Tickets to Sochi Will Be On the Line for Snowboarding and the Newest Olympic Sport of Freeskiing

Posted By: Emily Bates on May 17, 2013 3:28 pm

America’s longest standing winter action sports tour, the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, will have tickets on the line for snowboarding and the newest Olympic sport of freeskiing.

“The Grand Prix is the longest running series in the US, and from that experience they put on some of the best events out there. The Olympic qualification events are in good hands with the Grand Prix and I am looking forward to the Olympic season.” – Kelly Clark, Olympic Halfpipe Snowboarding Champion

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Tucker Perkins during the Halfpipe finals at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix in Park City, Utah. Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Freeskiing

The Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by North Face will also see freeskiing events in collaboration with the Spring U.S. Grand Prix. In it’s 18th season, the Grand Prix will host stops at Colorado’s Copper Mountain Resort and Northstar California Resort with the final Olympic Freeskiing Team being announced after double events at Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort and snowboarding at California’s Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

“It’s great to have the Grand Prix in Park City. Competing at my home hill is awesome and I am sure PCMR will put on an amazing event. It’s pretty cool that we get to have this sweet Grand Prix that helps with the U.S. Olympic Team selection in America!” -Tom Wallisch, AFP Slopestyle Champion

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Matt Margetts during the Halfpipe finals at the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix in Park City, Utah. Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Freeskiing

Every tour stop will see exciting action at both the halfpipe and slopestyle that will each count towards Olympic selection.

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As a college graduate from California State University, Long Beach, Emily enters the world with a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies and a passion for surfing, cultural diversity and serving others.


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