Living the Dream and Moving Mountains: Meet ‘Gunny’ of Snow Park Technologies

Tonight is the series premiere of Mountain Movers, and we’re following the elite Snow Park Technologies team as they build some of the most epic winter sports courses around the country. But first, we want you to get to know the boss himself—SPT owner, founder, and creator, Chris “Gunny” Gunnarson.

Growing up in San Diego, California, Gunny took a strong liking to all board sports, both skate and surf. But once he tried snowboarding, he knew he’d found his passion; and eventually, he even went pro. But Gunny was more than just a SoCal adrenaline junkie. At a young age he became interested in the infrastructure necessary to fuel his snow sport passion and fascinated with the concept of moving tons of frozen water to create winter wonderlands. Thus, Snow Park Technologies was born.

Now an iconic and highly respected name in the snow sports industry, SPT began by consulting and contracting with snow resorts, events, film productions, and beyond in locations all over the world. As the demand for snow parks and world-class event courses grew, so did the business. After 14 years of traveling the globe, Gunny has assembled an all-star cast of snow-business veterans. They are the best of the best, which is why no other company has come close to SPT’s level of success and industry-defining standard.

Known for his leadership skills, Gunny is the man to keep things in line and his crew motivated. He’s intense, takes conflict head-on, and isn’t afraid to tell people his opinion. He’s a workaholic and closely involved with everything happening at SPT. Although he takes his work extremely seriously and expects perfection, everyone loves working for him, admires his integrity and what he has done for the snow sport world.

Tonight on the series premiere of Mountain Movers, Gunny has lined up the Dew Tour build in Breckenridge, Colo. SPT will be designing the half-pipe and slope courses for this premiere event of the winter season. Their main focus will be creating a massive, Mountain Dew signature stairset and rail feature that will contain the biggest wall they’ve ever built. Undoubtedly, with a feature of this size, problems arise.

Tune in to Mountain Movers: Stairway to Hell tonight at 8P and be sure to follow @GunnySPT on Twitter and follow the conversation with hashtag #mountainmovers.