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Industry News 4/11/2018

Snow Park Tech Joins CA Productions Family of Companies



Industry Leading Consulting, Snow Build and Event Management Team for Action Sports Experiences On and Off Snow to Bring Knowledge, Services and Reputation to CA Productions

The veteran team at Snow Park Technologies (SPT), a consulting, snow building and event management team for action sports experiences on and off snow has joined CA Productions, part of the family of CA companies including CA Skateparks and CA RampWorks. SPT’s build crew and team of project managers will continue under the leadership of long-time SPT Vice President and General Manager Sarah Castaneda. SPT will continue to offer special project and event course builds, terrain park and half pipe construction, year-round project management and competition services including sport organizing, athlete services and course operations.

As the new President of SPT and CA Productions’ Event Operations, Sarah will continue to oversee the SPT brand including management of all SPT projects and services. In addition, she will be responsible for event operations for CA Productions, bringing SPT’s high level of organization and execution to the company. Sarah has been with SPT for the past 15 years, where she started her career with the company as its Marketing Coordinator. Since 2011, Sarah was SPT’s General Manager and Vice President.

“Joining with CA Productions presents new opportunities for our team at SPT to collaborate across multiple action sports categories, while also allowing us to continue to build and manage top tier global events and special projects,” said Sarah Castaneda. “Most importantly, our team at SPT will bring the high standards, services and reputation synonymous with our brand to our partnership with CA Productions, resulting in a greater benefit to our collective clients as we move forward.”

SPT’s core team of experienced park and pipe operators and event organizers have been involved with hundreds of clients and projects including ESPN X Games, Dew Tour, Burton US Open, Peace Park, Nitro World Games, Air + Style, Red Bull, Fenway Big Air, and many more.

“When I launched SPT in 1997, it was more of a concept than a company,” said SPT founder, Chris Gunnarson. “Together with this talented group of people, we built a brand that took us all over the world and helped shape an industry. It was a team effort that created what became SPT, and it is this team that will propel it into the future. As I move on, I couldn’t be more proud and excited to see where they will take SPT with their new partnership with CA Productions.”

SPT recently completed work on X Games Aspen, Dew Tour Breckenridge, Burton US Open and Air + Style LA, and will be involved with X Games Norway, Dew Tour Long Beach, X Games Minneapolis and Nitro World Games later this year.

“SPT not only consists of an experienced, talented team of creative event managers and builders, they have a strong reputation within the industry for their commitment, dedication and follow through,” said Brian Harper, Sr. Vice President for CA Productions and CA Skateparks. “Partnering with SPT was a no brainer for us. The opportunity for our teams to collaborate and leverage each others skill sets will only elevate the offering available to each of our clients in the future.”

Learn more about SPT at www.snowparktech.com, follow SPT on Instagram @snowparktech or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/snowparktech.

Learn more about CA Productions at www.caproductions.com.