OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST KAITLYN FARRINGTON TO HOST ‘SLUMBER PARTY’ EVENT JUST FOR GIRLS AT SUN VALLEY RESORT
Weekend Includes Riding Sun Valley’s Terrain Parks, a Pizza Party and Ice Skating, and Hanging Out with Farrington’s Pro Female Snowboarder Friends
SUN VALLEY, Idaho – Feb. 26, 2015 – Olympic gold medalist Kaitlyn Farrington wants to give back to young girls and the sport of snowboarding. She will host a “Slumber Party” at Sun Valley Resort for up to 35 girls ages 18 and under March 13-15, 2015 that will include a pizza party, ice skating, photo sessions and a weekend of snowboarding with Kaitlyn and some of her close pro snowboarder friends.
“Snowboarding has given me so much, and it’s always been something I’ve done with my friends,” said Farrington. “I’m so excited to partner with Sun Valley and my sponsors to host this event and hopefully inspire other girls to pursue their passions and also have fun on the mountain. The Slumber Party is going to be a really fun way for girls to connect with some of my friends and take their snowboarding to new levels in a relaxed, welcoming environment.”
Pro snowboarders participating in Farrington’s “Slumber Party” weekend include Elena Hight, Maddy Schaffrick, Rebecca Torr, Stefi Luxton and more. The weekend’s activities will feature:
· Meet and greet with Kaitlyn Farrington and friends
· S’mores and refreshments
· Riding with the pros in Sun Valley’s terrain parks and 22-foot Superpipe
· Photo sessions
· Pizza party dinner at Bald Mountain Pizza
· Skate party at the Sun Valley Ice Rink with a DJ
· Freeride session with the pros
A Sun Valley native, Farrington learned to snowboard at the resort as a member of the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation’s snowboard team. She won gold last year at the Winter Olympics in U.S. Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe, and brought home the bronze medal in women’s snowboard halfpipe at X Games Aspen in 2014. In addition to those podium finishes, Farrington’s contest results include placing fourth in the 2013 World Championships, and third and fifth place finishes in three World Cup contests in 2013. She was the 2012 U.S. Grand Prix overall champion and 2012 Dew Tour gold medalist for women’s snowboard halfpipe. Farrington’s first time on top of the podium was at the 2008 Junior World Championships where she took home silver.
Local residents and visitors to the resort are invited to participate in the “Slumber Party” weekend, and can reserve their spot for $80 USD per person. Reservations are limited to the first 35 participants ages 18 and under. Participants must snowboard at an intermediate or higher ability level, and have some experience using terrain park features. Participation includes Dollar Mountain lift tickets valid March 14-15, 2015, two sessions with the pros, social events, dinner Saturday evening, ice skating, Kaitlyn’s scavenger hunt, photo sessions and a special pair of Kaitlyn’s slumber party Monster jammies. There will also be opportunities to win prizes from some of Farrington’s sponsors, including Monster Energy Drink, Coca-Cola, Gnu, Giro, The North Face and Sun Valley Resort.
For those lodging at the resort over the weekend, a special lodging package is available from $139 USD per night, plus applicable taxes and fees on a first-come, first-served basis. For lodging reservations, call 1-800-786-8259 and mention “Kaitlyn’s Slumber Party” to receive special rates.
To register for Kaitlyn Farrington’s “Slumber Party” at Sun Valley Resort, contact Lauren at (208) 622-2189 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, or to plan a trip to Sun Valley Resort, visit www.sunvalley.com.