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  • The North Face: 2013 Park & Pi The North Face: 2013 Park & Pipe Open Series Teaser

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      The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series (PPOS) 2013-14 schedule will feature three stops including halfpipe at Copper Mountain, CO (Dec. 6-8), halfpipe and slopestyle at Whistler Blackcomb, BC (Jan. 13-16), and Stratton Mountain Resort (Feb. 22), which will feature a slopestyle competition and rail jam. As one of the only open-format event series in North America, PPOS provides aspiring freeskiers a pathway to podiums.

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  • Northstar Highlights - Park an Northstar Highlights - Park and Pipe Open Series 2013 - The North Face

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      Slopestyle highlights from the fourth and final stop of The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series at Northstar California Resort.

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  • Northstar Preview - Park and P Northstar Preview - Park and Pipe Open Series 2013 - The North Face

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      Welcome to Northstar! Stop 4 of 4 on The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series.

      Music: Magic City (Original Mix) K Theory

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  • Superpipe Finals - AspenSnowma Superpipe Finals - AspenSnowmass Freeskiing Open

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      Some of the world's best riders threw down this weekend at the Aspen/Snowmass Freeskiing Open. Here are the top three men's and women's skiers competing in the X Games pipe at Buttermilk. Final results are below.

      MEN’S SUPERPIPE FINAL RESULTS
      1st – Aaron Blunck, Crested Butte, CO. – $5,000
      Winning run: Right 900 tail, left 900 tail, flair bro-kang grab, ally oop flat 540 safety, ally oop dub flat 720, switch left 720 mute

      2nd – Alex Ferreira, Aspen, CO. – $2,500
      Run: Left 1080 tail, switch right 720 japan, left 900 tail, right 900 tail, ally oop flat 540 mute

      3rd – Walter Wood, Evergreen, CO. – $1,500
      Run: Right 900 tail, left 900 tail, flair truck driver, flair tail grab, right 1080 tail, switch right ally oop 900

      WOMEN’S SUPERPIPE FINAL RESULTS
      1st – Annalisa Drew, Andover, MA. – $1,500
      Winning run: Left 900 to ally oop, left 540 to straight air safety, left 540 mute, straight air safety, left 720

      2nd – Maggie Stout, Ottsville, PA. – $750
      Run: Straight air mute grab, left 540 mute, right 540, left 540 japan, straight air japan, left 720

      3rd – Jamie Crane-Mauzy, Park City, UT. – $300
      Run: Straight air mute, left 540 mute, right 540, straight air safety, flair safety grab, left 360

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  • Waterville - Park and Pipe Ope Waterville - Park and Pipe Open Series 2013 - The North Face

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      Highlights from the rail jam and big air competition at The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series at Waterville Valley Resort. Edit by Stept Productions and team athlete Nick Martini.

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      Black Rock Coming Soon
      The Black Eyed Keys

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  • Burton U.S. Open of Snowboardi Burton U.S. Open of Snowboarding Preview

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      Burton U.S. Open Of Snowboarding
      Burton U.S. Open of Snowboarding Preview

      After 30 incredible years in Vermont, Burton decided to switch it up and move the U.S. Open of Snowboarding to Vail, Colorado. While there were mixed emotions about leaving Stratton, change can be good, especially when it means more ideal conditions for the riders and easier access to the venue for spectators.

      The U.S. Open has been the premier snowboarding event of the season year after year, featuring the world's best riders who have continued to push the level of progression. With the builders at Snow Park Tech dialing in the slope and pipe setup, there is no lack of perfection and originality. The slope course this year features a series of rails, jibs, a massive wall ride with a Mini car (the main Open sponsor) set up at the landing, and three kickers, challenging riders to get creative and making it fun to watch. 

      One of the most notable aspects of the Open is the equal prize purse for men and women. The total cash money of $341,000 is split evenly— $45,000 each for the winners of slope and pipe, $20,000 for second, and $10,000 for third. Riders get paid down to 8th place, which is pretty rad.

      For both pipe and slopestyle, one heat of 21 women, was whittled down to six and two heats of 21 men were knocked down to 12 for the finals. The riders get three runs to prove their skills and wow the judges, in hopes of standing on the podium and winning one of the most coveted titles in snowboarding.

      On the party circuit, Burton is bringing free entertainment to the masses, with Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis hot off the Heist Tour Friday evening and Santigold on Saturday, with Skratch Bastid late night. It should be epic!

