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How to Watch the U.S. Grand Prix Halfpipe and Big Air for Free

Tune in to live stream the best freeskiers and snowboarders competing at Copper Mountain this week.

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  • The Toyota U.S. Grand Prix takes place Dec. 14-17, 2022 at Copper Mountain Resort, Colo. You can live stream the qualifiers and finals in each of the four events on Outside Watch, or the Outside TV app, available on AppleAndroidRoku, or Fire TV streaming devices. The schedule is as follows:
    • Toyota U.S. Grand Prix Men and Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe qualifiers, 9:25 a.m. MST on Wednesday, Dec. 14
    • Visa Big Air Men and Women’s Freeski qualifiers, 9:20 a.m. MST on Wednesday, Dec. 14
    • Toyota U.S. Grand Prix Men and Women’s Freeski Halfpipe qualifiers, 9:20 a.m. MST on Thursday, Dec. 15
    • Visa Big Air Men and Women’s Snowboard qualifiers, 9:30 a.m. MST on Thursday, Dec. 15
    • Visa Big Air Men and Women’s Freeski finals, 9:50 a.m. MST on Friday, Dec. 16
    • Toyota U.S. Grand Prix Men and Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe finals, 12:50 p.m. MST on Friday, Dec. 16
    • Visa Big Air Men and Women’s Snowboard Finals, 9:50 a.m. MST on Saturday, Dec. 17
    • Toyota U.S. Grand Prix Men and Women’s Freeski Halfpipe finals, 12:50 p.m. MST on Saturday, Dec. 17

From Dec. 14-17, world’s best freeskiers and snowboarders will gather at Copper Mountain for the U.S. Grand Prix and Visa Big Air presented by Toyota. It’s one of the longest-standing freestyle events in the country and, during Olympic years like last winter, serves as a big part of the U.S. Freeski and U.S. Snowboard Team Olympic qualification process.

There will be four events over the course of four days—two each for skiers and snowboarders—each with a round of qualifiers followed by the finals. This is the first of three freestyle World Cup events taking place in the U.S. this winter, with the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix returning to Mammoth in February 2023, along with the Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle Ski World Cup in Deer Valley during that same week.

Aspen’s Alex Ferreira landed at the top of the podium in men’s halfpipe at last year’s Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain. Photo: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Halfpipe and Big Air competitions comprise the event, with the men’s and women’s ski and snowboard fields competing consecutively in each. The U.S. Grand Prix halfpipe event has been taking place at Copper since 2013, and is a good fit for the Colorado resort known for its well-maintained parks and pipes. Ever since Woodward opened its first winter facility at Copper in 2009, the resort has embraced its stature as a premier destination for the park and pipe crowd. The competition will take place in Copper’s 22-foot Superpipe, located on Lower Main Vein, near Center Village. The 550-foot-long, 80-foot-wide pipe is consistently the first Olympic-sized halfpipe to open in North America every winter. Watch for each competitor to perform about five tricks throughout the length of the pipe.

The Visa Big Air events returns to Copper after a four-year hiatus. The course is located on the Lower Bouncer trail and features a 70-foot jump, off of which the skiers and snowboarders will be visible to spectators in Center Village. Competitors will start their runs from a 70-foot-high snow-covered scaffolding to ensure they get enough height to perform their tricks safely.

If you’re in the vicinity, all events are free to watch. If not, see below for how to stream the competitions live.

Event Schedule

snowboard podium Grand Prix Copper 21
Last year’s women’s snowboard halfpipe winners Sena Tomita of Japan, China’s Xueton Cai, and Queralt Castellet of Spain. Who will rise to the top this year? Photo: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Wednesday, Dec. 14: Toyota U.S. Grand Prix Men and Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe qualifiers

  • The women’s snowboard halfpipe qualifier starts at 9:25 a.m. MST
  • Heat 1 of the men’s snowboard halfpipe qualifier starts at 12 p.m. MST
  • Heat 2 men’s snowboard halfpipe qualifiers starts at 2:10 p.m. MST
  • The best one of two runs counts

Wednesday, Dec. 14: Visa Big Air Men and Women’s Freeski qualifiers

  • Heat 1 of the men’s freeski Big Air qualifier starts at 9:20 a.m. MST
  • Heat 2 men’s freeski Big Air qualifier starts at11:50 a.m. MST
  • The women’s freeski Big Air qualifier starts at 2:05 p.m. MST
  • The best one of two runs counts

Thursday, Dec. 15: Toyota U.S. Grand Prix Men and Women’s Freeski Halfpipe qualifiers

  • The women’s freeski halfpipe qualifier starts at 9:20 a.m. MST
  • Heat 1 of the men’s freeski halfpipe qualifier starts at 12 p.m. MST
  • Heat 2 men’s freeski halfpipe qualifiers starts at 2:10 p.m. MST
  • The best one of two runs counts

Thursday, Dec. 15: Visa Big Air Men and Women’s Snowboard qualifiers

  • Heat 1 of the men’s freeski Big Air qualifier starts at 9:30 a.m. MST
  • Heat 2 men’s freeski Big Air qualifier starts at 11:50 a.m. MST
  • The women’s freeski Big Air qualifier starts at 2:05 p.m. MST
  • The best one of two runs counts

Friday, Dec. 16: Visa Big Air Men and Women’s Freeski finals

  • Finals start at 9:50 a.m. MST
  • The best one run of three counts

Friday, Dec. 16: Toyota U.S. Grand Prix Men and Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe finals

  • Finals start at 12:50 p.m. MST
  • The best one run of three counts

Saturday, Dec. 17: Visa Big Air Men and Women’s Snowboard finals

  • Finals start at 9:50 a.m. MST
  • The best one run of three counts

Saturday, Dec. 17: Toyota U.S. Grand Prix Men and Women’s Freeski Halfpipe finals

  • Finals start at 12:50 p.m. MST
  • The best one run of three counts

Where to watch online

Live stream all of the U.S. Grand Prix and Visa Big Air competitions for free on Outside Watch, or the Outside TV app, available on Apple, Android, Roku, or Fire TV streaming devices. Outside+ members will also have access to all of the weekend’s races on-demand after live coverage has concluded.

How to Download the Outside TV app on your smartphone or TV

  • iOS users: Download the Outside TV app here to watch the races on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV
  • Google Play: Download the Outside TV app here to watch on Android and Google Play compatible devices

Still have questions about how to access the U.S. Grand Prix and Visa Big Air races on Outside’s streaming platforms? We’ve got all the answers right here.

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