCMR) newest mountain ambassador during a press conference held Nov. 18 in Park City.

Park City hosted the America’s Opening World Cup Alpine ski races for the 13th year last weekend, so the announcement of Street’s affiliation tied in with the arrival of the international ski racing community.

John Cumming, president of PCMR’s parent Powdr Corp., said 27-year-old two-time World Cup women’s downhill queen Street would serve as mountain host and ambassador to the four-season Utah resort over the next year.

"It’s a thrill to be associated with this world-class resort," said Street, a native of Triumph who grew up skiing Sun Valley. "I have always enjoyed skiing Park City Mountain Resort and visiting the area. Park City has a great reputation for hosting world-class skiing competitions."

PCMR will host the men’s and women’s Alpine giant slalom events and all snowboarding competitions during the 2002 Winter Olympics.

As PCMR’s ambassador, Street may help at the ski lifts, dine in a lodge with a tour group, give kids tips during a ski school class, welcome women’s ski challenge participants or take time for photo opportunities with fans, according to a U.S. Ski Team press release.

While serving as resort ambassador, Street will continue rehabilitating leg and knee injuries she suffered in a serious crash at the 1998 World Cup finals in Switzerland.

She will also join Ketchum’s Tim Ryan as a television commentator for the 1999 Alpine World Ski Championships in February at Vail and Beaver Creek, Co.

 

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