Team Park City United formed in 2014 when three teams joined together: Axis Freeskiing, Park City Snowboard Team and Park City Freestyle. We provide year-round programming in freestyle skiing and snowboarding, freeskiing, big mountain and boardercross. Athletes range from 9 years old to 25 years old. Our programs range from development, where athletes learn critical skills in a less competitive environment, up to high-end competitive groups, where athletes are vying for US Team spots and sponsorships.
Board of Directors
Pat and his family moved to Utah in 1999 after spending 20 years in the resort management industry in Hawaii, having the opportunity to live on all the islands. He spent several years as General Manager of East West Resorts of Utah, a Colorado Based based property management company, managing rental property for second home owners. In late 2002 he and his partner formed Lespri Resorts with the purchase of East West Resorts of Utah, and since then have grown the company through acquisition into five markets including Jackson, Wyoming, Snowmass Village, Colorado, Whistler BC and Mt. Tremblant Quebec. Business activity in these markets also includes ownership of three restaurants including Lespri Prime Steak and Sushi Bar, located at Club Lespri here in Park City. Pat became involved with Park City Snowboard Team in 2010 when his son joined the team, followed by his daughter in 2012, and soon joined the team Board of Trustees, becoming President in 2013. With the consolidation of Axis Freeride, Park City Freestyle, and Park City Snowboard Team, he became Board President of the newly formed Team Park City United in October of 2015.
Philip N. Kaplan is the Park City School District Board of Education Member, representing District 1. He has diverse business operations expertise that includes four successful exits from both public and private companies and over a dozen mergers and acquisitions as a principal executive. Mr. Kaplan currently serves as Chairman of Alldigital Holdings, a digital media software company, as the managing partner of two businesses in the technology consulting and residential real estate sectors, and as a board member of online action sports company Surfline.com.
Martin Fox first moved to Park City in 1985 and he lives in Thaynes Canyon with his wife and 11 year-old daughter. Winner of the 2011 OIA Inspiration Award, Martin has over 30 years experience in the ski industry and outdoor industry. He is a PSIA Level 3 Ski Instructor and he has guided epic mountain and river adventures on five continents. Named one of the best leadership educators in the USA, Martin’s alter ego is a Cornell and Columbia trained Organizational Psychologist – helping cool leaders in 76 countries build high performance organizations that change the way our world works.
Christie Babalis is a Park City based transactional corporate attorney with 18 years experience encompassing global contracts and licensing agreements; transactions; mergers and acquisitions; operations; major construction projects; HOAs, master association and developer issues; land and development entitlements; resort development and operations; bonds; SEC filings; timeshare real estate auctions; real estate property tax issues; real estate leases; land use and zoning; e-business issues; FCC and public utility regulations; human resource and employment law; harassment and discrimination issues; risk management and insurance; corporate sustainability.