      Catch the finals streaming live on: http://www.burton.com/US-Open/usopen_splash,default,pg.html

      Friday March 1, beginning at 10a.m.-2:45p.m. MST — Men's and Women's Slope

      Saturday March 2 from 10a.m.-2:45p.m. MST — Men's and Women's Pipe
       
      Don't miss the top athletes in the game including Shaun White, Louie Vito, Scotty Lago, Elena Hight, Gretchen Bleiler, Jamie Anderson, Kelly Clark, Mark McMorris, and Eric Willet just to name a few, throwing down this weekend in Vail, Colorado. Stay tuned for an event recap from the contest and parties coming at ya next week!

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  • Whistler PPOS Slopestyle Highl Whistler PPOS Slopestyle Highlights - The North Face

  • News: Whistlers Blackcomb Nint News: Whistlers Blackcomb Nintendo Terrain Park Gets a Major Upgrade

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      Whistler Blackcomb Terrain Park

      A ski resort adding a winch cat isn’t typically big news, however when said machine is used in the terrain park, steep landings will surely follow. The old saying is if you build it they will come is true in Whistler Blackomb, the resort is once again leading the charge in freestyle park progression by adding to the 99 acre Nintendo Terrain Park.

      The Whistler Blackcomb Nintendo Terrain Parks span 99 acres and are home to a 22 foot superpipe maintained by a Global Pipe Cutter, a snowcross track, and more than 150 features. This year Whistler Blackcomb is excited to announce some major changes to the parks including an overhaul of the Nintendo Highest Level Terrain Park on Blackcomb, a park specific winch cat and many more new park features.

      The Nintendo Highest Level Terrain Park on Blackcomb has been revamped featuring jumps ranging from 40 to 80 feet. The large jump line, previously in the Habitat Terrain Park on Whistler, has been relocated to the Nintendo Highest Level Terrain Park on Blackcomb. Helmets are still mandatory within the Nintendo Highest Level Terrain Park but guests will no longer need to purchase a separate pass to access the park.

      “The park is the best it's ever been and the big jump line has really been stepped up,” says TJ Schiller, professional skier and X Games gold medalist. “The jumps are perfectly shaped with longer, steeper landings. It's really helped me get ready for my long season.”

      Also new for the 2012-2013 season is an upgraded park specific winch cat. The upgraded winch cat allows the parks crew to groom and manicure steeper landings.

      “Whether you’re a seasoned park professional or it’s your first time up the mountain our Nintendo Terrain Parks are all about progression,” says Brian Finestone, Terrain Parks Manager, Whistler Blackcomb.  “From the very small jumps in the Nintendo Terrain Garden to the 80 foot kickers in the Nintendo Highest Level Terrain Park there is something for everyone.”

      Whistler Blackcomb and the Nintendo Terrain Parks will host a number of freestyle events throughout the year including the upcoming North Face Park and Pipe Open Series which takes place January 14-17.  The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series will feature some of the world’s best freestyle skiers as they compete for a place in the upcoming Winter X-Games in Aspen, Colorado. The Nintendo Terrain Parks will also host the King of the Rail competition presented by Showcase four times during the year and the Park Rider Ski and Snowboard event five times during the year.

      Guests looking for discounted lift tickets to the No. 1 Mountain Resort in North America can visit liftopia.com

       

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  • Mike Riddle's Pipedreams - Epi Mike Riddle's Pipedreams - Episode 7

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      Season 2 of Mike Riddle's webisode series “Pipedreams” picks up where he left off last season, showcasing himself and the rest of the Canadian Halfpipe Ski Team as they travel the globe competing. This episode covers summer camp on the Whistler Blackcomb glacier and has footage from The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series at Copper Mountain and the Dew Tour at Breckenridge.

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  • News: Noah Morrison and Yuki T News: Noah Morrison and Yuki Tsubota Win At The North Face PPOS

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      Noah Morrison and Yuki Tsubota Win Whistler Park TitlesThe second stop of the 2013 The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series slopestyle competition concluded today under sunny skies and spring-like conditions at Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada.

      Noah Morrison of Vernon, B.C. and The North Face team athlete Yuki Tsubota of Whistler Blackcomb, B.C. took top honors in the competition at Whistler’s perfectly manicured Nintendo Park. Competition will continue Thursday, Jan. 17 with the halfpipe competition in the Blackcomb Global Super Pipe. Fans from around the world can follow the action live via webcast available on http://www.thenorthface.com/en_US/exploration/skiing-and-snowboarding/.

