WHEN ARE THE BURTON US OPEN SNOWBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS?
February 28 – March 4, 2017 (click here to view the full event schedule)
IS THERE A FEE TO ATTEND THE 2017 BURTON US OPEN AND ITS EVENTS?
All Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships events, including competition viewing, Solaris concerts and the USO Closing Party are free and open to the public. If you wish to access event viewing areas via Vail’s chairlifts, lift tickets and skiing/riding equipment are required. For advance purchase lift ticket information and the best price guarantee, visit Vail Resort's Website or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245). Complimentary tickets will be required to enter the US Open Closing Party at Dobson Arena on Saturday night; tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at Vail’s two Burton stores and the US Open Pop Up Store in the Upper Village (March 1- 4)
WHERE WILL THE COMPETITIONS TAKE PLACE?
Golden Peak, Vail, Colorado
WHAT ARE THE COMPETITION CATEGORIES?
Junior Jam - Girls and Boys under 14 Halfpipe
Men’s/Women’s - Halfpipe
Men’s/Women’s - Slopestyle
*Each event will have practice, semi-final and finals rounds
WHAT OTHER ACTIVITIES WILL BE HAPPENING IN VAIL AS PART OF THE BURTON US OPEN SNOWBOARDING CHAMPIONSHIPS?
Hell yeah, there are free concerts at Solaris in Vail Village, but you will have to stay tuned to find out who’s playing!
US Open Broomball Tournament at Solaris Ice Rink
Wednesday, March 1st
Thursday, March 2nd
Golden Peak Wednesday, March 1st 9am – 4pm MST Thursday – Saturday, March 2–4 9am – 5pm MST
Apres-all-day Bars and Satellite Viewing Areas
Solaris Plaza Wednesday through Saturday, March 1-4 9am – 5pm MST
Larkspur Wednesday through Saturday, March 1-4 9am – 5pm MST
Red Lion Wednesday through Saturday, March 1-4 9am – 5pm MST
Garfinkles Wednesday through Saturday, March 1-4 9am – 5pm MST
Pazzo's Pizza Wednesday through Saturday, March 1-4 9am – 5pm MST
Located in the Vail Children’s Center At Golden Peak
Thursday, March 2: 10am – 2pm MST (by appointment only)
Friday through Saturday, March 3–4: 10am – 5pm MST
WHERE DO I PARK?
For all Burton US Open Snowboarding Championship events, parking is available in the Vail Village, Lionshead or Solaris parking structures on South Frontage Road. Street parking is not permitted until all public parking facilities are completely full. Town of Vail and Eagle County offer extensive public transit systems. For additional parking and public transportation information, click here
There is no parking available at Golden Peak.
DON'T WANT TO DRIVE UP TO VAIL?
Bustang teams up with Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships to offer express service to Vail: Thursday, March 2 and Friday, March 3. Catch a ride on Bustang and spend the day watching world-class snowboarders compete in the Halfpipe Semis (March 2) and Slopestyle Finals (March 3).
Let Bustang do the driving – you relax while Bustang takes care of the rest. Easy access from Vail Transportation Center to all the days’ events. No parking fees, no hotel costs, no winter driving, no worries.
Round trip tickets are just $34 from Denver, or $22 from Idaho Springs. Bustang features free Wifi, restrooms, and reclining seats so you ride in comfort ready to enjoy all the snowboarding action, then relax with a safe ride home. See the schedule and ticketing information below.
Register for the chance to upgrade your experience with a pair of Burton U.S. Open VIP tickets. Click here.
AS A SPECTATOR, HOW CAN I BEST WATCH THE BURTON US OPEN COMPETITIONS?
Spectators may watch from the base of the halfpipe and from the halfpipe walls. These areas can be accessed by walking from the base of Golden Peak or by riding Chair #6 Riva Bahn halfway and skiing/riding down to the pipe (lift pass and proper equipment required for lift access). Note: Chair #12 Gopher Hill Lift does not allow access to the halfpipe. Note that the path up to the halfpipe is over snow and will be slippery. Be sure to wear proper footwear – i.e. boots and/or yak tracks.
