“I Ride Park City” All Stars Dominate Men’s Slopestyle at U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix in Park City, Utah
* 3 “I Ride Park City” All Stars finish in top 5 in Men’s Slopestyle Finals
* All Star Alex Schlopy wins Men’s Slopestyle Finals, earns points toward Olympic Team Bid
* U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix continues at Park City Mountain Resort, culminating with the official naming ceremony for first ever U.S. Olympic Freeskiing Team Saturday night
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 – with three Park City All Stars finishing in the top five. PCMR athlete, and Park City native, Alex Schlopy finished atop the podium with a 92.20 score on his first run, punctuated by a phenomenal double 1620 off one of the course’s three jumps.
With his first place finish, Schlopy earns critical points toward qualifying for the first ever U.S. Olympic Freeskiing Team.
Fellow PC All Stars Joss Christensen finished fourth and McRae Williams fifth, with Bobby Brown and Gus Kenworthy finishing second and third, respectively. Bobby Brown clinched the second men’s slopestyle spot on the U.S. Freeskiing Team with his podium finish.
The final Slopestyle positions on the U.S. Olympic Freeskiing Team will be determined Saturday when Park City Mountain Resort hosts the Grand Prix’s fifth and final competition of the season. Halfpipe Olympic qualification points will also be awarded Friday and Saturday nights when PCMR’s Eagle Superpipe hosts the final Grand Prix Halfpipe events of the season.
Park City Mountain Resort then hosts the official naming ceremony for the first ever U.S. Olympic Freeskiing Team Saturday night. All events are free, open to the public and accessible by foot.
Day One Slopestyle Results:
The lines of jumps and rails at Park City offer up some of the best terrain park riding in the country and within the boundaries of the groomers set by the illustrious PC Park Staff is the sweetest zone of all, Neffland. In episode 3 of I Ride Neffland, IRPC presents a variety pack of top tier locals, including Blaze Kotsenburg, Gus Warbington, Griffin Siebert, Aaron Biitner, and Shane Wright, who exhibit technical trickery on a variety of features in Neff’s candy-themed park.
*Rescheduled for Saturday March 8 due to conditions* The University of Utah presents the 2014 NCAA Championships.
The Bartender’s Cup is fun, community event celebrating bar and restaurant employees. Teams of 4 will compete in an on-mountain/off-mountain obstacle course testing both speed & skill behind the bar and on the slopes. Up to 16 teams will compete in a head-to-head bracketed battle for bragging rights, with one team taking home the coveted Bartenders’ Cup.
We're back with Episode 5 of the I Ride Park City series. Watch Alex Sherman, CodY Rosenthal, Griffin Siebert, Christian Connors, Jack Dawe, Merrick Joyce, and Ozzy Henning session new features on upper 3 Kings and Pick N Shovel runs. Filmed and Edited by Pat Fenelon.
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We put together a stairset to match the one on the Sochi Winter Games slopestyle course. It looks like practice makes perfect.
The Grand Prix was an amazing event and it was truly incredible to see what those athletes could do. But the best part is that they left the course up for everyone else to enjoy. Enjoyment might be an understatement though. Featuring the talents of McRae Williams, Lucas Wachs, Joey Van Der Meer, Tom Wallisch, Steve Stepp, John Kutcher, Luka Melloni, Dale Talkington, Dylan Ferguson, Andy Partridge, Dylan Sondrup, and Tim McChesney.