Paul Mitchell Progression Session Big Air Wraps Grand Prix Day #1
A big first day of competition at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Halfpipe in the superpipe was capped off in the biggest way possible - the Paul Mitchell Progression Session Big Air. Snowboarders and freeskiers threw hammers for over 90 minutes, trying to outdo each other on a massive 85-foot jump while a hyped crowd watched below.
Riders impressed the judges and crowd alike, showing everyone exactly why the event is called the Progression Session.
Gus Kenworthy with a tailgrab on his way to winning Men's Freeski Big Air
Winners were crowned for both skiers and riders, scroll below for a look at the podium finishers.
WOMEN'S FREESKI - 1st: Tiril Sjastad Christainsen; 2nd: Alexi Micinski; 3rd: Catherine Warcal
MEN'S FREESKI - 1st: Gus Kenworthy; 2nd: Alex Schlopy; 3rd: Joss Christensen
WOMEN'S SNOWBOARD - 1st: Stephanie Sue Feld
MEN'S SNOWBOARD - 1st: Kyle Mack; 2nd: Ryan Stassel; 3rd: Mark Hoyt
Stay tuned as we keep you updated all week as the Grand Prix Halfpipe events continue. Tomorrow, the freeskiers get their turn to battle for spots in Saturday's final.
It was a crazy good time for the opening of Neff Land - check these pix out if you don't believe us.
Saturday evening was a perfect night to grab a chair under the stars on Town Lift Plaza and catch the world premiere of our original snowboard film, "IRPC" - and it turns out a whole lot of you agreed. Chairs went early and our crowd spilled into standing-room-only sections around the plaza deck before overflowing back onto Town Bridge over Park Ave. What a crowd! The film, shot entirely in the terrain parks at Park City Mountain Resort, proves anything is possible when it comes to the creative riding going on here. Did you miss the film's debut, or just can't wait to see it again? "IRPC" will be released in sneak peek edits, once a week through October, right here at the blog before posting in its full length November 1. Check it out!
Utah has always been known as a state that breeds talented rail slayers. The Friday Night Jib Fights series showed that there is no changing of the guard in the future. These kids are determined and know how to drop some hammers.
Blaze Kotsenburg enjoying the sun with a backlip to firecracker.
A quick little handplant session with Griffin Siebert in upper 3 Kings.
Rocky Maloney documents Tim Gage, McRae Williams, Joss Christensen and crew getting dirty on the street-style 24 stairset in 3 Kings.
February has seen some solid night sessions and a gnarly jump line in Quicksilver. Enjoy these selects from the past month and get ready for a night edit from "I Ride Park City" dropping this week.
Tom Wallisch and Joss Christensen enjoying the hefty new jump line on Quicksilver Run.
Quite simply Bode Merrill is the man. He doesn't need two feet strapped in to drop hammers.
Halldor Helgason spent the past few days ripping around the 3 Kings Park at I Ride Park City!