SPT Mountain Movers premieres tonight on NatGeo
The X Games courses, the Dew Tour courses—as sick as they are, they don’t just appear out of thin air. While some might take it for granted, these events’ elaborate setups are the result of careful planning and masterful craftsmanship by one group: Snow Park Technologies (SPT). A familiar brand among industry folk, SPT—led by Chris “Gunny” Gunnarson—remains widely unknown to the general public. But now, thanks to a new reality television series titled Mountain Movers, the world will have a chance to see how some of skiing’s world-class venues come to life.
SPT Mountain Movers, series teaser
As stated in the official press release, “Mountain Movers profiles the SPT crew’s every move—from battling with avalanche control to building a halfpipe in blizzard conditions. In each episode, we’ll see passion at work. No one understands how to move and shape snow like this team.” In 16 years of existence, SPT has designed and constructed more than 250 competition courses; among them are the courses you see annually at X Games in Aspen and Tignes, the Winter Dew Tour, and the Burton U.S. Open of Snowboarding.
The series kicks off tonight on NatGeo at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. This first season will feature eight episodes in total—airing each Thursday through late June. To quote that press release once again, prepare to see “metal, wood and snow… transformed into something Mother Nature never dreamed of.”
Mountain Movers TV Schedule:
Episode 1: Stairway to Hell
Airs: Thursday, May 9, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NatGeo.
Episode 2: The Meltdown
Airs: Thursday, May 16, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NatGeo.
Episode 3: The Big Time
Airs: Thursday, May 23, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NatGeo.
Episode 4: All Hands On Deck
Airs: Thursday, May 30, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NatGeo.
Episode 5: Bear Of A Job
Airs: Thursday, June 6, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NatGeo.
Episode 6: Monster Jump
Airs: Thursday, June 13, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NatGeo.
Episode 7: U.S. Open
Airs: Thursday, June 20, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NatGeo.
Episode 8: Judgement Day
Airs: Thursday, June 27, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NatGeo.
About the author:
Henrik Lampert loves hot dogs, backflips, the Boston Bruins and Norway. Twenty-seven years old and a Massachusetts native, he's the Editor of Freeskier Magazine and Freeskier.com—a proud staffer since 2010.