The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series (PPOS) will return to Northstar California Resort in Truckee, California this weekend on February 9th - 12th. The second stop on the three-stop tour will feature slopestyle and halfpipe competitions in which a worldwide roster of competitors will vie for the chance to claim a prize purse worth over $20,000. In addition, athletes will have the rare opportunity to compete on Northstar's 22-foot-high, 500-foot-long halfpipe.
Gus Kenworthy en route to winning the first stop of The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series in Whistler, BC. Photo by Brian Finestone.
The North Face PPOS works in conjunction with the Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) on competition judging, and is a gold-level event. Judging is based on overall impression with categories including creativity, degree of difficulty, combinations, variations, style and amplitude.
"The North Face PPOS has created huge opportunities for pro and amateur freeskiers to showcase their talents in an open format competition. With over 90 competitors at the upcoming stop at Northstar, and Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, being one of the highest level competitions of the year on the East Coast, The North Face PPOS is cemented in the sport as the premier Open tour for both prize purse and AFP World Ranking points," said Steele Spence, Head Judge and General Manager, Association of Freeskiing Professionals.
Kris Atkinson, Gus Kenworthy and Joss Christensen at the first stop of The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series in Whistler, BC. Photo by Brian Finestone.
Maddie Bowman, Roz Groenewoud and Keltie Hansen at the first stop of The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series in Whistler, BC. Photo by Brian Finestone.
Here's a look at the schedule for The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series at Northstar...
Thursday, February 9th - Registration / Practice
Friday, February 10th - Slopestyle Qualifying
Saturday, February 11th - Slopestyle Finals
Sunday, February 12th - Halfpipe Qualifying / Finals
The North Face PPOS wraps up at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire on March 8th - 11th, and you can win free entry into the event via a video contest that's taking place right here on Newschoolers by clicking here. Originally slated for slopestyle and halfpipe competitions, the event at Waterville Valley will include two days of slopestyle and a big air competition.
Athlete registration for the two remaining stops is now open at http://www.thenorthfaceppos.com. For more information on The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series, please visit http://www.thenorthfaceppos.com, and to enter for your chance to win free entry into the Waterville Valley event, click here.