National Geographic is set to take fans of extreme sports behind the scenes to see what goes into making these sports competitions.
"Mountain Movers" will follow the real-life drama that centers on the making of insane extreme sports courses. The series is produced and created by Jason Carbone ("Run's House", "Tia & Tamera") and Chris 'Gunny' Gunnarson, the latter being the ESPN Winter X Games course designer and owner/president of Snow Park Technologies.
"Snow Park Technologies works in the most remote locations under extreme conditions, exactly the type of programming Nat Geo is famous for," Carbone explained. "From avalanche control to building a half-pipe in blizzard conditions, 'Mountain Movers' is going to take the viewer to locations and place them in experiences that are truly one of a kind."
Gunnarson's crew is behind the construction and design of more than 250 competition courses, including the Winter X Games and World Snowboard Championships. "Building snow parks is tricky business under the best of conditions; Mountain Movers is about taking on the big challenges and having the right tools to get the job done," Gunnarson said.
"When athletes like Shaun White, Louie Vito and Danny Davis perform freestyle tricks in the halfpipe, it is one of the most exciting things you'll see in sports," said Chris Perry, U.S. vp Chevrolet Marketing, which is serving as co-production partner on the series. "'Mountain Movers' is a great fit for Chevrolet, because it’s authentic. The show's hardworking, dedicated crew overcomes the odds each week using skill and creativity to design and build world class winter action sports venues."