Grand Prix opens Wednesday at Copper Mountain with new look |

Grand Prix opens Wednesday at Copper Mountain with new look

Bryce Evans

Same site. Same pipe. Different competition.

The U.S. Halfpipe Grand Prix kicks off at Copper Mountain on Wednesday, but it will be a bit different than what the event has been in the past. That is, it isn’t all about snowboarding anymore.

The Grand Prix has invited freeskiers to compete for the first time in event history, adding to what is already considered to be one of the top snowboarding competitions in the world.

“Being able to show more people what we do is always a good thing,” freeski superstar Simon Dumont said in a press release, “and I know riding in that 22-footer at Copper is going to be an awesome way to do that.”

The fields in both disciplines – men’s and women’s – are expected to be among the best of the season.

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