Freeskiers and snowboarders show off at US Grand Prix final

Posted at 6:10 PM, Mar 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-01 20:10:28-05

PARK CITY, Utah – Skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts made their way to Park City Sunday to watch the final day of this year’s Grand Prix Freeskiing and Snowboarding competition.

This is Park City Mountain Resort’s third year hosting the event, which brings some of the world’s best freeskiers and snowboarders to Park City. Over the past three days, athletes competed in the skiing and snowboarding slopestyle and halfpipe finals.

Organizers say the event is a great representation of the world’s top skiers and boarders, and also highlights the future talent of the sports.

“It speaks really well to the vitality and depth of these two sports – snowboarding and free skiing on the men’s and women’s side – so you come up and we’re showcasing some of the best in the world today and some of the best coming up in the future as well,” said Andy Miller, communications manager for Park City Mountain Resort.

Park City local Joss Christensen won the slopestyle for the second year in a row; Gus Kenworthy took top spot for ski halfpipe; and Kelly Clark took top podium for halfpipe.