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U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix

Snowboarding, US Snowboard Grand Prix Championships, Park City, Utah, Canyons Resort, Sprint, Seth Westcott, Nate Holland, Winter SportsCanyons will play host to the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix February 10th – 12th, 2011 Park City, Utah

Come check out the world’s best male and female riders as they race head-to-head here at the resort. Top athletes from around the globe are expected to attend: Seth Westcott, Nate Holland, Graham Watanabe, Jonathan Cheever, Shaun Palmer, Lindsey Jacobellis, Faye Gulini and more!  2/10/2011, 2/11/2011, 2/12/2011
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Event Schedule:

  • February 10: Men’s and Women’s SBX Practice
  • February 11: Men’s and Women’s SBX Practice & Time Trials
  • February 12: Men’s and Women’s Finals

After the Finals, we will be doing the awards presentation and a live concert on stage by Fuel in the Resort Village. Thursday, Friday, Saturday

All events and activities are free to the public!

Lastly, don’t forget to tune in and watch the Finals on TV:

  • February 19: 2:00pm EST on NBC Sports
  • February 19: 4:00pm EST on Versus

Two-time Olympic champion Seth Wescott (Sugarloaf, ME) and silver medalist Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) will be among the athletes vying for titles as the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix makes a snowboardcross stop February 10th – 12th, 2011 at the Canyons Ski Resort in Park City, Utah.

HALFPIPE

Halfpipe is the most noted of snowboarding disciplines with a long track record of U.S. Olympic success. Halfpipe events are conducted in a giant pipe built at resorts with manmade snow and carved with specialized equipment to create up to a 22-foot deep pipe. Halfpipe riders perform a series of jumps, tricks and maneuvers that are judged for their degree of difficulty and execution. In typical competitions, riders in the finals of an event take two runs with their best run scored.

Halfpipe has been an Olympic event since snowboarding’s debut in 1998. The USA won two medals in 1998, four in 2002 including a sweep of men’s and gold in women’s, and four in 2006.

SNOWBOARDCROSS

Snowboardcross, or SBX, debuted in the 2006 Olympics to rave reviews as one of the most action packed events in snowboarding. Riders race against each other in groups of four on a specially built snowboardcross course that includes banked turns, jumps, rollers and varied terrain.

The USA has had great success in snowboardcross, with Seth Wescott winning the first Olympic gold and Lindsey Jacobellis taking silver in Torino.

SLOPESTYLE

Slopestyle tests a rider’s ability to handle a variety of terrain by executing freestyle maneuvers down a course filled with terrain features including rails, hips, tabletops and a multitude of jumps, allowing riders to combine big air and technical tricks into one run. Riders are judged on amplitude, execution, difficulty of line, landings and use of the course.

Slopestyle is not yet an Olympic event, but is rapidly gaining in popularity.

ALPINE

Alpine snowboarding was one of the original Olympic events in 1998. In World Cup competitions, there are several formats including parallel giant slalom and parallel slalom. The Olympics features only parallel giant slalom.

In parallel giant slalom, or PGS, riders race head to head on side-by-side giant slalom courses with the winner advancing to the next round. Parallel slalom, or PSL, is similar but with athletes competing on slalom courses.

Winter Dew Tour Toyota Championships

The Winter Dew Tour Toyota Championships is FREE to attend. Guests will enjoy access to the Festival Village, Competition viewing, and more.

The Toyota Championships FREE Friday Night Concert that will be held on Ogden’s Historic 25th Street will be announced soon! Please check back for more information.

Winter Dew Tour Toyota Championships, Ogden, Utah, Snowbasin Resort, Huntsville, Snowboarding, Snow SkiingWith the success of Snowbasin’s first year hosting the Dew Tour we have added better snow-making and additional mountain terrain features. Combined with our superior dining and top rated customer service, snow enthusiasts are sure to appreciate the experience that Snowbasin has to offer. With all this being said, Snowbasin is still one of Utah’s best-kept secrets that only gets better year after year!

