Mt. Bachelor, OR—For the 10th year, Mt. Bachelor will host a U.S. Snowboarding event as the second stop of the Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix will be relocated to the Oregon resort.
Previously slated for Mountain Creek, NJ, organizers were forced to move the event due to unseasonable temperatures throughout the east coast. Mt. Bachelor will pick up both the halfpipe competition and the Paul Mitchell Progression Session slopestyle on Feb. 3-4, the originally scheduled dates of competition.
“It was difficult to move from Mountain Creek, because they’ve been such a solid Grand Prix venue, but if somebody has to step up, we’re fortunate it was Mt. Bachelor,” said Grand Prix Director Eric Webster. “Both the halfpipe and slopestyle are consistently world class and super spectator friendly, plus they’ve had excellent snowfall. Mt. Bachelor has hosted outstanding Grand Prix events in the past and I’m sure they will deliver a quality event in February.”
In addition, Mt. Bachelor will host the Chevrolet Revolution Tour just one week after the Grand Prix, which will create a full week of snowboarding, showcasing both the elite riders and the up and coming riders in the U.S. added Webster.
“Mt. Bachelor is pleased to welcome the Grand Prix back to our resort,” comments Mt. Bachelor President Dan Rutherford. “The caliber of the snowboard athletes this event attracts is bar none and we are honored to have them as competitors and guests. Every year the Grand Prix proves to be an exciting addition to our event line up. We are confident this year will be no exception.”
For complete details on the Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix tour, log on to www.ussnowboarding.com/grandprix
Remaining Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix Dates:
Feb. 2-4 – Mt. Bachelor, OR
– Saturday, Feb. 3 – Halfpipe Qualifiers and Finals
– Sunday, Feb. 4 – Slopestyle Qualifiers and Finals
Feb. 24-25 – Tamarack, ID:
– Saturday, Feb. 24 – 22-foot Halfpipe
– Sunday, Feb. 25 – Snowboardcross (part of the Visa U.S. Snowboardcross Championships)
The 2007 Chevrolet Revolution Tour:
Jan. 26-28 – Copper Mountain, CO – HP, SS, SBX, Rail
Feb. 9-11 – Mt. Bachelor, OR – HP, SS, SBX
Feb. 16-18 – Spirit Mountain, MN – HP, SS, SBX, Rail (*new date)
Mar. 2-4 – Okemo, VT – HP, SS, SBX
June 21-22 – Mt. Hood, OR – HP, SS
The Chevrolet Revolution Tour is powered by Burton, Bonfire, Dakine, Smith, Swix, Snowboard Magazine and Barilla.