Listen to sounds of Grand Prix at Copper; Thovex, Wallisch, Harlaut and more
More than 100 competitors dropped into the slopestyle course at Copper Mountain today, and of those, only 16 advanced to Saturday’s final round—the top four from as many heats. The first of four official Grand Prix events, this Olympic qualifier has drawn talent from around the globe. Amid the competition this afternoon, we checked in with a handful of the riders; the sound bites are embedded below for your listening pleasure. For more, be sure to subscribe to Freeskier’s Soundcloud channel.
Beau-James Wells walks us through the slopestyle course
Russ Henshaw talks rigors of a busy competition schedule
Henshaw and Elias Ambühl hang near the finish corral — Copper Mountain, CO
Joss Christensen checks in from Grand Prix at Copper
Henrik Harlaut checks in from Grand Prix at Copper
Tom Wallisch talks Grand Prix, Candide’s return, Mandy Moore and more
Wallisch celebrates his “through” to finals with a nice, cold Bud — Copper Mountain, CO
Candide Thovex checks in from Grand Prix at Copper
Andreas Håtveit re: up-and-coming Norwegians, and being a dad
Gus Kenworthy talks Grand Prix and Fantasy Freeride
Steele Spence re: judging at Grand Prix, Copper
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Henrik Lampert loves hot dogs, the Boston Bruins and Norway. He's the Online Editor here at Freeskier.