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.
TransAm, TransWorld SNOWboarding's amateur snowboard contest series, is back tomorrow with a new course and the same fun vibes.
The 2nd Episode of I Ride Neff Land is here featuring Dylan Thompson and friends. Watch Dylan rip through the sweetest run on Earth!
The Sochi Games are just days away, and while we'll be rooting hard for every Team USA athlete - from the curlers to the figure skaters - we'll be cheering especially hard for 2 athletes in particular: because they're our very own! Slopestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg and slopestyle freeskier Joss Christensen are both Park City locals and both part of "I Ride Park City" All Stars. Both will be in medal contention, and we couldn't be prouder to have them as representatives to the world both of our mountain and their hometown of Park City.
The I Ride Park City series charges forward showcasing everything from small side hits to the giant walls of our Superpipe and larger jumps on the King's Crown run. Watch Hans and Nils Mindnich, Stevie Bell, Aaron Biittner, Sam Taxwood, Griffin Siebert, Johnny Brady, Parker Duke, Chris Grenier, Scotty Arnold, Austen Granger, Chris Beresford, Alex Rodway, and Nick Julius show you the diversity in features that I Ride Park City has to offer! Filmed and edited by Pat Fenelon.
There's no right or wrong way to hit this thing.
Photos from day two of the Men's Slopestyle in King's Crown Terrain Park at Park City Mountain Resort.
Enjoy the first episode of our new "I Ride Neff Land" series starring Sage Kotsenburg with special guest Max Warbington.
The 2014 Park City Grand Prix concluded with the naming of the first ever U.S. Freeskiing Olympic Team.
Photos from day one of the Men's Slopestyle in King's Crown Terrain Park at Park City Mountain Resort.
As the sun set beautifully over the Wasatch Mountains, our Eagle Superpipe was the scene of some equally amazing riding.
“I Ride Park City” All Stars Dominate Men’s Slopestyle at U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix in Park City, Utah
Park City Mountain Resort’s pro ski athletes dominated the Men’s Slopestyle finals on their home soil at today’s Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face.