New Date Announced for Sprint U.S. Grand Prix
Park City Mountain Resort has long been known as having one of the best superpipes in the world. By hosting top competitions and serving as the training ground to the best athletes in the world, the Eagle Superpipe is continuously ranked by industry publications as being the best of the best. In order to ensure the same quality halfpipe this season, we and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association have decided to reschedule the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix to February 1 – 2, 2013 (originally scheduled to be held December 21 – 22).
Park City All Star Torah Bright rides the Eagle Superpipe (photo: Rob Mathis)
The Grand Prix includes International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup competitions for both halfpipe skiing and snowboarding, and is an Olympic Halfpipe qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Games for both events. The event will also include the Paul Mitchell Progression Session Big Air event Wednesday, January 29.
Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Park City Mountain Resort
Mon. Jan. 28 - Training
Tue. Jan. 29 – Training
Wed. Jan. 30 – Halfpipe snowboarding qualifying; Paul Mitchell Progression Session
Thu. Jan. 31 – Halfpipe skiing qualifying
Fri. Feb. 1 – Halfpipe snowboarding finals
Sat. Feb. 2 – Halfpipe skiing finals
The cold weather in the forecast has the snowmaking and park crews ready to work. Stay tuned for park and pipe updates and openings!
3 Kings was set ablaze this past week and the park crew kept us guessing as to what sweet feature would be put in next. Enjoy our 50th opening week!
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.