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Copper Mountain Hosts the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix this Weekend, an Olympic Qualifier

Posted by Breckenridge Associates Real Estate on Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 at 3:50pm.

Copper Mountain will bring snowboarding's biggest stars to the area this weekend for the U.S. Grand Prix of Snowboarding, a half pipe Olympic qualifying event.

The event kicks off tomorrow, Dec. 10 with Women's qualifying heats, and carries through the weekend. It is the first qualifying event for the Vancouver Winter Olympics - a total of 4 men and 4 women are expected to make the U.S. Snowboarding Olympic team.

Top riders from around the country and world wide will be competing. Olympic hopeful and Breckenridge local, Steve Fisher, is one of the competitors (also a two-time winning XGames Superpipe Champ) along with other top male athletes - Shaun White, Mason Aguirre, J.J. Thomas and Louie Vito. Top women competitors include Kelly Clark, Gretchen Bleiler and Hannah Teter.

Schedule of Events Follows:
Thursday, December 10
9:00am-12:45pm | Women’s Halfpipe Qualifiers | Main Vein
1:00am-3:00pm | Men’s Halfpipe Practice | Main Vein

Friday, December 11
8:30am-2:30pm | Men’s Halfpipe Qualifiers | Main Vein
6:00pm-8:00pm | Paul Mitchell Progression Session Practice | The Village

Saturday, December 12
10:00am-12:30pm | Men’s and Women’s Halfpipe Finals | Main Vein
1:00pm-2:30pm | Xbox Junior Jam
7:00pm-8:30pm | Paul Mitchell Progression Session | The Village

Sunday, December 13
Weather Day

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