BURTON U·S·OPEN DAILY ROUND-UP: SATURDAY MARCH 2
Get ready for the final day of competition here at the 37th annual Burton U·S·Open. The legendary halfpipe finals are about to go down and the best riders in the world are ready to drop. Follow along as we close out the week by crowning the women’s and men’s halfpipe champions, and send it well after dark with a packed schedule of activities, the final night of the free Burton Concert Series, and the always epic closing party.
Chloe Kim floats her way into the women's top qualifying spot.
Competition starts today at 11:00am MST with the women’s and men’s halfpipe finals. Chloe Kim and Yuto Totsuka qualified in the top spots, but there are plenty of elite riders poised to take the title. Watch it in person from the side of Vail Mountain’s perfectly sculpted 22-foot tall pipe, or tune in to the live broadcast on BurtonUSOpen.com or Redbull.TV.
Danny Davis plants himself into the men's finals.
Competition is only the start of what we have going on today. Women of all abilities 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, cruise by all the tents in the sponsor village for good times, giveaways, and more.
At 1:00pm, come take some laps with the Burton Team. Meet us for this group ride in the Burton Pop-Up Shop at Golden Peak. Our ride will include checking out the Burton U·S·Open Mini Park presented by Clif Bar and we’ll finish at the halfpipe to watch the men’s finals. Open to riders of intermediate ability level and above.
We also have the final day 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 from 10:00am to 1:00pm to register and race.
Scotty James secures a top spot in the men's division.
At 6:00pm, head to the Solaris Concert Stage to see the 2019 halfpipe champions crowned. We’ll also present the awards for the women’s and men’s Toyota Rookie of the Year, Clif’s Best Line winners, and crown the Slide Show Banked Slalom champions. Then stick around for the grand finale of the Burton Concert Series with a free larger-than-life performance by Turkuaz and their energetic splashes of funk, alternative, rock, R&B, and psychedelia. Arrive early for the opening performance by Tune-Yards and their wildly imaginative sounds.
After the concert at Solaris, the party continues with the Shakedown Sessions Presented by Jack Daniels featuring Brothers Keeper and Friends, starting at 9:30pm at the Shakedown Bar. It wouldn't be a Burton U·S·Open without an after party. Make sure you join us at the Dobson Ice Arena to send it late into the night with DJ Cre8 opening up for award-winning and internationally acclaimed DJ Byte, plus DJ Nu-Mark of Jurassic 5. Pick up your free ticket from the Burton Pop-Up Shop at Golden Peak, or one of the Burton Flagship Stores in Vail Village or Lionshead!
Arielle Gold looked strong in the pipe.
Saturday March 2 Schedule (All times MST):
9:00am: Women's Fit and Guided Demo, Burton Demo Tent, Sponsor Village
10:00am - 1:00pm: Burton Slide Show Banked Slalom, Black Forest Race Arena
1:00pm: Ride with the Burton Team, Burton Pop-Up Shop
11:00am: Women's Halfpipe Finals, Golden Peak
2:00pm: Men's Halfpipe Finals, Golden Peak
6:00pm: Kelly Clark "Rise" Showing, Toyota Rookie of the Year, Clif Bar Best Line, Burton Slide Show, and Halfpipe Awards Ceremony, Solaris Concert Stage
6:30pm: Free Burton Concert Series with Tune-Yards and Turkuaz, Solaris Concert Stage
9:30pm - 1:00am: Burton U·S·Open Closing Party with DJ Cre8, DJ Byte, and DJ Nu-Mark, Dobson Ice Arena
9:30pm: Shakedown Sessions Presented by Jack Daniels with Brothers Keeper and Friends, Shakedown Bar
There’s never a dull moment at the Burton U·S·Open. So tune in, buckle up, and hang on, because the final day is sure to be a wild ride. Keep your eyes on BurtonUSOpen.com and the Burton U·S·Open app for updates on the competition, concert and entertainment schedule, live broadcasts, special events, and all that’s going on today and tonight here in Vail, Colorado.