Annual Paul Mitchell Progression Session set for Saturday night |

Annual Paul Mitchell Progression Session set for Saturday night

Bryce Evans
summit daily news

Anyone who traversed Burning Stones Plaza at Copper Mountain this week has seen the conspicuous structure going up under the American Eagle Lift.

Piles of snow shaped into a large cliff-like jump, scaffolding propping up rails – the annual Paul Mitchell Progression Session isn’t like many other snowboard and freeski competitions around.

The event is slated for a 7 p.m. start Saturday, but the athletes will start jibbing and jumping the features tonight in the 6 o’clock practice session.

The Progression Session has been a staple at the U.S. Halfpipe Grand Prix – formerly known as the U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix – in past years.

This season’s event will features some of the top freeskiers and snowboarders showcasing their skills in a rail jam featuring a “huge wallride, cloesout rail” and a “jersey barrier,” according to a press release.

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