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Grand Prix arrives at Copper

This week's U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, Colo., marks the first step toward Olympic qualification

Originally Published: January 9, 2013
By Devon O'Neil | XGames.com

Seventeen years after it began, the U.S. Grand Prix series marks a first this week at Copper Mountain, Colo. All four of the Olympic disciplines the Grand Prix now supports -- freeski and snowboard slopestyle and halfpipe -- will be contested at the same event, with World Cup points on the line in each competition.

The Copper Grand Prix carries heavy significance across world rankings. Not only is it sanctioned by the International Ski Federation, it's also a 5-star event on ...

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