The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series returns to Copper Mountain's Main Vein Superpipe Dec. 6-8. As one of the only open-format event series, amateurs have the opportunity to compete alongside top pros at this action packed event. Past athletes participating have included Tanner Hall, Jossi Wells, Maddie Bowman, Mike Riddle and more. Athletes will compete for the podium and both AFP and FIS NorAm Cup points. This year's stakes are especially high as the event will also serve as a last chance qualifier into the U.S. Grand Prix series, which is the Olympic qualification series for freeskiing athletes in the U.S., and will ultimately select the athletes who will compete for the U.S. Olympic Freeskiing team at the Sochi Winter Olympics in February. The Sochi Olympics will be the first winter Games to include freeskiing halfpipe and slopestyle.