March means one thing at Mammoth Mountain – Let the good times roll. With daylight savings right around the corner you are sure to experience sunny days, riding or skiing the numerous parks, chilling on the patio, music, events, goggle tans and much more. Right off the bat, the 2011 Sprint US Snowboarding Grand Prix, the longest running domestic snowboard tour, will stop at Mammoth Mountain on March 3-5, 2011 during its 15th season.
The riders will take to the half pipe on Saturday, March 5 and then unleash their slopestyle skills in the Unboud Terrain Park in the final Paul Mitchell Progression Session of the season.
You’ve seen them on TV, in magazines and in the videos, but now you can see the top snowboarders firsthand. Among those scheduled to appear include 2010 US Olympic Team members Louie Vito, Greg Bretz, Kelly Clark and Gretchen Bleiler – they’ll go big trying to get a piece of the almost $200,000 prize purse. Last season it was all about the double cork – check out this years Grand Prix to see how snowboarding has progressed in 2011!
Thursday: Halfpipe Qualifiers
Friday: Slopestyle Qualifiers and Finals
Saturday: Halfpipe Finals and Awards at the Main Lodge. US Team Autograph signings, after party at Hyde Lounge in the Vilage
and 8p.m. free concert with Warpaint, an all girl quarted from L.A.
Sunday: Weather day
2011 Sprint US Snowboarding Grand Prix event link: http://www.ussa.org/magnoliaPublic/ussa/en/events/snowboarding/competitions/grandprix
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