Silverthorne snowboarders Chris Corning, Red Gerard and Kyle Mack will join 53 other chosen snowboarders from a U.S. and abroad to take partial in subsequent month’s Burton U.S. Open.
The 36th annual eventuality earnings to Vail Mountain Mar 5-10, and for many tip riders it will be their initial vital foe after a Pyeongchang Winter Olympics interpretation on Feb. 25.
Other competitors scheduled to foe are: Anna Gasser, Antoine Truchon, Benjamin Ferguson, Brock Crouch, Brooke Voigt, Carlos Garcia Knight, Chas Guldemond, Chase Josey, Christy Prior, Darcy Sharpe, Emil Ulsletten, Enni Rukajarvi, Eric Beachemin, Fridjof Tischendorf, Hailey Langland, Iouri Podladtchikov, Jamie Anderson, Jamie Nicholls, Judd Henkes, Julia Marino, Katie Ormerod, Marcus Kleveland, Mark McMorris, Matthew Ladley, Max Parrot, Michael Ciccarelli, Miyabi Onitsuka, Mons Roisland, Pat Burgener, Raibu Katayama, Reira Iawbuchi, Roope Tonteri, Ryan Stassel, Scotty James, Sebastian de Buck, Sebastien Toutant, Seppe Smits, Shaun White, Silje Norendal, Sina Candrian, Spencer O’Brien, Stale Sandbech, Sven Thorgren, Takeru Otsuka, Tiarn Collins, Sorgeir Berrem, Tyler Nicholson, Ville Paumola, Yimei Zhang, Yuka Fujimori, Yuki Kadono, Yuto Totsuka and Zoi Sadowski Synnott.
The longest-running eventuality in rival snowboarding, a eventuality will kick-off on Tuesday, Mar 6 with a Burton U.S. Open Junior Jam featuring a margin of a tip halfpipe riders aged 14 and under. Sixteen boys and 8 girls will conflict it out in a 22-foot superpipe. The immature riders will foe for a square of a $2,000 esteem purse and a eventuality to foe alongside a pros in Thursday’s halfpipe semi-finals. The slopestyle finals are afterwards slated for Friday, with Saturday’s halfpipe finals rounding out a week.
On Wednesday, Mar 7, a pro foe will get underway with a world’s tip riders competing in a men’s and women’s slopestyle semi-finals. On Thursday, Mar 8, a men’s and women’s halfpipe semi-finals will take place. Finalists will foe for a $343,000 esteem purse.
The eventuality will also have an stretched giveaway live unison array in Vail, nonetheless a full party proclamation hasn’t occurred yet. The party will underline a newly-added Shakedown indoor venue.
It’s sixth uninterrupted year during Vail Mountain, Burton will once again yield giveaway snowboard and contracting demos for riders to try out all of a newest 2018 equipment. Attendees will also have a eventuality to knowledge a new Step On on-snow demo experience. Burton Girls will be charity demos and a giveaway Burton Girls Ride Day for a ladies. And kids 3-6 will be means to event a kids learn-to-ride Riglet Park and try out giveaway Burton demo apparatus and lessons.
Last year, American maestro Shaun White shielded his U.S. Open halfpipe pretension with a history-making run including a Cab double cork 1440 — his initial in foe — to acquire a 10-point lead. For a women, then-16-year-old phenom Chloe Kim shielded her title, improving her measure with any uninterrupted run with tricks including a large frontside 1080 tail grab.
In slopestyle, Austria’s Anna Gasser won her initial Burton U.S. Open pretension by putting down arguably a biggest women’s slopestyle run of all time, with complicated rail combos and large atmosphere that enclosed a Cab double underflip. And Mark McMorris of Canada won a men’s slopestyle with a run that featured spins all 4 ways including a outrageous switch backside triple cork 1620 melon — a initial time he had ever landed this pretence in a slopestyle contest.
At final year’s slopestyle final, Corning finished in fifth with a measure of 79.20 while Gerard took seventh with a measure of 76.85.
All 5 days of movement will be promote online with slopestyle and halfpipe finals airing live on Red Bull TV and locally in Colorado on TV8. All other semi-finals and Junior Jam foe will atmosphere live on BurtonUSOpen.com.
The finals competitions will also be promote nationally on Fox Sports 2.