Crews getting the course ready at Canyons Resort (USSA-Tom Kelly)
PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 7) – The 2012 Sprint U.S. Grand Prix is coming to the Canyons Resort Feb. 9-12 featuring six-time X Games snowboardcross gold medalist Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA), 2011 SBX podium finisher Jonathan Cheever (Saugus, MA) and 2011 X Games skicross champion John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA). Finals for the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix skicross are set for Saturday, Feb. 11 with the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix SBX main event on Feb. 12.
Sprint U.S. Grand Prix returns to Canyons Resort for the second year.
U.S. Snowboarding is rolling off a sweep of the top four spots at X Games SBX with Nate Holland winning gold.
2011 X Games skicross champion John Teller will compete.
Each event will also determine the 2012 U.S. Champions.
The North Face Junior Jam slopestyle competition will take place Feb. 11.
Following Saturday’s medal presentation, Los Angeles-based Ozomatli will perform a free concert in the Canyons Resort Village.
I am pump to come back to Park City and race at Canyons. Park City has become a second home for me being that I have been training there for the last two years. I’ve also been able to enjoy their mountain biking in the fall. I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of course they have built. I am excited to put on a good show at my second home.
To be back at Canyons for the Grand Prix makes me pumped! My mental game is strong, because I get to see my parents and sleep in my own bed. The prize money is great and the top-notch course brings a strong international field. Spectators will be sure too see world-class racing.