Chevy U.S. Grand Prix at Killington

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Killington Resort will host more than 100 of the world’s best snowboarders, including Olympians and World Champions battling for more than $130,000 in cash and prizes, at the finals of the Chevy U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Bear Mountain March 15-16. The event will be broadcast on NBC March 29th at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

Grammy-nominated group Shiny Toy Guns will perform prior to the halfpipe finals at Bear Mountain at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 15. This Los Angeles-based band brings a progressive electronica, indie and rock style beat and was nominated for the best electronic album of 2007. Their current hit Le Desko and Rainy Monday are topping the charts in the UK and Canada.

The Chevy U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix offers one of the largest overall purses in snowboarding, with prizes totaling more than $300,000, including a new Chevrolet truck awarded to the overall halfpipe champions at Killington. In addition, the Killington Grand Prix event is a Five-Star rated Swatch TTR World Tour event. Killington’s 430-foot long Superpipe, featuring 18-foot walls, will host the Halfpipe competition on Saturday, March 15. The Paul Mitchell Progression Session Slopestyle will take place on Sunday, March 16 on Bear Mountain’s Bear Claw Trail on a course built by Planet Snow Designs, which has designed courses for the Olympics, X Games and U.S. Open.

For more information visit: ussnowboarding.com/grandprix/ or killington.com

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~ by hrocker on February 29, 2008.

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