US Snowboarding Announces Olympic Grand Prix Tour

Mike Goldschmidt at last years Grand Prix in Killington, VT.

Mike Goldschmidt at last years Grand Prix in Killington, VT.

US Snowboarding announces its 3 stop tour which will determine USA’s 2010 Olympic Snowboard Team.

This past year we saw riders step to new measures in order to learn new tricks. Whether it was creating halfpipes in remote high alpine bowls with foam pits or having resorts build exclusive pipes with airbags, the level of riding this winter will be impressive. Who will make the team? Shaun White? Kevin Pearce? Steve Fisher? Louie Vito? Let’s hear your thoughts.

Starting off the series is Copper Mountain, CO. Last season, Copper hosted the first Grand Prix event, and is typically the first resort in North America to open a superpipe. Known for hosting insane Superpark® events (blatant plug) Mammoth Mountain, CA will be the site for the second stop of the tour. The final and defining stop will be at Park City, UT, who hosted the 2002 Olympic halfpipe event.

Stay tuned to for all the latest updates and gossip about the race to Vancouver 2010.

2010 US Grand Prix Dates:
Copper Mountian, CO – December 9-12, 2009
Mammoth Mountian, CA – January 4-10, 2010
Park City, UT – January 20-23, 2010