Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Comes to the Eagle Superpipe
The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Snowboarding and Freeskiing Halfpipe competitions come to Park City Mountain Resort next week - where the Eagle Superpipe is ready and waiting for some of the world's best halfpipe athletes. Louie Vito, Gretchen Bleiler, Simon Dumont, Jen Hudak and Alex Schlopy are just some of the big names scheduled to compete in next week's events.
Qualifying points for the snowboarding and freeskiing halfpipe Olympic events in Sochi, Russia next year are on the line, so expect big-time style to be shown. Best of all, all the events are free and spectator-friendly!
The Paul Mitchell Progression Session Big Air competition is also on the program for Wednesday, January 30 and will surely be a fan favorite. After the Big Air, make your way to Park City's Historic Main Street for a free concert headlined by Cold War Kids, followed immediately by a fireworks show.
Here are the highlights for the week, you can view a complete schedule HERE:
Monday, January 28 - Training
Tuesday, January 29 - Training
Wednesday, January 30 - Halfpipe Snowboarding Qualifiers; Paul Mitchell Progression Session Big Air Competition (5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)
Thursday, January 31 - Halfpipe Freeskiing Qualifiers
Friday, February 1 - Halfpipe Snowboarding Finals (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Saturday, February 2 - Halfpipe Freeskiing Finals (11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Enter the contest on our Facebook page to experience the Grand Prix like a VIP with lift tickets, access to VIP events and lodging! Entries must be in by 9:00 pm MST January 24, you can check out all the rules here.
The Eagle Superpipe is the next stop on the ride to Sochi - we'll see you there next week!
Say your prayers and come get religious at The Holy Bowly!
King Midas visit and now you're good as gold!
Bring your spacesuit because you're going straight to the moon.
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.
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.
Enjoy the first episode of our new "I Ride Neff Land" series starring Sage Kotsenburg with special guest Max Warbington.
We're back with the 3rd episode, watch the 3 Kings park and Eagle Superpipe get attacked by Danny Davis, Torah Bright, Sage Kotsenburg, Blaze Kotsenburg, Sam Taxwood, Hans Mindnich, Nils Mindnich, Ozzy Henning, Harrison Gordon, Scotty Arnold and Alex "Wizard" Sherman.