An positively packaged margin of a world’s best snowboarders are slated to foe subsequent week during the 35th annual U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships, a longest-running snowboard foe and one of a final vital contests brazen of a PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. From Feb 27th – Mar 4th at Vail Mountain Resort, Olympic medalists scheduled to foe in a U.S. Open halfpipe and slopestyle competitions embody two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White (USA) and three-time Olympic Medalist Kelly Clark (USA); 2014 Olympic Slopestyle Medalists Mark McMorris (CAN), Stale Sandbech (NOR), Jamie Anderson (USA) and Enni Rukajarvi (FIN); and a whole 2014 Men’s Olympic Halfpipe lectern of Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI), Ayumu Hirano (JPN), and Taku Hiraoka (JPN) are confirmed.
Enthusiasm for a U.S. Open foe is high, Shaun White says, “I’ve been roving during a Open given we was a small kid, and it’s always a good time. Last year’s Open was one of a best for me – we pennyless my aged record of 24 feet out of a halfpipe with a 26-foot atmosphere on a initial hit. All of a riders step adult their diversion during a Open, generally with a Olympics reduction than a year out. we can’t wait to see how a foe shapes adult this time around.”
As always spectators are invited to come watch all a sparkling competitions for FREE as good as suffer the Burton U.S. Open Live Music Lineup following any day’s competition, and a full line-up of U.S. Open activities.
The foe starts with a legendary Junior Jam on Tuesday, Feb 28th featuring a margin of 16 boys and 9 girls underneath age 14 competing in a full distance Superpipe. These next-generation rippers are unequivocally a destiny of a foe – in fact this is where many of today’s pros initial got their start. The tip boys and girls finisher will any allege into a pro competition.
The pro foe kicks off on Wednesday, Mar 1st with men’s and women’s slopestyle semi-finals during Vail Mountain’s Golden Peak. Kyle Mack (USA) earnings to urge his pretension following his 2016 win featuring back-to-back triple cork 1440s. He’ll face unbending foe with Mark McMorris (USA) entrance off wins during Dew Tour slopestyle and mixed FIS World Cup Big Air events. Additional contenders embody Max Parrot (CAN) who finished on a tip mark during both a 2017 X Games Big Air and a Innsbruck Air Style, as good as 17-year-old 2017 X Games Slopestyle Gold Medalist Marcus Kleveland (NOR).
The margin is packaged in women’s slopestyle with five-time Burton U.S. Open Slopestyle Champion Jamie Anderson going for her sixth U.S. Open title. She’ll be adult opposite a complicated margin including Anna Gasser (AUT), Hailey Langland (USA), and Julia Marino (USA) who’ve all finished on a tip of a lectern this winter. Expect a foe to be generally exhilarated as women’s slopestyle course continues to accelerate during startling speeds.
On Thursday, Mar 2nd, fortifying halfpipe champion Shaun White (USA) earnings following his history-making 2016 U.S. Open run blasting a record-setting 26-foot atmosphere and winning with a autocratic seven-point lead. White comes into a Burton U.S. Open following a initial place finish during a Mammoth Grand Prix. He’ll be competing opposite previous podium finishers including Taku Hiraoka (JPN), Danny Davis (USA), and Ayumu Hirano (JPN) as good as hot-on-his-heels contender Scotty James (AUS), who’s entrance off large wins during a 2017 X Games and a new Olympic exam eventuality World Cup in South Korea.
Sixteen-year-old Chloe Kim (USA) is positioned to urge her 2016 U.S. Open halfpipe win opposite seasoned aspirant and nine-time U.S. Open Champion Kelly Clark (USA). Clark is entrance into a Open with copiousness of certainty interjection to back-to-back wins during a Mammoth Grand Prix and a Olympic exam eventuality World Cup in South Korea. Also, look out for 2017 X Games Halfpipe Gold Medalist Elena Hight (USA) and Arielle Gold (USA) to be lectern contenders as well.
“I’m unequivocally looking brazen to a Open since we adore going to Vail and it’s a unequivocally fun contest,” says 2016 Burton U.S. Open Halfpipe Champion Chloe Kim. “It’s good to see all of a course that happens there.”
It all comes down to a finals, when 10 group and 6 women foe for equal share of the overall $343,000 esteem purse in a progression-promoting three-run format, with slopestyle finals on Friday, Mar 3rd followed by halfpipe finals on Saturday, Mar 4th. As a grand culmination of a rival snowboard season, a U.S. Open draws a world’s tip riders to foe during a tip of their game.
There’s copiousness of movement off towering as good with an stretched Burton U.S. Open Live Music register behaving on a Solaris Concert Stage and during a U.S. Open shutting celebration during Dobson Ice Arena in Vail Village. The lineup includes 13 live bands and DJs including Lizzo, D.R.A.M, Xavier Omär, Gramatik and more—all for FREE.
For sum on all things U.S. Open, follow a hashtag #BurtonUSOpen and conduct to BurtonUSOpen.com or download a official Burton U.S. Open app on your mobile device. You’ll find a full list of invited riders, concerts, product demos, Burton Girls happenings, Kids Learn To Ride opportunities, and a story of a longest-running snowboard eventuality in a world.
If we can’t make it to Vail in person, we can locate all a movement online around a live webcasts at BurtonUSOpen.com, Friday and Saturday finals will be promote live on Red Bull TV and locally in a Front Range on TV8, with additional TV broadcasts airing nationally on FS2. Check out a finish broadcast schedule online.
About a Burton U.S. Open
The world’s best snowboarders will come together in Vail, Colorado from Feb 27th– Mar 4th to extract in a longest running, premier snowboarding event, the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships. By day, knowledge world-class halfpipe and slopestyle competition, afterwards during night keep a movement high with FREE concerts, events and activities for all-ages. A large interjection to a following partners for their support of a 35th edition of a Burton U.S. Open: Town of Vail, Pacifico, Clif Bar Company, Paul Mitchell, G-Shock, Stoli, Woolmark, G-Form, Rethink Water, Boa, Red Bull, anon., Burton Girls and Vail Mountain.
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