The Burton Global Open Series announced dates for its 2008/2009 international snowboard competition series, which will kick off in New Zealand this summer. Below are final dates and locations for all 2008/2009 Burton Global Open Series competitions.

Burton New Zealand Open July 29 – August 2, 2008 Snow Park, New Zealand

Burton Australian Open Sept 2 – 6, 2008 Perisher Blue, Australia

Burton Canadian Open December 1 – 7, 2008 CODA’s Canada Olympic Park

Burton European Open January 9 – 16, 2009 Laax, Switzerland

Nissan X-Trail Nippon Open February 24 – March 1, 2009 ALTS Bandai, Japan

Burton US Open March 16 – 22, 2009 Stratton Mountain, USA

The all new BGOS website is launching this week and will include new features such as rider profile pages featuring rider snapshots, bios, current BGOS standings and event results per rider. Riders can now register for both the New Zealand Open and Australian Open, visit www.opensnowboarding.com to check out the new site and for more information about both of these events.