BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Race officials at the U.S. Grand Prix have decided to cancel the snowboard halfpipe and slopestyle finals because of snow and high wind.
The jury won’t count the earlier qualifying results to determine a winner, leaving only two more events to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Some of the riders were upset about the news, saying they planned to protest. Slopestyle snowboarder Jamie Anderson qualified first and could have secured her spot on the team had the preliminary results stood.
The day before, heavy snow forced the cancellation of the skiing slopestyle event and the qualifying marks became the official results in accordance to FIS Freestyle rules. But FIS technical delegate Jim Sidorchuk says there are different rules governing snowboarding events.