Its been 23 years since Atlanta hosted the Olympics and with the Georgia heat, no one could ever fathom The Peach State being home to any type of winter sports. Although we do usually get a tiny bit of snow each year, our time to make snow angels and have snowball fights is extremely limited. This year that could all change because SunTrust Park in Atlanta is transforming into a winter wonderland for a skiing and snowboarding competition

SunTrust Park, housed in popular hangout spot The Battery, is now the home stadium for our beloved Braves (chop on). The tables are definitely turning from sun-soaked seats in the stadium to a cold and snowy mini Olympics setup. 

U.S. Ski & Snowboard and the Atlanta Braves are collabing to bring us "Visa Big Air at SunTrust Park" on Dec. 20 and Dec. 21. The winter event will be a sanctioned FIS Snowboard and Freeski World Cup, which is held in Utah. A 15-story steel scaffold jump structure will be installed in the stadium, making you feel like you're actually in Deer Valley. 

There will be 800 tons of snow brought to the stadium, turning our heat-tarnished state into a realistic northern mountain range.

To add to the hype, actual Olympians will be competing, including skiers Julia Krass, Maggie Voisin, and two-time Olympic medalist, Nick Goepper.

Olympic gold medalists Red Gerard, Jamie Anderson and the 2018-19 FIS Snowboard Overall Crystal Globe Winner Chris Corning will represent the U.S. Snowboard Team.

You'll see the athletes perform jaw-dropping tricks 70 feet in the air after launching themselves at jump speeds of 40 MPH.  Pack up your parkas and bring your binoculars because you are in for a cold and snowy treat filled with winter sports that will have you wondering if you're actually in Georgia. You can even get tickets for as low as $25.

Looking for some more winter fun? You can't miss this magical winter wonderland Christmas pop-up bar also in December. To experience some actual adventure yourself, you can dig for gold 200 feet underground in this North Georgia cave.

 

Visa Big Air at SunTrust Park

Price: $25-$75

When: Dec. 20-21

Address: 755 Battery Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

Why You Need To Go: To get a taste of the winter Olympics right here in ATL by watching professional athletes do amazing tricks in a snowy winter wonderland. 


 

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