Grand Prix

Freeskier Simon Dumont puts the road to the Olympics in perspective

Simon Dumont’s influence and impact on the sport of freeskiing over the course of his 13-year career is undeniable. Dumont led the sport from its infancy to the doorstep of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Having played such an important role in bringing freeskiing to the Olympics, Dumont was clearly disappointed when he didn't make the U.S. team after tearing his ACL during a qualifying run in Park City. But don't think you've seen the last of Dumont. Even after tearing his ACL, he still took another halfpipe run 24 hours later just to soak in the contest atmosphere. And he expects to be back on skis full time in the fall, focusing more on filming than contests, and continuing to push freeskiing forward.

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Photo courtesy Steven Earl/2014 Visa Freeskiing Grand Prix

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Stale Sandbech out sloped everyone to win slopestyle at the Copper Grand Prix

Copper Mountain just played host to the first leg of the Grand Prix this past weekend and continued the excitement that the Winter Dew Tour started. Shaun White's ankle seemed to be all better after reaggravating a previous injury, but in slopestyle it didn't matter much about White's ankle. That's because Norwegian Stale Sandbech stole the show. Laying down a 97 out of 100 in his final run, which included a line of a Cab 1260 to a backside flatspin 1440 to a frontside 1080, Sandbech trumped the entire field. For more on the Copper Grand Prix head over to Transworld Snow.