BURTON U·S·OPEN DAILY ROUND-UP: WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27

Time to crank the volume with day two of competition here at the 37th annual Burton U·S·Open Snowboarding Championships. On tap today we’ve got women’s and men’s slopestyle semi-finals, giveaways from our friends in the sponsor village, and a full night of entertainment with parties and free concerts. 

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There are no shortage of options in this year's slopestyle course.  

Join us on the hill starting at 10:00am MST for the women’s and men’s slopestyle semi-finals. You can also watch from afar by tuning in to the live broadcast. The world’s best riders are all here and looking forward to closing out their competitive season at the premier event, renowned throughout snowboarding as a proving ground where legends are made. We’ll see some of the world’s best, from Red Gerard and Mark McMorris to Jamie Anderson, Julia Marino, and Kokomo Murase, all riding at their highest level.

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Action from the upper rail section.

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Luke Winkelmann greasing the Red Bull feature.

Competition has already been all-time with the Junior Jam Halfpipe presented by Clif Bar yesterday, which showcased some of the world’s best 14 & under riders competing for a chance to ride alongside the pros in Thursday’s halfpipe semi-finals. For the girls, it was Brooke D'Hondt in 1st, followed by Alexandria Simsovits for 2nd, and Riley Rivera in 3rd. Valentino Guseli took home the top spot for the boys, followed by Kyu Shimasaki in 2nd, and Fynn Bullock-Womble for 3rd. Brooke D’Hondt’s frontside 720 melon and Valentino Guseli’s frontside 900 tail were both awarded the Clif Bar ‘Raise the Bar’ award for best trick. The awards ceremony will take place tonight on the Solaris Concert Stage, which brings us to the other half of the Burton U·S·Open…this week’s Burton Concert Series. 

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Keep an eye on defending USO Slopestyle champion Mark McMorris. 

The party kicks off on the Solaris Concert Stage at 6:00pm with the Junior Jam awards ceremony. After that, get ready to move with a free live show featuring the eclectic, guitar slinging duo of Lowell Thompson and Bob Wagner opening for country crooner Rayland Baxter of Nashville, Tennessee. After the concert at Solaris, head to the Shakedown Bar at 9:30 for Shakedown Sessions Presented by Jack Daniels featuring Jennifer Hartswick and Nick Cassarino

Also on tap tonight is the Chill Foundation fundraiser at the Colorado Snowsports Museum. Come on down, have a good time, meet a few of your favorite riders, and support Chill’s mission to inspire youth to overcome challenges through boardsports. $35 donation at the door gets you in. Trust us, it’s worth it.

Wednesday February 27 Schedule (All Times MST)

10:00AM: Women’s Slopestyle Semi-Finals, Golden Peak

12:30PM: Men’s Slopestyle Semi-Finals, Golden Peak

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6:00PM: Junior Jam Presented by Clif Bar Awards Ceremony, Solaris Concert Stage

6:30PM: Free Burton Concert Series: Lowell Thompson & Bob Wagner | Rayland Baxter, Solaris Concert Stage

8:00PM: Chill Fundraiser Party ($35 Donation at the door), Colorado Snowsports Museum

9:30PM: Shakedown Sessions Presented by Jack Daniels: Jennifer Hartswick and Nick Cassarino Duo, Shakedown Bar

There’s never a dull moment at the Burton U·S·Open. So tune in, buckle up, and hang on, because this is sure to be a wild ride. Keep your eyes on BurtonUSOpen.com and the Burton U·S·Open app for daily updates on the competition, concert and entertainment schedule, live broadcasts, special events, and all that’s going on this week in Vail, Colorado.