      “We witnessed the future of slopestyle skiing today in Whistler,” said The North Face Park and Pipe Open Head Judge Mike Atkinson. “It is evident park skiing is continuing to progress. Our winners today (Morrison and Tsubota) are relative newcomers but were able to lay down runs that would challenge the best in the world.”

      Noah Morrison started his winning run with a 270-on forward-out on the down rail, to a smooth left-side double cork 1080 mute grab, to forward-on misty 450 off the hockey stick rail, and capped off his run with a switch right-side double cork 900 Japan followed by a left-side double cork 1260 tail grab on the jumps. The performance earned him the top score of 91.4 and a last chance invitation to join Winter X Games 17 in Aspen.

      Following Morrison on the podium, James Campbell earned an 89.6 and 15-year-old U.S. Freeskiing Rookie Team member Willie Borm stole the third place seat with an 87.0.

      Leading the women’s park results Yuki Tsubota launched into her run with a forward-on, forward-off of the down rail, a flawless left-side cork 720 mute, to a straight on tail grab off the hockey stick rail, and then finished her run with a flawless right side 360 mute grab and a left-side 900 tail grab on the jumps. The judges awarded her with a winning score of 90.4.

      Rounding out the women’s podium Jamie Crane-Mauzy scored an 81.0. Mauzy’s performance was also enough to earn her a last chance invitation to join the upcoming Winter X Games 17 in Aspen as Tsubota is already on the X Games roster. U.S. Freeskiing Rookies Team member Alexi Micinski grasped third place with a score of 79.2.

      “The contest today couldn’t have gone better. The weather was perfect, the level of skiing was mind-blowing and open events are one of the biggest gems in our sport,” remarked NewSchoolers.com Editor Jeff Schmuck. “Much respect to The North Face for putting this series together for the athletes, who all took advantage of the opportunity and skied incredibly well.”

      The North Face Park and Pipe Open 2013 park competition at Whistler Blackcomb will be broadcast Feb. 7, 2013 (time TBD) on the CBS Sports Network.

      Click Here For Park Final Results


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  • PPOS Athletes of Whistler - Th PPOS Athletes of Whistler - The North Face

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      Peter Adam Crook, TJ Schiller, Kris Atkinson and Peter Olenick discuss the current progression of freeskiing and importance of open events.

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  • Welcome To The Park and Pipe O Welcome To The Park and Pipe Open Series 2013 - The North Face

    • From: thenorthface
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      Park and Pipe athletes make their way to Whistler Blackcomb, host of Stop #2 of the 2013 The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series. Whistler is one of the pioneers in the freeskiing movement and home to one of the world's most progressive terrain parks.

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  • Copper Mountain Highlights - P Copper Mountain Highlights - Park and Pipe Open Series 2013 - The North Face

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      Watch highlights from the Copper Mountain pipe event - our first stop in The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series 2012-2013. Catch a complete broadcast of the Copper Mountain event on CBS Sports, Dec. 23, 2012 , 1 p.m. EST.

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  • Prepping at Copper Mountain - Prepping at Copper Mountain - Park And Pipe Open Series - The North Face

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      Freeskiing athletes, including Maddie Bowman and Tanner Hall, discuss training for their sport in the lead up to the Copper Mountain pipe event - the first stop in The North Park and Pipe Open 2012-2013 Series.

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  • News: Mike Riddle, Maddie Bowm News: Mike Riddle, Maddie Bowman Crowned Champions At Copper

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      Copper Mountain, CO - The first stop of the 2013 The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series (PPOS) concluded Sunday in chilly temperatures with variable light conditions at Copper Mountain, Colorado. Over $10,000 in prize money and swag was awarded to the top finishers including The North Face athletes Mike Riddle, of Whistler, BC, and Maddie Bowman, of South Lake Tahoe, CA, who both took first place.

      On Saturday, 62 male and 23 female athletes from around the globe including the United States, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, Russia and more skied in a highly competitive qualifier day. The men were divided into three heats with the top four scores in each heat moving on to the finals as well as the next top four male scores. A total of 16 men advanced to Sunday’s final round. Twelve women also progressed to the finals, vying to win the first Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) U.S. event of the season.

      Men’s champion Mike Riddle started off his winning run with a left-side double cork 1260 mute grab. He then executed a clean right-side 900 tail grab moving into a left-side 900 opposite Japan grab. An alley-oop flat spin 360 bow-and-arrow-grab led to his final trick, a switch left-side 900 mute grab. The run earned Riddle a high score of 90.