Spectators may view the slopestyle competitions from the base of the course at Golden Peak.
In addition to watching the events from the snow, live feeds of all competitions will be available at the Golden Peak base area, Solaris Plaza, as well as at Larkspur, Tavern on the Square, Red Lion, Garfinkles, Pazzo's and the Minturn Saloon.
WILL THERE BE FOOD AND BEVERAGES AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT GOLDEN PEAK?
Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the slopestyle finish area, the base of the halfpipe, at the Golden Peak Lodge and Larkspur. Food and beverage at the halfpipe and slopestyle base areas will be available on a cash-only basis. ATMs are available throughout Vail Village.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO FIND AT THE SPONSOR VILLAGE AT GOLDEN PEAK AND SOLARIS?
Golden Peak Area
The Sponsor Village at Golden Peak will be open from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Wednesday, March 2 and from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday through Saturday, March 3-5. Guests can expect to find numerous interactive experiences from US Open partners including product sampling, demos, and giveaways. Also be sure to stop into the Burton pop up Store to shop for exclusive US Open Gear as well as all the latest year round gear from Burton.
The best way to get to the Sponsor Village is either the walking path from Vail Village to Golden Peak or to take the bus to Golden Peak and walk to the west side of the Golden Peak lodge.
Be sure to swing by Solaris for some interactive experiences from US Open partners, which will be active Wednesday through Saturday. Check out the all new US Open Broomball Tournament on Wednesday and Thursday nights on the Solaris ice rink, the US Open Kickoff party on Wednesday night, and of course the exciting free live concerts all four nights on the Solaris main stage as well as athlete awards ceremonies on Friday and Saturday nights.
WHAT IS THE RIGLET PARK?
The Burton Riglet program for kids ages 3-6 is an on-snow snowboard learning experience featuring a custom kid’s learn-to-ride area and free Burton demo equipment and lessons. The specially built Riglet Park features mellow rollers, small berms and ground level features allowing young riders to learn the basics of freestyle snowboarding in a fun and safe environment. Participants will be provided free demos of Burton boards, boots, and bindings designed specifically for the youngest kids, as well as Burton’s specialized Riglet reel, a recoiling leash on the front of the board that acts as a learning tool. Certified instructors will be on hand to teach kids the basics and get them having fun standing sideways. This program is free and open to the public; parents must stay with their children during the duration of their lesson. The Free Riglet Park will be located next to Golden Peak in the Children’s Snow School building and sign ups will take place inside the Children’s Snow School building.
Riglet Operating Hours:
Thursday, March 2nd (By Appointment Only for Preschools)
12pm – 3.30pm
Friday, March 3rd
10am – 5pm
Saturday, March 4th
10am – 5pm
IS GOLDEN PEAK OPEN FOR SKIING AND RIDING?
Golden Peak will remain open for public snowboarding and skiing during normal mountain operating hours. Guests can continue to access Vail Mountain’s 5,289 acres of snowboarding and skiing terrain through the Golden Peak portal for the duration of the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships. Vail’s Golden Peak terrain park will continue to offer guests everything from beginner to advanced lines and features.
IS VAIL’S SKI/SNOWBOARD SCHOOL AT GOLDEN PEAK OPEN DURING THE BURTON US OPEN?
The Golden Peak Ski & Snowboard School will continue to offer its full range of private and group lessons during the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships. This is a tremendous opportunity to let Vail’s ski and snowboard pros teach you the skills you need to take your skiing and snowboarding to the next level.
WHAT'S THE DEAL FOR THE HEADLINER CONCERTS?
Check back later this winter and we will let you know who is playing! Solaris concerts are free and open to the public; no tickets are required. All ages are welcome.
