New Olympic Qualifications Confirmed For Mammoth Mountain

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 15, 2014 3:09 pm

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has now confirmed the addition of new Olympic snowboarding qualification events to replace the canceled events from last weekend. The cancellations last weekend at Breckenridge were due to heavy snow and low visibility.  The decision to add these new replacement qualification events on Thursday and Friday as part of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain were not favored by all, but the plan was approved by the U.S. Olympic Committee.

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Mammoth Mountain Grand Prix Slopestyle course from 2012. Photo: Sarah Brunson | U.S. Snowboarding

shaun_white_6-grand prix-photo by Sarah Brunson

Shaun White boosting during Halfpipe Finals at Sprint Grand Prix in Park City, Utah. Photo: Sarah Brunson | U.S. Snowboarding

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Mammoth Mountain Grand Prix Slopestyle course during 2012. Photo: Sarah Brunson U.S. Snowboarding

 

New schedule goes as follows:

Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain (all times local, PST)
Thursday, Jan. 16
9:30-11:00 a.m. – Slopestyle Final – U.S. Olympic qualification #3
1:30-3:00 p.m. – Slopestyle Final – U.S. Olympic qualification #4

Friday, Jan. 17
9:30-10:45 a.m. – Halfpipe Final – U.S. Olympic qualification #3
12:10-2:30 p.m. – Halfpipe Final – U.S. Olympic qualification #4

Saturday, Jan. 18
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Slopestyle Final – U.S. Olympic qualification #5

Sunday, Jan. 19
11:40 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – Halfpipe Final – U.S. Olympic qualification #5
Announcement of team nominations to follow.

 

For more information on the Sprint US Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, click here.

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