      “The PPOS Finals at Copper Mountain went down amazingly well with athletes competing at a top level for any standard,” said PPOS Head Judge Steele Spence with AFP. “This open series format is so important for up-and-coming freeskiers to have the opportunity to compete alongside the pros. In addition, athletes at Copper were able to earn both FIS and AFP points.”

      Rounding out the men’s podium in second place was Peter Crook of the British Virgin Islands scoring an 86.4. Finally, U.S. Freeskiing Rookie Team athlete Aaron Blunck out of Crested Butte, Colorado took the third place spot with a score of 84.6.

      U.S Freeskiing team member Maddie Bowman placed herself on top of the women’s podium with a run consisting of a straight-air tail grab, a left-side 900, a right-side 540, a left-side 540 mute grab, a right-side 720 and capped off her first place run with a smooth switch left-side 540 scoring a 85.8.

      Anais Caradeaux of France took second place with an 81.4 followed by Angeli VanLaanen, former World Cup Superpipe Champion out of Salt Lake City, UT, who scored an 80.8.

      A one-hour broadcast of The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series event at Copper Mountain will air on the CBS Sports Network Dec. 23, 2012 at 1pm EST and again on Dec. 25 (time TBD).

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  • News: The North Face Park And News: The North Face Park And Pipe Open Series Kicks Off At Copper Mountain

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      Salt Lake City, Utah — The first stop of the 2013 The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series  (PPOS) kicks off with an exciting halfpipe competition at Copper Mountain, Colo. on Dec. 8-9, 2012. The North Face PPOS allows top-level professionals and up-and-coming freeskiing athletes the opportunity to advance in the competition circuit at all four stops throughout the 2013 tour.

      “The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series is very important for North American freeskiing athletes,” said Steele Spence, PPOS series head judge. “The series is a stepping stone for athletes hoping to progress to the top level of competition. The events are very well organized with a full panel of Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) certified judges and courses at world-class resorts.”

      The first stop at Copper Mountain will be the first AFP sanctioned event in the United States for the 2013 competition season. In addition, the Copper Mountain event will be an International Ski Federation (FIS) sanctioned NORAM CUP event with athletes earning FIS points.

      “FIS is excited to be able to integrate The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series events in Copper Mountain, CO and Northstar, CA into the 2012-13 FIS Freestyle NORAM NORAM CUP,” said Konrad X Rotermund, FIS Freestyle Continental Cup Coordinator-Americas. “These events will provide a great opportunity for athletes to get their needed FIS points to be part of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games qualification process and/or earn the opportunity to be the NORAM CUP Champion. Recognizing schedules are very full in North America, it is great to be able to cooperate with the already established PPOS events to give the athletes multiple avenues to meet their competitive goals in a single event.”

      Halfpipe skiing will make its Olympic debut in 2014 at the Sochi, Russia Winter Games. The PPOS will work in conjunction with the AFP to ensure professional competition judging in accordance with AFP standards and criteria. Judging is based on overall impression, including content, difficulty of run, style and use of park or pipe.

      “I am excited to be a part of the The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series at Copper Mountain,” said The North Face Athlete Mike Riddle. “The best athletes in the world are all converging at the resort this early season to get dialed in for the coming season. The event will see a very skilled field showing-off the tricks they have practiced all summer.”

      The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series at Copper Mountain begins on Friday, Dec. 7 with athlete registration. The competition kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 8 with practice and qualifiers in the Main Vein Superpipe, and concludes on Sunday, Dec. 9 with finals. Coinciding with The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series, Copper Mountain’s celebrates its 40th Anniversary Dec. 7-9. Specials throughout the weekend include $40 lift tickets, $40 Woodward Intro Sessions, $40 Ski & Ride School Lessons, $40 rentals for two, and many more.

      The U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding athletes will also gather at Copper Mountain on Saturday, Dec. 8 for the annual U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding team naming event at 2:45 p.m. followed by a free concert by the Neil Diamond cover band, Super Diamond at 3 p.m. in Burning Stones Plaza. Enter to win a private meet and greet with America’s snowboarding and freeskiing Olympic hopefuls at www.facebook/CopperMtn or www.facebook/US-Freeskiing.

      The field is absolutely stacked for the Copper Mountain pipe event. Twenty-four women and 65 men will be taking on Copper’s 22-foot superpipe seeking not only the PPOS event win, but AFP and FIS points. With names including Tanner Hall, Rosalind Groenewoud, Justin Dorey, Maddie Bowman, and the Wells brothers all in attendance, it is going to be an all out battle for the title.

