The Burton Qualifiers snowboard tour returns for the 2018/2019 season with more tour stops and more prize money, giving up-and-coming riders the chance make a name for themselves. The tour features a $30,000 USD cash purse and an open-format jam session that encourages creativity and progression. The seven-stop tour visits some of North America and Asia’s most-dedicated snowboard resorts where riders have the opportunity at newfound fame and fortune. Also up for grabs at the six semi-finals stops are invites to advance to the tour finals at Seven Springs, Pennsylvania.   

Registration for all of the semi-final events is free and open to the first 100 riders who register. Riders have the option of competing in either the 15 & Under or the Open divisions. The top six winners in each division from all six semi-final events are invited to the finals event at Seven Springs. Here riders in their respective divisions will compete for the opportunity to ride away with a piece of the $10,000 USD finals prize purse.

Divisions:
15 & Under | Open Division
*Cap of 100 Riders*


Prizes:
Semi-Finals - 15 & Under:
1st $500 (Invite to Finals)
2nd $300 (Invite to Finals)
3rd $200 (Invite to Finals)
4th (Invite to Finals)
5th (Invite to Finals)
6th (Invite to Finals)


Semi-Finals - Open Division:
1st $1000 (Invite to Finals)
2nd $600 (Invite to Finals)
3rd $400 (Invite to Finals)
4th (Invite to Finals)
5th (Invite to Finals)
6th (Invite to Finals)


Finals - 15 & Under Division:
1st $1,500
2nd $1,000
3rd $500


Finals - Open Division:
1st $4,000
2nd $2,000
3rd $1,000

Format:
The Burton Qualifiers is a jam-style format, which means each of the two divisions (15 & Under and Open division) compete in two separate heats for one hour each. Riders can take as many runs as they like in that hour-long session to impress the judges and wow the spectators.  

Judging:
Judges for the Burton Qualifiers are hand-selected at each stop. They will be scoring based on two categories: Trick Execution and Style. This means that, just like in the big leagues, riders should focus on not only landing the most difficult tricks, but also doing so with good style. Our all-seeing judges will notice if you huck, come off early, or miss that grab—so focus on both execution and style to stand out and win that money.