New 22- Foot Pipe and Terrain Parks

Snowbasin has once again stepped up its Park and Pipe features for the new season by introducing an Olympic-sized 22-foot Superpipe, which will not only meet today’s trick standards for the Dew Tour but will also set Snowbasin apart as the leader in terrain park features for all resorts to rival. Snowbasin is also expanding the amount of Terrain Parks to four, ranging from a new beginners area on Upper Snowshoe to the Dew Tour Park on Showboat. Snowbasin has added 21 new rails this season giving the entire mountain over 60 rail features placed throughout each Terrain Park. You can view all these new mountain features live on national television when the Winter Dew Tour is presented on NBC February 10-13, 2011. The Dew Tour terrain park will remain open the rest of the season, giving guests the chance to show off their skills on a world-class level!

Making its debut in December 2008, the Dew Tour is the first ever winter action sports tour. Made up of three events over the course of as many months, all three stops feature snowboard superpipe & slopestyle, as well as freeski slopestyle & superpipe.

The Tour crowns champions in each of the six disciplines (Men SNB Superpipe, Women SNB Superpipe, Men SNB Slopestyle, Women SNB Slopestyle, Freeski Superpipe, Freeski Slopestyle), giving away $2.5 million over the course of the year and awarding the Dew Cup at season’s end based on a cumulative points system.

At each Winter Dew Tour event, there is also a live concert featuring top artists and a huge Festival Village with video gaming, giveaways, tons of new products to try out, athlete autograph signings… and the list goes on and on.

More than 380 of the top winter action sports athletes in the world will return for the third season of the Winter Dew Tour to compete for the highly coveted Dew Cup. Last year’s 2009/10 Dew Cup champions include JJ Thomas (men’s snowboard superpipe), Kaitlyn Farrington (women’s snowboard superpipe), Sage Kotsenburg (men’s snowboard slopestyle), Jamie Anderson (women’s snowboard slopestyle), Jossi Wells (freeski superpipe) and Andreas Hatveit (freeski slopestyle).

If you are interested in the opportunity to volunteer with the Winter Dew Tour at Snowbasin, please email [email protected] with your contact information.

  • Snowbasin Winter & Summer Resort
    3925 Snow Basin Rd Huntsville, UT 84317 (888) 437-5488
    2/10/2011 – 2/13/2011 February 10, 2011 – February 13, 2011 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Winterfest

Ogden City hosts the second annual Winterfest downtown Historic 25th Street & Washington Blvd, January 28 and 29, 2011

Rail Jam, Ogden, Utah Winterfest, Snowbasin, Weber County, 5k Run, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Sledding, Family, Children's ActivitiesThe city will close major downtown streets, cover them with snow and create the ultimate winter playground. The Winterfest organizing committee invites all to come and enjoy a variety of free activities. Last year’s celebration attracted more than 5,000 people.

The celebration where “Cold is Cool” boasts traditional and unconventional snow activities for all ages. Most events are free.

Events will begin on Friday afternoon with a ceremonial street closing on Washington Boulevard followed by a toboggan parade. Activities and contests will be held all day on Saturday.

This year’s “where cold is cool” events will include:

  • Toboggan Parade
  • Skijoring
  • Human Dog Sled Races
  • Polar Bear Swim
  • Snowmobile Street Races
  • Snowboarding Rail-Jam
  • 5K Run/Walk
  • Doggie Costume Contest
  • Flag Football Contests
  • Cross Country Skiing Races
  • Snowshoe Races
  • Live Music

And many more . . .

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the little ones. We’ve put together some free projects and events with the younger kids in mind:

  • The hill just east of Washington Boulevard on 25th Street will be available for tubing and sledding on Saturday morning and afternoon.
  • Snowshoeing around Municipal Park will be available all day Saturday.
  • Piles of snow will be hauled in to the Municipal Park for the children to decorate and make snowmen on both Friday night and Saturday morning and afternoon.
  • The kid’s corner on Saturday will have a small construction project for each child that wishes to participate.

Registration forms can be found on the right hand side of this webpage, or through Sportsman. We highly recommend pre-registering for all the events; space is limited and the events are bound to fill up fast.

For more information about this event or to become a proud WinterFest 2011 sponsor, please call Ogden City Public Services at (801) 629-8337. Mark the date on your calendar, tweet, blog, facebook – whatever it takes to make sure that you don’t miss out on the fun!