The Best Athletes in the Game Compete for their Spot on Team USA at PyeongChang 2

Mammouth Ca, January 11, 2018 – The World will be watching next week in Mammoth as the USA Best Compete for there spot on Team USA. The best of the best skiers and snowboarders will compete in Unbound’s Main Park and 22′ halfpipe for in the final slopestyle and halfpipe qualifying events on the ride to PyeongChang. For the first time ever, check out this nationally televised contest at night under the lights at Main Lodge at Mammoth Mountain.
Keep an eye out for runs from Mammoth riders Kelly Clark, Chloe Kim, Greg Bretz, Brandon Davis, Judd Henkes, Brock Crouch, Maddie Mastro and more.
Mammoth has been blessed in the Sierra this season with the best snow base in the West and after this weekends weather is looking to be in great shape for next weeks event.
Mammoth Mountain is the final stop for athlete’s on their journey to Pyeongchang in February. The tricks and runs showcased by athletes will be top notch, with some of the best riding ever seen on our home turf. The skiers and riders representing Team USA will be announced at Mammoth during a celebratory evening event with fireworks and music at Main Lodge. This is the first time Mammoth has hosted a halfpipe event at night, and the competition will definitely heat up the evening.

Event Schedule

Follow the #MammothGP on Mammoth’s social media channels for event updates and the best action shots. All contests happen in Main Park. Events subject to change.

Thursday, Jan 18

9:20–11:20AM Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Qualifiers
12:20–1:45PM Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Qualifiers  

Friday, Jan 19

9:20–11AM Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe Qualifiers
12–1:20PM Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe Qualifiers

6:30–8PM Men’s & Women’s Freeski Halfpipe Finals
Check out this must see event at Unbound Main Park’s 22′ pipe

Saturday, Jan 20

9:30–11AM Men’s & Women’s Freeski Slopestyle Finals
1–2:30PM Men’s & Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Finals

6:30–8PM Men’s & Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe Finals
Check out this must see event at Unbound Main Park’s 22′ pipe
8:30–10PM Team USA Naming
The Snowboard Halfpipe & Slopestyle, Freeski Halfpipe, and Women’s Freeski Slopestyle teams will be named on an outdoor stage at Main Lodge with music and fireworks.

Sunday, Jan 21

11AM–-1:15PM Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Qualifiers
1:30–3PM Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Finals (AFP Platinum)
Check out this must see event on the slopestyle course in Unbound Main Park
3:30–4PM Team USA Naming
The final team headed to Pyeongchang will be named on the outdoor stage at Main Lodge, stick around for the Men’s Freeski Slopestyle team naming

Snowboarding practice 2017 Toyota U.S. Grand Prix – Snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain, CA Photo: U.S. Snowboarding

Sponsor Village | Jan 19–21

Check out the sponsor village located slopeside between Broadway Express (Chair 1) and Unbound Express (Chair 6) at Main Lodge. Pick up cool swag, win prizes, share your #MammothStories on Instagram or Facebook and maybe meet an athlete or two. The sponsor village will be open Friday–Sunday from 9AM–4PM.

Team USA Naming | Jan 20 & 21

Be a part of history. Watch with excitement as Mammoth and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association proudly announce the athletes representing Team USA in Pyeongchang in February. On Saturday night we’ll celebrate the men’s and women’s snowboard slopestyle and halfpipe teams, along with the men’s and women’s freeski halfpipe team. On Sunday, after the the final competition, the men’s freeski slopestyle team will be recognized. Learn More

FREE Fireworks & Music | Jan 20

Post–halfpipe contest on Saturday, Jan 20, we’ll turn up the night with FREE fireworks and music on–snow at Main Lodge to celebrate Team USA and send the them on their way to Korea.  Don’t miss this first-ever night event at 8:30PM.

Athlete Autograph Signing & Hangout | Coming Soon

This is your chance to meet future Olympians. Check back for more event details.

Images Courtesy of US Skiing and Slopestyle snowboarding qualifiers
2017 Toyota U.S. Grand Prix – Snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain, CA
Photo: Sarah Brunson/U.S. Snowboarding

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