Project Big Air
Working in Collaboration
The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation and US Ski and Snowboard Association are working to expand a range of educational services to athletes, coaches, parents, administrators, and the community we serve, with the intent to honor Jeret “Speedy” Peterson and support mental health awareness in Park City and surrounding northern Utah areas.
The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation strives to create a safe and supportive environment for athletes of all ages and abilities to participate in sport. In collaboration with the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, we will be working to provide Mental Health First Aid training opportunities/local initiatives, expanding available resources, discussion of appropriate waiver language, and/or other methods to advance mental health awareness in the Olympic venue communities.
The New Facility
The new training pool includes seven, new sport-specific ramps for aerials, moguls, freeskiing, snowboarding and big air. There is no other facility like this in the world, placing Park City and the Utah Olympic Park at the forefront of skiing and snowboarding development. The total cost of the project was $3 million. It opened June of 2015.
Donation in Speedy's Memory
Project Big Air raised funds for the complete rebuild of the Utah Olympic Park’s new jumping facility, to serve and support future athletes and leaders of the community by providing youth with a space to learn, explore, develop and excel in athletics and in life. Jeret spent the majority of his athletic career training at this venue, building lasting friendships and developing the many positive characteristics for which he was loved, such as teamwork, courage, dedication and passion. With this contribution to Project Big Air, comes a partnership with the UOLF and USSA Foundation to deliver mental health education, including Mental Health First Aid courses to the Utah athletic community as well as a permanent memorial to Jeret’s legacy, in a place that he considered his second home.
Between 2014 and 2015, The Speedy Foundation donated $35,000 towards Project Big Air through the US Ski and Snowboard Association and the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation.