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We are stoked to announce the return of The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series for the 2013/2014 season. For those unfamiliar, The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series (PPOS) is a freeskiing tour featuring slopestyle, halfpipe, and rail jam skiing. As one of the only open-format event series, amateurs have the opportunity to compete alongside top pros.
This years scheduled stops are:
Copper Mountain December 6-8, 2013
Whistler Blackcomb January 14-18, 2014
- Halfpipe & Slopestyle
Stratton February 20-22, 2014
- Slopestyle & Rail Jam
The Copper Mtn. halfpipe event will also serve as a last chance qualifier to get into the U.S. Grand Prix, which is the Olympic qualification series for freeskiing athletes in the U.S., and will ultimately select the athletes who will compete for the U.S. Olympic Freeskiing team at the Sochi Winter Olympics in February.
We will be around all season to keep you guys updated and answer any questions you may have, so feel free to ask away.
We made a mistake on the events date for Whistler Blackcomb in the OP. That stop will actually be January 13-16, 2014. The correct dates were listed on the website and FB pages if you have visited either of those.
Not cool at all with this year's setup. No slopestyle in copper is a huge blow for competitors in all of Colorado, which, if you haven't noticed, is the premier slopestyle competition area in the world!
And stratton same weekend as aspen open? I'm honestly really bummed about this whole situation. A lot of good riders are being excluded from a sweet opportunity to compete. Could there at least be like a rail jam in Copper?