      Full athlete list:

      Women 
        
      Aerts     Katrien
      Austin     Zyre
      Bowman     Maddie
      Caradeux     Anais
      Drew     Annalisa
      Faivre     Virginie
      Groenewoud     Rosalind
      Gunning     Shannon
      Gunning     Megan
      Hansen     Keltie
      Haupt     Hannah
      Jaeger     Mirjam
      Krass     Julia
      Kuzma     Janina
      Marine     Tripier mondancin
      Ragettli     Nina
      Saori     Suzuki
      Satoh     Maiko
      Sharp     Kimmy
      Sharpe     Cassandra
      Simpkins     Emily
      Terada     Shuri
      VanLaanen     Angeli
      Vicenti     Anna
         
         
      Men
         
      Allen     Christian
      Atkinson     Kris
      Bijasson     Nicolas
      Blanchi     Antoine
      Blunck     Aaron
      Bowman     Lukas
      Bowman     Noah
      Carr     Gage
      Cheshire     Rowan
      Crook     Peter
      Culver     Riley
      Cummings     Jaek
      D’Artois     Simon
      DeLong     Kyle
      Dorey     Justin
      Ferreira     Alexander
      Gorham     Cottie
      Hall     Tanner
      Iliano     Frederick
      Jefferies     Collin
      Karker     Austin
      Kish     Brian
      Lauper     Nils
      Leeds     Broby
      LeHouillier     Carson
      Leonard     John
      Lerjen     Yannic
      MacKay     Aaron
      MacKay     Brendan
      Malone     Ryan
      Mann     Billy
      Margetts     Matthew
      Maxwell     Ben
      Mousseau     Zak
      Narita     Grim
      Northey     Garett
      Oland     Tyson
      Olenick     Peter
      P’ng     Matthew
      Peterson     Tyler
      Pollet-Villard     Joffrey
      Riddle     Mike
      Rosenberger     Nick
      Rosenblum     Daniel
      Schumacher     Mike
      Seaton     Taylor
      Sheehan     Lyndon
      Sheridan     Cas
      Shibabuki     Takanori
      Smaine     Kyle
      Speight     Peter
      Straight     Geoff
      Taylor     Robert
      Terada     Kiyoshi
      Tierney     Andrew
      Tsuda     Kentaro
      Visser     Hunter
      Webb     James
      Wells     Byron
      Wells     Beau-James
      Wells     Jackson
      Wells     Josse
      Wilson     Taylor
      Wilson     Mitchell
      Wood     Walter

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  • Park and Pipe Open Series Teas Park and Pipe Open Series Teaser 2013

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      Get stoked for the 2012-2013 season of The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series, a 4-stop freeskiing tour featuring slopestyle, halfpipe, big air, and rail jam skiing competitions. Copper Mountain December 8-9 Whistler Blackcomb January 14-17 Waterville Valley February 23 Northstar at Tahoe March 8-10 Learn more at www.TheNorthFacePPOS.com

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  • News: The North Face Park and News: The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series Announces 2013 Schedule

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      Photographer Seb Fremont, Location Whistler Blackcomb

      Athlete Registration Opens Thursday, November 8, 2012, 10 AM MST

      SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – As the first traces of snow dust North American mountain peaks, freeskiing athletes everywhere are revving up for another exciting winter competition season. Falling in line with the anticipation of a great winter, The North Face announced venues for The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series (PPOS), including Copper Mountain, CO (Dec. 8-9); Whistler Blackcomb, BC (Jan. 14-17); Waterville Valley, NH (Feb. 23) and Northstar California Resort, CA (March 8-10).

      “This year’s events are perfectly scheduled to provide prime advancement opportunities for athletes ready to take their freeskiing career to the next level,” said Barb Hamblett PPOS Event Director with Mountain Sports International, Inc. (MSI). “Spectators can expect to see exciting top level competition at all four PPOS stops this season.”

      All four PPOS events are part of the Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) competition schedule. The Copper Mountain and Northstar California Resort stops will both be International Ski Federation (FIS) sanctioned NORAM CUP events with athletes earning FIS points. Athlete registration for all four PPOS stops will open Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at 10 a.m. MST.

      “FIS is excited to be able to integrate The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series events in Copper Mountain, CO and Northstar, CA into the 2012-13 FIS Freestyle NORAM CUP,” said Konrad X Rotermund FIS Freestyle Continental Cup Coordinator-Americas. “These events will provide a great opportunity for athletes to get their needed FIS points to be part of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games qualification process and/or earn the opportunity to be the NORAM CUP Champion. Recognizing schedules are very full in North America, it is great to be able to cooperate with the already established PPOS events to give the athletes multiple avenues to meet their competitive goals in a single event.”

