US Grand Prix part of the World Cup tour
The U.S. Grand Prix has announced its 20th season schedule, with three stops including Mammoth Mountain, CA, Park City, UT and the first-ever Grand Prix stadium big air in Boston’s legendary Fenway Park.
With two decades of experience hosting elite-level events at some of the best resorts in the sport, the 2015-16 season is anticipated to be the best one yet.
The tour, which will be fully sanctioned as FIS World Cups at all three stops, kicks off Jan. 21-24, 2016 at Mammoth Mountain.
A longtime resort partner of the U.S. Grand Prix series, Mammoth will host both, slopestyle and halfpipe competitions in its award winning Unbound terrain park.
Local Olympians Kelly Clark and Greg Bretz, along with snowboarding phenom Chloe Kim, are excited to have the U.S. Grand Prix back in their hometown – and therefore the first ever World Cup event in Mammoth.
“I’m excited that two of my favorite things, Mammoth and the Grand Prix, are coming together again,” said Kelly Clark.
“Mammoth and the Unbound crew always do a great job with the pipe and they have a long history hosting some of the best events in the sport.”
Park City, home of the 2002 Olympics, will host the second stop of the U.S. Grand Prix series February 4- 7.
Known for its pristine 22-foot tall halfpipe, Park City will be hosting a halfpipe competition at this legendary locale.
For the tour finale, the U.S. Grand Prix will head east to the heart of Boston and home of Red Sox baseball glory, Fenway Park.
For the first time in the U.S. Grand Prix’s 20-year history, the U.S. Grand Prix will host a stadium big air. The season's first big air World Cup event will take place Feb 11 and is expected to attract the best international big air athletes alike.
“I’m nervous and excited for the Big Air at Fenway,” said Vermonter Ty Walker, an Olympian and winner of the first women’s snowboarding FIS World Cup big air.
“It means a lot to me and the other east coast riders to have a major event in the east coast and at such a legendary site like Fenway Park.”
All three stops of the U.S. Grand Prix will be live on NBCSN and live streamed on the NBC Sports Live Extra platform, with post event coverage on NBC.
As World Cup events, all Grand Prix tour stops are broadcast worldwide with significant global reach.