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!
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The 4th stop of the Friday Night Jib Fights rail jam series.
Enjoy the 2nd episode of the Neff Land series. Cruise through the park with Sam Taxwood, Ben Bilodeau, Stevie Bell, Christian Hobush, Brandon Hobush and Dylan Thompson. Filmed and edited by Dave Trevino.
Kicking a little throwback love to some of our favorite IRPC edits from recent years.
If you missed the U.S. Halfpipe Grand Prix on NBC, we got you covered with a handful of videos from the event.
Dan Brisse has completely changed the game of urban snowboarding conquering the heaviest rail and gap setups around with a calculated and precise approach. Brisse's "Always down" mentality resonates well with the rest of the Absinthe Films shred crew including Travis Rice, JP Solberg, Bode Merrill, and Nicolas Muller. There is nothing better than having a guy pumped to shovel jumps all day only to be equally excited to hit them!
The last and final jump in Kings Crown, 81 feet from lip to knuckle.
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One of the most prolific well-rounded riders apparent from his parts with Absinthe Films, his X Games Real Snow video parts, to hammers in the streets. Just listen to Travis Rice, JP Solberg and Romain de Marchi describing Bode's style and raw talent. Dan Brisse sums Bode up in describing his backside double-cork 1080 he threw down first try in Absinthe's Neverland.