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Park City Mountain Resort to Host Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Snowboarding & Freeskiing Halfpipe and Paul Mitchell Progression Session Big Air Competitions January 30-February 2, 2013

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January 3, 2013


Park City Mountain Resort to Host Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Snowboarding & Freeskiing Halfpipe and Paul Mitchell Progression Session Big Air Competitions January 30-February 2, 2013

  • Snowboard Halfpipe Finals held Friday, February 1 and Ski Halfpipe Finals held Saturday, February 2
  • Competitions are part of the qualifying process for 2014 Winter Games’ Olympic Ski and Snowboard Halfpipe events
  • 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 3, 2013) –Park City Mountain Resort hosts the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Snowboarding and Freeskiing Halfpipe competitions February 1-2, 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.

“Park City Mountain Resort’s pipe is one of the best in the world and now that it is my official home resort, I am even more proud to compete here,” said Jen Hudak, a Park City All Star and Grand Prix Ski Halfpipe competitor.

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 Snowboard Halfpipe Finals taking place Friday, February 1 and Freeski Halfpipe Finals Saturday, February 2.

Also on the program, the Paul Mitchell Progression Session Big Air competition on Wednesday, January 30 is sure to be a fan favorite.

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.

A complete schedule of events can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/ParkCityGrandPrix. To apply for press credentials, please visit: http://www.irideparkcity.tv/iridepc/resort-info/gp/gp-media.html

Also that week, the world’s best aerial and moguls skiers compete in the 2013 FIS Visa Freestyle International Ski World Cup, hosted at Deer Valley Resort. All events are spectator-friendly and free to the public; a complete schedule of events can be viewed at www.deervalley.com/WhatToDo/Winter/FISWorldCup.

 

About “I Ride Park City”
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