SPT Hits the Airwaves
SAM Magazine--May 7, 2013--Set your DVRs because starting on May 9, 2013, the National Geographic Channel will air Mountain Movers, a new series that features a behind-the-scenes look at the work that Chris “Gunny” Gunnarson and his team at Snow Park Technologies (SPT) do. The first episode of this reality-type series, "Stairway to Hell," will air at 8 p.m. ET with two more episodes on May 16 and May 23, both at 8 p.m. ET.
In the 16 years since SPT was born, Gunnarson and his crew have designed and built more than 250 competition courses, including all of the Winter X Games in the United States and Europe, the Burton U.S. Open and the Winter Dew Tour. When reality TV producer Jason Carbone met Gunny, he knew that he had to capture the real-life drama of this world, battling the most extreme weather that Mother Nature can dish out to create the competition courses for the world’s most popular action sports events. Working in the most remote locations under extreme conditions, Mountain Movers profiles the SPT crew’s every move—from battling with avalanche hazards to building a halfpipe in blizzard conditions. Each episode will show the hard work and dedication of Gunny's crew as they build out freestyle terrain, and will undoubtedly reach a huge segment of non-sliders, in addition to hardcore snow junkies.
For more, check out www.natgeotv.com. And to check out a trailer for the show, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1U5gpabn9Q.