Burton U·S·Open Daily Round-Up: Wednesday March 1

It’s day two of competition here at the Burton USOpen, which means we’re ready to crank up the heat with women’s and men’s slopestyle semi-finals, halfpipe practice, day one of the Burton USOpen Broomball Tournament, a FREE concert, and more. 


Danny Davis warming things up.  

Join us on the hill starting at 10am for the women’s and men’s slopestyle semi-finals. The world’s best riders make a point to come to the Burton USOpen, renowned throughout snowboarding as a proving ground where legends are made. We’ll see some of the world’s best, from Mark McMorris and Jamie Anderson to Stale Sandbech and Anna Gasser, all going hard to claim this highly coveted titles.


Mark McMorris getting comfortable for slopestyle semi's. 

After the on-hill competition, a different type of contest will be going down at 4pm today with the first session of the Burton USOpen Broomball Tournament at the Solaris Ice Rink.


No shortage of creative lines in the slopestyle course. 

The snowboarding action has already been all-time with the Junior Jam Halfpipe yesterday, which went down in classic form with some of the world’s most talented 14 and under riders competing for a chance to ride alongside the pros in Thursday’s semi-finals. Jinsook Lee took home the top spot for the boys, followed by Valentino Guseli in second and Kolman Lecroy for third. On the girl’s side, it was Mitsuki Ono in first, followed by Tessa Maud for second and Berenice Wicki in third. Mitsuki Ono and Jinsook Lee were also the lucky winner's of the Clif Raise the Bar award. The awards ceremony will take place tonight, which brings us to the other half of the Burton USOpen…this week’s FREE concert lineup.


We’re starting the concerts off with a bang tonight, with the Solaris Main Stage featuring two of the hottest bands coming out of L.A. right now. Experience the stripped-down blues trio, The Record Company, and the gauzy beats and cooing harmonies of Oyster Kids. Did we mention that this concert, and every concert this week, is FREE?


Also on tap tonight is the Chill Foundation party and fundraiser at the Bo Bridges Gallery. 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.


Wednesday March 1 schedule:

10:00am – Women’s Slopestyle Semi-Finals

12:30pm – Men’s Slopestyle Semi-Finals

4:00pm – Pacifico Happy Hour and the Burton USOpen Broomball Tournament at the Solaris Ice Rink

7:00pm – FREE Live Music at Solaris: The Record Company and Oyster Kids

7:15pm – Junior Jam Awards at Solaris Concert Stage

8:30pm – Chill Foundation Party and Fundraiser at the Bo Bridges Gallery


There’s never a dull moment at the Burton USOpen. So tune in, and hang on, because this is sure to be a wild ride. Keep your eyes out for daily updates on the competition, concert and entertainment schedule, live webcast, and all that’s going on this week in Vail, Colorado. See you out there!