When Shaun White, Louie Vito, and Danny Davis perform freestyle tricks in the halfpipe, all eyes are on them. But have you ever looked beyond the athlete and wondered who sets the stage for these awe-inspiring events?
New series Mountain Movers follows Chris “Gunny” Gunnarson and the Snow Park Technologies (SPT) team as they design and build some of the most impressive winter sports projects across the nation. Whether creating a remote private training facility for a high profile athlete, building the perfect half-pipe for the ESPN Winter X Games, or constructing a terrain park at a major winter resort, these larger-than-life snow-sculptors battle the elements to amp up the thrill of snow sports everywhere.
This series captures the stressful and unpredictable reality of what this team of experts face every year as they narrowly escape avalanches and fight against Mother Nature as she threatens to derail their projects. Mountain Movers gives a behind-the-scenes look into the world’s biggest, toughest, and most innovative projects on snow. It takes insane drive to literally move mountains and create astonishing features out of snow and steel. We capture every part of the process from the designing and planning to the install challenges, and the mechanical failures in between. These guys work a demanding job around the clock with the utmost passion and craftsmanship in the most brutal weather conditions, and somehow manage to hit unrealistic deadlines.
Mountain resorts, event producers and world-class athletes know that Gunny and his SPT crew are the best at what they do. No one understands how to move and shape the snow like this team, and now you have a chance to see first-hand what makes this team so special.
Look out for all-new series Mountain Movers, coming this May.