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Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Coming to Breckenridge

Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Coming to Breckenridge

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2013-12-20 07:33
 

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 20) – The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, America’s top tour for freeskiing and snowboarding, is coming to Breckenridge Ski Resort Jan. 8-12. The second stop on the Grand Prix tour will be among five events being used to qualify the 2014 Olympic Team for freeskiing and snowboarding. The tour stop for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s Grand Prix and an International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle World Cup for freeskiing was moved from Northstar California Resort to Breck because of its competition-ready venue already in place. Despite quality snow conditions at Northstar, the region was not getting sufficiently cold temperatures for snowmaking teams to ensure the huge production of snow required for building a competition halfpipe and slopestyle venue. Breckenridge recently played host to the opening qualifier at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships. The event will feature top international athletes and will be broadcast on NBC and NBCSN.

 


 

Biggest Broadcast Schedule Ever for Grand Prix

Biggest Broadcast Schedule Ever for Grand Prix

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2013-12-19 12:02
 

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 19) – The race for spots on the 2014 Olympic snowboarding and freeskiing team will continue with broadcast coverage on NBC and NBCSN plus live streaming at each tour stop beginning with this weekend’s event at Copper Mountain. NBC and NBCSN will combine for 16 hours of coverage on the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix including live broadcasts from the tour finales for freeskiing at Park City Mountain Resort and snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain. Live streaming of each finals event at Copper Mountain will available throughout North America at ussnowboarding.com and usfreeskiing.com as top stars of the sport look to clinch the first spots on the 2014 Olympic Team. As International Ski Federation World Cups, the field sizes are among the largest ever with around 35 nations expected.

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Olympic Qualifiers Continue at Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix

Olympic Qualifiers Continue at Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix

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2013-12-17 08:28
 

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 17) – Top freeskiing athletes from the USA converge at the second of five Olympic qualification events and the opening of the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix Series Presented by The North Face, part of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix tour, at Copper Mountain Dec. 20-21. The athletes will compete in the FIS World Cup event with a field of international athletes, while also continuing the quest for spots on the first-ever U.S. Olympic Team for halfpipe and slopestyle skiing. The Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix will air on NBC and NBCSN. See below for a complete competition and TV schedule.

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Wise Clinches First Olympic Qualifier Victory

Wise Clinches First Olympic Qualifier Victory

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2013-12-14 21:05
 

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 15) – Two-time X Games gold medalist David Wise (Reno, NV) led a full-throttle U.S. sweep of the first-ever halfpipe skiing Olympic qualifier under the lights at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships Saturday night. Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) and Lyman Currier (Boulder, CO) secured the sweep after battling it out for second and third. Lead qualifier Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) sat out the final after a crash in the practice round. All three remain in striking position as the five-stop Olympic qualification series moves to Copper Mountain for the Visa U.S. Grand Prix Presented by The North Face on Dec. 20-21.

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Mammoth Set for Pre-Olympic Training Camps

Mammoth Set for Pre-Olympic Training Camps

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2013-05-20 09:49
 

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (May 20, 2013) – Top Olympic skiers and snowboarders will be heading to California’s Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in the lead up to Sochi. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named Mammoth Mountain as an Official Training Ground for U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding, providing valuable spring and fall training camps for U.S. athletes through 2019 including Olympics in Sochi and PyeongChang. U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding Pro Teams will be based at Mammoth Mountain’s Unbound Terrain Park this November to prepare for the Olympic season. Freeskiing and snowboarding athletes, along with members of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team including World Champions Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin, have been training in Mammoth this month to kickoff the summer preparation season.

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Mammoth Set for Pre-Olympic Training Camps

Mammoth Set for Pre-Olympic Training Camps

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2013-05-20 09:38
 

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (May 20, 2013) – Top Olympic skiers and snowboarders will be heading to California’s Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in the lead up to Sochi. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named Mammoth Mountain as an Official Training Ground for U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding, providing valuable spring and fall training camps for U.S. athletes through 2019 including Olympics in Sochi and PyeongChang. U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding Pro Teams will be based at Mammoth Mountain’s Unbound Terrain Park this November to prepare for the Olympic season. Freeskiing and snowboarding athletes, along with members of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team including World Champions Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin, have been training in Mammoth this month to kickoff the summer preparation season.

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Sochi Spots On Line in Grand Prix

Sochi Spots On Line in Grand Prix

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2013-05-13 12:02
 

PARK CITY, UT (May 13) – Tickets to Sochi will be on the line for snowboarding and the newest Olympic sport of freeskiing in America’s longest standing winter action sports tour, the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix. The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix also incorporates the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face with freeskiing events. The 18th season of the Grand Prix will feature stops at Colorado’s Copper Mountain Resort and Northstar California Resort with the final Olympic Freeskiing Team being announced after double events at Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort and snowboarding at California’s Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. The series will feature both halfpipe and slopestyle at every tour stop with each event counting towards Olympic selection. Halfpipe and slopestyle skiing, along with slopestyle snowboarding, will make their Olympic debut in Sochi.

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Yater-Wallace 2nd and Wise 3rd

Yater-Wallace 2nd and Wise 3rd

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2013-03-25 13:44
 

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 25) – At the conclusion of the FIS World Cup halfpipe season Monday, Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt,CO) stood second and David Wise (Reno, NV) third in the halfpipe standings, yielding the globe to Canadian buddy/rival Mike Riddle. The men’s final was canceled due to fog, so officials used qualifier scores as the final. As a result, Aaron Blunck (Crested Butte, CO) finished fifth, the top finisher for U.S. Freeskiing, while Riddle took the top spot.

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Yater-Wallace Gold in Tignes

Yater-Wallace Gold in Tignes

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2013-03-22 16:20
 

TIGNES, France (March 22) - In a repeat of X Games Tignes 2012, Torin Yater-Wallace (Basalt, CO) took the gold medal and left silver for David Wise (Reno, NV). Yater-Wallace’s smooth, versatile bag of tricks won out to Wise’s slightly less clean, but technical run. Women's halfpipe finals followed and Maddie Bowman (South Lake Tahoe, CA) won bronze, her first medal at X Games Tignes. Marie Martinod-Routin from France took the gold in the women’s final.

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