Park City Mountain Resort Hosts the Sprint US Snowboarding Grand Prix and Winter Games Team Announcement with concert by Thirty Seconds To Mars

Park City, Utah (January 19, 2010) – Park City Mountain Resort will host the two final stops of the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix, Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23, 2010. The two Park City Mountain Resort Grand Prix competitions will finalize the U.S. halfpipe team for the 2010 Winter Games, which will be named following the competition Saturday night with a concert by Thirty Seconds to Mars.

“We are honored to be hosting such an important event,” said Jeremy Cooper, terrain park manager and Chief of Competition. “It seems fitting that the U.S. halfpipe team for the 2010 Winter Games will be named in the Eagle Superpipe, which is the same location where U.S. history was made when the American men swept the medals in the 2002 Winter Games.”

The event is FREE to the public. The schedule will be as follows:

Friday, January 22, 2010
5:30 – 6:20 p.m. Halfpipe Finals Warm-up
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Men’s & Women’s Halfpipe Finals
(Awards immediately following)

Saturday, January 23, 2010
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Xbox Junior Jam
(Pick’N Shovel Terrain Park)
5:30 – 6:20 p.m Halfpipe Finals Warm-up
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Men’s & Women’s Halfpipe Finals
(Awards immediately following)
8:45 – 10:00 p.m. FREE Concert and Winter Games Team Announcement

Sunday, January 24, 2010
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. NBC Broadcast of Event

The Grand Prix will conclude Saturday night with a free concert by multi-platinum rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars who recently released their third album This Is War. The album’s first single “Kings & Queens” just hit #1 on the alternative radio airplay charts, marking the group’s second #1 single and third top 5 hit. This Is War is the follow-up to 2005’s A Beautiful Lie which hit multi-platinum status after two years of heavy global touring and winning fans over, one-by-one, garnering the band a growing and loyal fan base. Formed by brothers Jared Letoand Shannon Leto, Thirty Seconds to Mars have over 100 million views on YouTube, 40 million plays on MySpace, more than one million fans on iLike/Facebook and have won numerous awards and accolades, including an MTV Video Music Award, three MTV EMA’s, an MTV Latin and Asia Award, a Fuse Award, and three Kerrang! Awards.

For more information on Thirty Seconds To Mars, please visit http://www.thirtysecondstomars.com/

For more information on the Sprint US Snowboarding Grand Prix visit http://www.pcride.com/winter/events/grand_prix/index.html