      Founded in 2010, The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series (PPOS) features slopestyle and halfpipe skiing competitions with $55,000 in total prize value up for grabs. As one of the only open-format event series, amateurs have the opportunity to compete alongside top pros.

      “The North Face is excited to bring yet another season of freeskiing competition opportunities to athletes, both professional and amateur, across North America,” said The North Face Director of Sports Marketing Katie Ramage. “The progression of the sport of freeskiing is important to us, and this competition format is another way for us to support that movement.”

      Slopestyle skiing takes place in a venue comprised of man-made features such as rails, boxes and jumps contained on a single slope. Halfpipe skiing takes place in a halfpipe similar to those used for halfpipe snowboarding. Skiers accelerate through the pipe to gain increased height jumping out of the halfpipe while simultaneously executing challenging grabs, spins, flips and other maneuvers. Skiers string together a series of aerials from the halfpipe in a single run. Judging is based on overall impression, including content, difficulty of run, style and use of park or pipe. Both slopestyle and halfpipe skiing will make their Olympic debut in 2014 at the Sochi, Russia Winter Games. The PPOS will work in conjunction with the Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) on competition judging with Steele Spence serving as head judge for the series.

      “The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series is very important for North American freeskiing athletes,” said Steele Spence, PPOS series head judge. “The series is a stepping stone for athletes hoping to progress to the top level of competition. The events are very well organized with a full panel of AFP certified judges and courses at world-class resorts.”

      2012-13 PPOS Series Schedule

      Copper Mountain, Colorado (FIS Event) - December 8-9, 2012

      Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia - January 14-17,2013

      Waterville Valley, New Hampshire - February 23, 2013

      Northstar California Resort, California (FIS Event) - March 8-10, 2013

      For athlete or registration information visit www.thenorthfaceppos.com or contact Julia Jimmerson MSI athlete relations manager at jjimmerson@mtsports.com or (801) 349-4616.

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  • News: Discrete Headwear Announ News: Discrete Headwear Announces Chris Logan To Team

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      Salt Lake City-based headwear manufacturer announces Mammoth-based, Chris Logan to its athlete roster for the 2012-2013 season.

      SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – Discrete Sport, LLC, a rider founded, owned and conceived headwear brand in the winter sport industry, is proud to announce the addition of Chris Logan to their athlete program.  Equipped with some of the most stylish tricks on the competition scene and a number of strong film segments with Level 1, he is ready to showcase Discrete and make a solid addition to a well-rounded Discrete athlete roster.

      Discrete has committed to sponsor Chris because he stands out among the slopestyle and film skiing pack with a combination of technical tricks, style, and big airs.  Well known as the guinea pig for all of level 1’s massive jumps, Chris put out his strongest segment yet this season and shows no sign of slowing down.  Discrete is proud to help him in his future in the sport.

      Chris's strength is jumping, but he is a multi-talented skier with great rail skills.  His 2010/ 2011 season highlights include winning the North Face pipe and park open slopestyle, securing him a spot at his first Winter X Games.  In the 2011/ 2012 season, his second season of competing at a professional level he qualified for the finals in both of the Dew Tour stops that he competed in. This past season he aimed his focus more towards the film aspect of skiing, and with some very productive trips to Alaska, Europe, and Pemberton, BC he showed off his rounded ability in both the streets and backcountry jumping talents.

      “I created and built awareness for Discrete by sponsoring amazing athletes,” said Julian Carr, Discrete Owner and professional skier.  “Chris fits our program so well, it’s refreshing to know there is a kid out there with so much talent and an eagerness to work hard – that’s our formula.”

      Chris will be based out of Mammoth Lakes, California again for the 2012/ 2013 season.  He plans on competing in The Winter Dew Tour, along with a few other contests throughout the season.  He also plans on continuing his film career with Level 1 Productions and putting out web edits with his Mammoth based crew Montage Inc./ Purple City Project. 

      Discrete Sport, LLC is the true rider conceived, rider owned, rider operated headwear company in the snow industry.  Business operations begin in 2008, Discrete is a collaboration of athletes, designers, musicians, artists, and photographers.  The company’s international office is located in Salt Lake City, Utah with distribution in the United States, Norway, UK, France, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, and South Korea. 

      For more, visit www.discreteheadwear.com

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