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This past weekend marked one of the first major stops in the run for the 2010 Olympics with the first stop of the Grand Prix at Copper Mountain. I followed it via the massive amounts of twittering that was happening throughout the event, sad that I was not down there to cheer on the K2 riders in person…and that I was missing all the fresh new CO snow. However there was no short of coverage from our friends at Trasworld Snowboarding, Snowboarder Magazine and Snowboard Mag. But all in-all it was by far one of the heaviest pipe sessions North America has seen yet to date and proved that this is going to be no easy race.
Of course our eyes were glued to Gretchen who qualified first on Friday with a huge score of 47.1 (see below) who in the end started the season off with a second place finish behind Kelly Clark after a very heated battle. Check out all the coverage from the links above or read what Gretchen had to sa about it herself here: Gretchen Bleiler.com. Here is an outlay of Gretchen’s final run from TWS:
After all the media hype, summer shred ramp up, and speculation of who is in the running for this year’s US Olympic Snowboard Team the time for answers is finally upon us. This weekend marks the beginning of rush to Gold as Olympic hopefuls compete against one another in the US Grand Prix in Copper and Gretchen Bleiler did not start off slow. Taking first in the qualifiers today with a 47.10 she is on her way straight to the finals. Check out TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING for more pics…
Opening weekend was a success for Whitefish Mountain Resort, with new snow and sunny skies (once the weekend warriors went back to work) the mountain opened up the entire backside and a couple runs down the front.
The groomers at WMR are some of the best in the country, long, fast rolly runs with epic views of Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies.
If you ever make it to Whitefish, call my mom Pam, (or hit her up on Facebook!!) she loves hosting any and all snowboarders!!
ALL PHOTOS www.jacobeubank.com
Check out the full interview here: http://fresh.snowboardermag.com/feature/ben-lynch-on-deck/
Nick has been doing some tattooing lately, my friend Chris loves getting things for free, even if they are done poorly and permanent, click below for the video
Check out some behind-the-scenes still shots of Ms. Pelosi rippen’ it up for the Standard Film’s crew in Montreal. Click right here!
Photos by: Christy Chaloux
K2′s Gretchen Bleiler has been training all year for the Olympic qualifiers which kick off this week. She is a past silver medalist in the 2006 Winter Olympic’s and this year she’s going for the gold!
Our support goes out to her as she plans ahead for the Olympic Qualifiers!
The 2010 Grand Prix Olympic Qualifiers will be making three stops with a total of five competitions which will determine the 2010 U.S. Olympic Halfpipe Team. Follow Gretchen and get additional Grand Prix coverage on FuelTV. Or check out her new Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/GretchenBleiler.
The U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix TV schedule:
U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix – Copper Mountain, CO airdates:
NBC – 12/13/09 – 2pm est
Versus – 12/27/09 – 4pm est
U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix – Mammoth, CA airdates:
NBC – 1/10/10 – 1:30pm est
Versus – 1/17/10 – 4pm est
U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix – Park City, UT airdates:
NBC – 1/24/10 – 3pm est
Versus – 1/31/10 – 6pm est hp#1
2/7/10 – 3pm est hp#2
Paul Mitchell Progression Session airdates:
Copper Mountain – 12/27/09 – 5pm est
Telluride – 1/10/10 – 5pm est
Mammoth – 1/17/10 – 5pm est
5 Trick Fix with Eero Niemela, Scott Stevens, Jake OE, Grenier, and Jed Andreson!