Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix Wrap Up
Huge crowds, incredible athletes, great venues, wonderful weather - enough said - the VISA U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face was awesome!
This past Saturday was the final day of competition and each of the four events had huge implications for the naming of the first ever U.S. Freeskiing Olympic Team.
In slopestyle, Park City All-Star Joss Christensen claimed victory in Day Two's Mens Slopestyle competition, while youngster Julia Krass grabbed the top spot in Day Two's Women's Slopestyle. But, in even bigger news Gus Kenworthy and Keri Herman joined Bobby Brown, Nick Goepper and Devin Logan on the U.S.Slopestyle Olympic Team.
Under the lights, in the Eagle Superpipe, local Angeli Van Laanan scored top marks in Day Two Ladies' Halpipe while Lyman Currier grabbed the win in a tightly contested matchup with Aaron Blunck and Gus Kenworthy in Day Two Men's Halfpipe. For the Halpipe team Angeli, Maddie Bownman and Brita Sigourney made up the Women's Olympic Team while both Aaron and Lyman join David Wise on the Men's Halfpipe Team.
Congratulations to the Freeskiing Team and we look forward to seeing you all shine in Sochi!
We saw too much style from the skiers in the park last year to not give them their due. They grab the spotlight in the "IRPC" sequel's premiere outdoors and under the stars September 14.
The beast is open and ready for business. With one of the earliest openings on record, the 22-foot Eagle Superpipe is the 5th superpipe in the U.S. to open this season.
Newest Park City All Star Joss Christensen putting in some laps before he left to compete in this weeks Dew Tour.