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Countdown to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games

One Week Out: Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain

By Andrew Gauthier
February, 25 2019
Chase Josey at Mammoth Mountain
Chase Josey during 2018 Toyota U.S. Grand Prix snowboard halfpipe finals at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. (U.S. Ski & Snowboard - Sarah Brunson)

U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes are preparing for the 2019 Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in California March 6-9. The Grand Prix will feature both snowboard and freeski slopestyle and halfpipe FIS World Cup competition. With over 200 inches of snow in February alone, there is plenty of it for the Mammoth Unbound Terrain Park crew to create elite level courses.

“Mammoth Mountain is once again excited to host the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix in our Unbound Terrain Parks next month, “ said Director of Unbound Terrain Parks TJ Dawoud. “We value our relationship with all of the athletes involved as well as with U.S. Ski & Snowboard and look forward to building a venue for the world’s best freeskiers and snowboarders to compete to the best of their abilities.”

The U.S. Grand Prix has been the U.S. Olympic qualifying series since 1998 and Mammoth has hosted previous Olympic qualifying events, including the final qualifying event before the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympic Games. In addition, the long standing cooperation and partnership between U.S. Ski & Snowboard and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area has been going on for more than a decade, delivering world class competition on an annual basis. The 2019 Toyota U.S. Grand Prix will be no exception.

“Our partnership with Mammoth Mountain is one of our key resort relationships, providing a unique, world-class training venue for our snowboard, freeski and alpine teams, and athletes throughout the pipeline, including many of whom were developed in Mammoth and call it home,” said Luke Bodensteiner, U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Chief of Sport. “Mammoth is rightly celebrated as one of the country’s greatest snow sports venues, providing us not only with incredible training, but also world-class competition venues, which host one of our primary annual events, the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix. The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team is core to the culture of Mammoth Mountain, making it no surprise that Mammoth is a key partner of our organization.”

Check out the action live at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, or tune in live on NBC to catch all the action.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Andrew Gauthier
Marketing and Communications Manager
U.S. Ski & Snowboard
+1.775.342.7056
andrew.gauthier@usskiandsnowboard.org

FOR ACCREDITED MEDIA INQUIRIES:
Lauren Burke
Communications Director
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
+1.858.775.5803
lburke@mammothresorts.com

SCHEDULE
All times PST (local time)

Thursday, March 7.
9:10 a.m. -  Men’s and women’s snowboard halfpipe qualifIers - Mammoth Mountain, Calif.
12:00 p.m. - Men’s snowboard slopestyle qualifiers - Mammoth Mountain, Calif.
1:10 p.m. - Men’s and women’s freeski halfpipe qualifIers - Mammoth Mountain, Calif.
3:00 p.m. - Women's snowboard slopestyle qualifiers - Mammoth Mountain, Calif.

Friday, March 8.
9:30 a.m. - Men’s snowboard slopestyle finals - Mammoth Mountain, Calif.
1:00 p.m. - Men’s and women’s freeski halfpipe finals - Mammoth Mountain, Calif.

Saturday, March  9.
1:00 p.m. -  Men’s and women’s snowboard halfpipe finals - Mammoth Mountain, Calif.

Sunday, March 10. 
9:30 a.m. -  Men’s and women’s freeski slopestyle finals - Mammoth Mountain, Calif.