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Ski & Snowboard News / Watch the best ... free

Feb 27, 2015 07:22AM ● By Harriet Wallis


Spectators can be close to the action and enjoy the amazing talents of snowboarders and freestyle skiers at the this weekend's Grand Prix at Park City Mountain Resort. Admission is free, but it takes a short walk to get to the venue that's near the base of the resort. 

The 2015 U.S. Snowboarding & Freeskiing Grand Prix will highlight the world's best ski and snowboard athletes in Park City Mountain Resort's award-winning Eagle Superpipe and King's Crown slopestyle course. You can watch Sochi gold medalist and all-star Joss Christensen perform.

Joss along with two other local athletes qualified in challenging conditions to qualify for Friday's Visa Grand Prix Men’s Ski Slopestyle finals.

During the qualifiers, snowy conditions that at times made visibility and speed difficult, Christensen, Wallisch and Williams finished with three of the top eight scores from a 60-man field with Christensen qualifying first overall with a 95.00 on his first run.

The three Park City athletes will be joined by seven other international skiers in Friday’s final including: Gus Kenworthy (USA), Bobby Brown (USA), Felix Stridsberg-Usterud (NOR), Evan McEachran (CAN), James Woods (USA), Sami Sakkinen (FIN) and Chris Laker (USA). Ski Slopestyle finals begin Friday at noon.

Grand Prix competition continues through the weekend with Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle finals Friday, Ski Halfpipe finals Saturday and Snowboard Halfpipe finals Sunday. Admission for all events is free.

Here's the weekend schedule:

Saturday, February 28: noon -1:30pm Freeskiing Halfpipe Finals

Sunday, March 1: noon -1:30pm Snowboarding Halfpipe Final

Miss it live? Here's the TV schedule (EST):

March 1, 2015 at 12:00pm ET NBC - SNB - SS
March 1, 2015 at 1:00pm ET NBC - FS - SS
March 4, 2015 at 12:00am ET NBCSN - SNB - HP 

Live Streaming on NBC Sports Live Extra (times EST):

February 27, 2015 3:00pm-5:00pm FS - FS
February 28, 2015 2:00pm-3:30pm FS - HP
March 1, 2015 2:00pm-3:30pm SB - HP