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Colorado Looks to Host Olympic Qualifiers in Months Leading up to 2018 Winter Olympics

Press release from Colorado Ski Country USA

“DENVER – November 15, 2017 – Come February, all eyes will be on the Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. In the months leading up to the Olympics, Colorado Ski Country USA resorts across the state will host Olympic qualifiers and celebrate with Olympic-themed events including races, Olympiads, sendoffs for athletes competing in the games and lessons led by former Olympians.

"Colorado is excited to host these prestigious Olympic qualifying events and support the many athletes who live and train here who will be competing in South Korea," said Melanie Mills, president and CEO of Colorado Ski Country USA. "Our world-class ski resorts receive consistently great snow, making Colorado the perfect location for Olympic athletes to train and compete or for Olympic obsessed guests to visit during the winter."

Olympic Qualifiers

Copper Mountain will host the first snowboarding and freeskiing halfpipe events of the 2018 Winter Olympics during the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix. 2018 Olympic hopefuls will compete on Copper's world-renowned parks and pipes for an opportunity to travel to PyeongChang, South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Fans and spectators are welcome to cheer on competitors at the following events:

December 6: Halfpipe skiing qualification
December 7: Halfpipe snowboarding qualification
December 8: Halfpipe skiing finals; big air snowboarding qualification
December 9: Halfpipe snowboarding finals
December 10: Big air snowboarding finals

For the first time in 20 years, Snowmass will be a stop on Olympic hopefuls’ road to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Snowmass will host the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix for five skiing and snowboarding qualifing events from January 10-14, 2018 when guests can root for their favorites in the following competitions:

January 10: Halfpipe skiing and slopestyle snowboarding qualification
January 11: Slopestyle skiing and halfpipe snowboarding qualification
January 12: Halfpipe skiing and slopestyle snowboarding finals
January 13: Slopestyle skiing and halfpipe snowboarding finals
January 14: Slopestyle skiing qualification and finals

Aspen will also host the ESPN Winter X Games from January 25-28.”

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