Park City Mountain Resort to Host Sprint U.S. Snowboarding & Freeskiing Grand Prix Feb 27-March 1, 2015

February 17 2015

Park City, Utah (February 2015) – Park City Mountain Resort hosts many of the world’s best snowboarders and freekiers when the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding & Freeskiing Grand Prix returns for three days of competition February 27-March 1, 2015.

 

Slopestyle competitions will be held in the Resort’s King’s Crown Terrain Park on February 27 while the 22’ Eagle Superpipe will host halfpipe events February 28-March 1.

 

A stacked list of athletes scheduled to compete includes 2014 Olympic Ski Slopestyle gold medalist and Park City All Star Joss Christensen.

 

“I’m really stoked to have the Grand Prix come back to Park City this year,” said Christensen. “It was one of my favorite events from last season and I can’t wait for this year. I’ve got to try and hold it down on my home turf!”

 

All three days of competition are free and open to the public, with spectator access for Slopestyle and Halfpipe events accessible steps from the resort plaza. More than $400,000 in prize money will be awarded over the four finals events.

 

Event coverage will air nationally on NBC March 1 at 12:30 p.m. EST, with live coverage on NBC Sports Network February 28 at 2:30 p.m. EST. All finals events Feb 27-Mar 1 will also stream live at: http://stream.nbcsports.com/liveextra/.

 

A complete schedule of events can be viewed at: http://www.irideparkcity.tv/iridepc/events/event26


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         Slopestyle and Halfpipe competitions will be held for both snowboard and ski disciplines

·         World-class field includes Sochi Olympic Games gold medalist, and Park City All Star, Joss Christensen

·         Over $400k in prize money will be awarded

·         Event coverage will include live streaming and same-weekend NBC Sports broadcast

 


File Grand Prix images are available for download and media use at the link below. All images carry mandatory photo courtesy: Park City Mountain Resort.

https://vailresorts.box.com/s/xddn5mdwhm5xf3dt4b869pocx7unta7h

 

To apply for press credentials, please visit:

 http://www.irideparkcity.tv/iridepc/resort-info/gp/gp-media.html

 

About Park City Mountain Resort

Consistently ranked among North America’s premier resorts by the ski and snowboard industry’s most respected publications, Park City Mountain Resort is located in the heart of Park City, Utah and is only a 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport. Beginning in the 2015-16 season, Park City Mountain Resort will join with Canyons Resort to create the single largest ski area in the United States. More information at http://parkcitymountain.com.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Andy Miller

Communications Manager

Park City Mountain Resort

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Colette Maddock

Social Media & Communications Coordinator

Park City Mountain Resort

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