BURTON U·S·OPEN DAILY ROUND-UP: FRIDAY MARCH 1
Action is about to kick into high gear as we enter day four of competition here at Vail, Colorado, for the 37th annual Burton U·S·Open Snowboarding Championships. Tune in live as women’s and men’s slopestyle finals start at 1PM EST / 11AM MST / 10AM PST. We’ll witness the world’s best park riders as they go full throttle on the most dialed and creative slopestyle course they’ve seen all season. Also on tap is the Women’s Fit & Guided Demo, group rides with the Burton Team, the Burton Slide Show Banked Slalom, and night three of the free Burton Concert Series. The schedule is jam-packed.
In today’s slopestyle finals, snowboarding’s top riders will charge massive jumps and park features on a creative course they consistently rank as the best they ride all season. In this finals event, the top women’s and men’s competitors from Wednesday’s semi-finals will battle it out in a best run counts, three-run format at Golden Peak. Watch it in person or tune in to the live broadcast.
Olympic Slopestyle Gold Medalist Red Gerard put down the highest score in slopestyle semi-finals.
Yesterday saw a heated battle in women’s and men’s halfpipe semi-finals [LINK TO RECAP BLOG] with three-time Burton U·S·Open defending champ Chloe Kim and 17-year-old Yuto Totsuka taking the stop spots heading into Saturday’s finals. If you’re following from afar, be sure to tune in to tomorrow’s live broadcast of halfpipe finals at 1PM EST / 11AM MST / 10AM PST to see who takes the podium.
17-year-old Zoi Sadowski-Synnott of New Zealand linked up an incredible semi-finals run to qualify in the top spot for finals.
Competition is only the start of what we have going on today. Women of all ability levels are encouraged to head to the Burton Demo tent in the Sponsor Village at Golden Peak at 9:00am for the Women’s Fit & Guided Demo. This is your chance to try next year’s gear, including Step On, and get personalized advice from a team of industry experts. Afterwards, check out all the tents in the sponsor village for good times, giveaways, and more.
Julia Marino, who took 3rd in slopestyle at last year’s Burton U·S·Open, will be one to watch in slopestyle finals.
Want to ride with the Burton Team? Head to the Burton Pop-Up Shop, located next to the sponsor village, today at 10:00am for a group ride with Kelly Clark – the most winningest athlete in snowboarding history. Head back to the Burton Pop-Up Shop at 1:00pm for another group ride with more members of the Burton Team. We also have day two of the Burton Slide Show Banked Slalom – an all ages, open to the public race where everyone who enters gets a prize. Head to the Black Forest Race Arena starting at 10am to register and race.
Newcomer Ruki Tobita of Japan has been putting down a run that could land him his first major career podium.
At 6:00pm, stroll on over to the Solaris Concert Stage where we’ll start the night right by crowning the 2019 slopestyle champions and hand out the Burton Bonus Hit awards before kicking off night three of the Burton Concert Series. This free concert, presented by Pacifico Beer, will feature the five-piece hip hop and R&B inspired medley of JUPTR opening for the laid-back, psychedelic rhythms of headliner Khruangbin. After the concert at Solaris, the party continues at the Shakedown Bar with BurtDown Super Jam with Bob Wagner, Craig Brodhead, the Shakedown All Stars starting at 9:30pm.
Friday March 1 schedule (All times MST):
11:00am: Women’s Slopestyle Finals, Golden Peak
2:00pm: Men’s Slopestyle Finals, Golden Peak
9:00am: Women's Fit and Guided Demo, Burton Demo Tent, Sponsor Village
10:00am: Ride with Kelly Clark, Burton Pop-Up Shop at Golden Peak
10:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Burton Slide Show Banked Slalom, Black Forest Race Arena
1:00pm: Ride with the Burton Team, Burton Pop-Up Shop at Golden Peak
6:00pm: Burton Bonus Hit and Slopestyle Awards Ceremony, Solaris Concert Stage
6:30pm: Free Burton Concert Series Presented by Pacifico with JUPTR and Khruangbin, Solaris Concert Stage
9:30pm: Shakedown Sessions Presented by Jack Daniels featuring BurtDown Super Jam with Bob Wagner, Craig Brodhead, the Shakedown All Stars, and more! 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 in these final two days here in Vail, Colorado.