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2005-2006 Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix Schedule

Dec. 13-17, 2005, Breckenridge Ski Resort:
Tuesday, Dec. 13 – men's halfpipe qualifications
Wednesday, Dec. 14 – women's HP qualifications; men's/women's HP finals
Friday, Dec. 16 – men's HP qualifications
Saturday, Dec. 17 – women's HP qualifications; men's/women's HP finals; Paul Mitchell Progression Session featuring a quarterpipe exhibition under the lights in downtown Breckenridge


Jan. 5-8, 2006, Mt. Bachelor Resort:

Thursday, Jan. 5 – slopestyle (SS) qualifications
Friday, Jan. 6 – halfpipe qualifications
Saturday, Jan. 7 – SS finals (day) and HP finals (evening)


Jan. 20-21, 2006, Mountain Creek Resort:
Friday, Jan. 20 – halfpipe qualifications and finals
Saturday, Jan. 21 – HP qualifications and finals, exhibition, VISA U.S. Olympic Snowboard Team announcement

The series kicks off in Breckenridge and will be the first stop for American halfpipe riders to qualify to represent the United States in Italy this February. This will be the fifth time Breckenridge has staged a Grand Prix (it also held the event in 2001, ’02, ‘03 and ’05). Breckenridge, home to standout U.S. Snowboarding rider Steve Fisher, has consistently been rated as having the best pipes and terrain park in the country.


This will be Mt. Bachelor’s seventh year hosting Grand Prix and World Cup events. The venue’s reliable, record snowfall has made Mt. Bachelor a regular site for U.S. Snowboarding spring training camp. Last year, Transworld magazine voted Mt. Bachelor as the No. 4 top snowboard mountain in the United States.


The series concludes at Mountain Creek, where the 2006 U.S. Olympic Snowboard Team will be announced. Located less than 50 miles from New York City, Mountain Creek is quickly becoming a top snowboarding venue boasting a world-class superpipe and terrain parks. With the halfpipe located right in the base area, Mountain Creek is one of the most accessible venues for spectators and media alike and is expected to draw even larger crowds than last year. 2006 marks the third-consecutive year Mountain Creek has hosted the Grand Prix.


“The excitement at Mountain Creek will be centered around qualification for the Olympic halfpipe team,” Webster said. “Deciding who goes to Torino will definitely come down to the last event.”

MT HOOD —
December 16th, 2005

Mt. Hood Meadows hosts the innaugural SBX National Championships Friday, December 16.

U.S. SBX Championships Mt. Hood Meadows December 16, 2005
(Subject to change) 
Boarder Cross
SBX Championships

 


U.S. SNOWBOARDING OLYMPIC SELECTION OVERVIEW


NOTE: This information is designed solely as an overview of – not an in-depth look at – the Olympic Team selection criteria by sport. More detailed information is available by sport at www.ussa.org, then click up-top on Eligibility/Criteria. Up to four athletes may start in each event; results are from the 2006 season.


SNOWBOARD


Team Size: 16 (max 10/gender)


Announce: Jan. 21, Mountain Creek


Halfpipe Criteria:


1. Best 2 of 5 Grand Prix halfpipe contests


TIEBREAKER:


• Best result


• Third best result


• Fourth best result


• Total selection points


Snowboardcross Criteria:


1. Top-4 World Cup result


TIEBREAKER:


• Highest ’06 World Cup


• Second highest World Cup


• Highest world ranking


PGS Criteria:


1. Top-4 World Cup result


TIEBREAKER:


• Highest ’06 World Cup result


• Second highest World Cup


• Highest world ranking



For more info on Mt Hood Lodging and Ski Resorts check out:

Mt Hood Information and Mt Hood Meadows


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