Burton US Open is back

The 38th Annual Burton US Open is back in Vail

Above: Enni Rukajarvi. Photo: Peter Cirilli.

It’s the event we have all been waiting for – the creme de la creme of snowboard events – the Burton US Open. Since first hosted back in 1982, on a tiny little mountain by the name of Suicide Six in central Vermont, snowboarding has come a long way, and so has the event too. This year, the 38th annual Burton US Open will be back in Vail, Colorado from the 24th to the 29th of February.

“For this year we can expect even more creativity from the updated slopestyle course”

“I can’t wait to get back to the Burton U·S·Open. It’s my favourite event of the year. Winning last year was a dream come true and I’m just amped to get back and ride the best course with all my friends!” – Red Gerard, Slopestyle Champion 2019.

This year we can expect even more creativity from the updated slopestyle course. Based on rider feedback, the shapers have been busy making the course faster and more flowy throughout. We are in for a treat watching both Red Gerard and Zoi Sadowski-Synnott defending their titles against a heavy set up of riders including Mark McMorris and Anna Gasser.

Ben Ferguson. Photo: Gabel Heureux.

As for the halfpipe, creativity, style and skill will be key. The halfpipe venue combines a 13-foot enhanced minipipe that transitions into a 22-foot superpipe, and we’re stoked to see what steezy moves Danny Davis, Scotty James and the others will throw in this year.

Acknowledging the up-and-comers, the Rookie of the year titles are back too, giving the new generation of boys and girls a chance to prove themselves.

Not only is this one of the highlights of the season due to the level of riding and creative courses we are exposed too, but we’ve always been big fans of the event as they’ve had equal prize money for men and women from the very start.

Head over to Vail and watch the ladies and the gents compete for the halfpipe and slopestyle titles and the impressive overall price purse of $373,000.

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