The final stop on the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix tour will take place Feb. 25- Mar.1 at Park City Mountain Resort. 2014 Olympic medalists Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), David Wise (Reno, NV), Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA), Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO), Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) and Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) are slated to compete along with a field of top ranked international freeskiers and snowboarders for a piece of the $400,000 total tour purse.
While he’s been able to freeski at home multiple times this season, next week’s Grand Prix will be the first competition Joss Christensen has competed in Park City since winning last year’s slopestyle competition and securing his spot on the Olympic team. He would go on to win gold and lead the U.S. podium sweep in Sochi.
“I’m really excited to come back to Park City, my hometown, and compete in the final Grand Prix,” said Christensen. “It was an amazing event last year and winning that last Grand Prix started my success and changed my life. I hope to come home and do well and defend my title in front of my hometown and my family and friends.”
Park City Mountain Resort, host of the 2002 Olympic snowboarding halfpipe event, is continuing its long legacy of hosting elite level snowboarding and freeskiing events with events like the Grand Prix as it prepares to host the freeskiing and snowboarding events at the 2019 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships FIS World Championships freeskiing and snowboarding events in 2019. This year’s Grand Prix finale will also award the top woman and the top two men in slopestyle and halfpipe snowboarding a spot the compete at the 2015 Burton U.S. Open in Vail, CO Mar. 5-7.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the world’s best freeskiers and snowboarding back again for the Grand Prix,” said PCMR Chief Operating Officer Bill Rock. “We’re excited to show why our terrain parks and halfpipes are considered among the best in the world as we continue to build toward the 2019 World Championships.”
Finals for each event will be broadcast on NBC and NBCSN along with live streaming of the finals on NBC Sports LiveExtra.