Sochi spots on the line in Grand Prix |

Sochi spots on the line in Grand Prix

USSA News Bureau
Mirjam Jaeger skis in the 2013 U.S. Grand Prix at PCMR. Tyler Cobb/The Park Record

Tickets to Sochi will be on the line for snowboarding and the newest Olympic sport of freeskiing in America’s longest-standing winter action sports tour, the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix.

The Grand Prix also incorporates the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face with freeskiing events. The 18th season of the Grand Prix will feature stops at Colorado’s Copper Mountain Resort and Northstar California Resort with the final Olympic Freeskiing Team being announced after double events at Park City Mountain Resort and snowboarding at California’s Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

The series will feature both halfpipe and slopestyle at every tour stop with each event counting towards Olympic selection. Halfpipe and slopestyle skiing, along with slopestyle snowboarding, will make their Olympic debut in Sochi.

"Park City Mountain Resort has a long history of supporting the U.S. Olympic movement, and has been proud to support the U.S. Freeskiing Team since its inception," said Matt Gebo, PCMR’s director of marketing and communications. "With a terrain park scene consistently ranked among the best in North America, we are the perfect host for the naming ceremony for the first-ever U.S. Olympic Freeskiing Team and are honored to help introduce a new class of dynamic athletes to the world."

The Grand Prix will make its stop at PCMR from Jan. 17 to 19.

2013-14 Spring U.S. Grand Prix Schedule

Copper Mountain, Dec. 18-22, 2013 (Grand Prix Tour Opener)

Northstar California Resort, Jan. 9-12, 2014

Park City Mountain Resort, Jan. 17-19, 2014 (Grand Prix Freeskiing Finale)

Mammoth Mountain, Jan. 17-19, 2014 (Grand Prix Snowboarding Finale)

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