Park City Mountain Resort to Host Sprint U.S. Grand Prix

Snowboarding  Competition January 30-February 2, 2013

Snowboarding Halfpipe Finals held Friday, February 1

Part of the qualifying process for 2014 Winter Games

Paul Mitchell Progression Session Big Air competition held Wednesday, January 30

Contest for VIP Grand Prix experience being hosted on “I Ride Park City” Facebook page

Park City, Utah (January 4, 2013) –Park City Mountain Resort hosts the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Snowboarding and Freeskiing Halfpipe competitions January 30 – February 2, 2013 in its Eagle Superpipe. Some of the world’s best snowboarders and freeskiers are expected to take advantage of the opportunity to earn points toward qualifying for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, which will include halfpipe medal events for both snowboarders and freeskiers.  All events are free to the public and spectator-friendly.

2010 Snowboarding Halfpipe Olympian and 2013 Grand Prix competitor Louie Vito shared his own excitement,“I love coming back to Park City, home of the 2002 Olympics, for a Grand Prix.  You take a great contest series like the Grand Prix and put it where the historic USA Olympic Sweep happened and it is just a cool feeling being there.”

Qualifying and semi-final rounds begin Wednesday, January 30, with Snowboarding Halfpipe Finals taking place Friday, February 1. Also on the program, the Paul Mitchell Progression Session Big Air competition on Wednesday, January 30 is sure to be a fan favorite. A complete schedule of events can be viewed at:http://bit.ly/ParkCityGrandPrix.

 

A sweepstakes for a VIP Grand Prix guest experience – including inside access, lift tickets and lodging – is being hosted now on the resort’s

“I Ride Park City” Facebook page.