The concerts will take place at Solaris, located at the crossroads of East Meadow Drive and Willow Bridge Road. As both concerts are completely outdoors, all attendees are encouraged to dress warmly and appropriate for the weather. The concert venue is standing room only – no seating is available. There is an ADA approved viewing area at the Solaris concert venue. For more details, please contact 970.476.6797.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the concerts on a cash-only basis. There will be no ATM at the venue, but there are numerous ATMs throughout Vail Village.
Guests must be 21 years of age or older to enjoy alcoholic beverages. All persons planning to consume alcohol at the concerts will be carded, so please be sure to have your ID with you. Patrons without proper ID, no matter their age, will not be served alcoholic beverages.
Event promoters remind and encourage everyone to drink responsibly.
WHAT ABOUT THE CLOSING PARTY AT DOBSON ICE ARENA?
The Burton US Open Closing Party Presented by Leafly at Dobson Ice Arena March 4 10pm – 1:30am is free and open to the public, but tickets will be required. Complimentary tickets can be picked up, while they last, at either Burton store in Vail Village or Lionshead during normal business hours during event week, as well as at the Burton pop-up stores in Golden Peak.
- The venue at Dobson Ice Arena offers standing room only on the main floor.
- Coat check will be available. Event organizers are not responsible for lost items.
- Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the show on a cash-only basis. ATMs will be available on-site.
- This is event is strictly 21+. All guests will be carded, so please be sure to have your ID with you. Patrons without proper ID, no matter their age, will not be allowed access.
- Event promoters remind and encourage everyone to drink responsibly.
WHAT AM I ALLOWED TO BRING INTO THE COMPETITION VENUES, CONCERTS AND PARTY AT DOBSON?
Please leave the following at home, as attendees will be denied entry should any attempt be made to bring them into event venues: large bags/backpacks, coolers, alcohol/drugs, bottles/glass containers, cans, dogs, chairs, weapons of any kind (including, but not limited to firearms and knives), laser pointers of any kind, signs attached to a stick or pole, recording devices, professional still cameras and video cameras. Please note that event management retains the right to make the final decision on prohibited items. Furthermore, specific concert or event security policies may create additions to the list above. All guests entering the venues are subject to search by metal detecting wands and/or pat downs. Additionally, all small bags and purses are subject to search at venue entrances. Attendees will see an increased security and police presence both inside and outside the concert venues.
I'M STILL NOT SATISFIED, WHO DO I TALK TO?
Call Burton Rider Services at 1-800-881-3138 or stop into either of the two Burton stores in Vail and ask the local shop staff
I AM INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR THE BURTON US OPEN SNOWBOARDING CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Please contact our Volunteer Manager, Dylan DeGarmo at firstname.lastname@example.org
I AM A MEMBER OF THE MEDIA AND I AM INTERESTED IN GETTING A PRESS CREDENTIAL TO COVER THE EVENT.
A US Open media credential is your ticket for media-only access to competition areas, (a media cred doesn't give automatic access to parties) and resort chairlifts. To apply for a US Open media credential, please click here and complete the form. After you apply, you’ll receive an email about the status of your credential within a few business days.
I AM INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR OF THE BURTON US OPEN SNOWBOARDING CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Please contact Marc Murphy at (802) 651-0493
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LODGING DURING THE BURTON US OPEN SNOWBOARDING CHAMPIONSHIPS?
Please visit the lodging section at Vail.com for more information on making reservations in town during the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships.
WHO ARE THE SPONSORS OF THE BURTON US OPEN SNOWBOARDING CHAMPIONSHIPS?
Town Of Vail
Clif Bar & Company
World Snowboard Tour
WILL I BE ABLE TO FIND THE BURTON US OPEN ON TV OR ON THE WEB?
USO programming can be found live in the US on FS2 and is Webcast live to the world at BurtonUSOpen.com and Red Bull TV.
Also, check your local listings for USO highlight shows that will be airing around the world.