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Burton invites you to a Day for Jake on March 13

As you all well know and as we informed you in this article, Jake Burton Carpenter passed away this past November. Jake had a great influence on all of us in the world of snowboarding. We are pleased to share with you that Burton created a special day to honor the memory and legacy of Jake and invites you to take part in a Day for Jake on March 13. The invitation directly from Burton says it best:

With Jake’s passing this past November, the snowboarding community lost its greatest champion. We have been overwhelmed with the continuous messages of support from all over the globe.

Burton has decided to do something all together, on a huge, global level: on Friday, March 13th, 2020, we aim to honor the memory and legacy of Jake Burton Carpenter by coming together to do what he loved most—snowboard.

Thirteen resorts globally are joining A Day for Jake by offering free lift tickets to snowboarders on March 13th,marking the first time resorts have opened their slopes, for free, to snowboarders.

All riders are invited to ride for free in the following resorts, that stand out as emblematic of Jake’s vision of an ideal snowboarding experience:

  • Boyne Mountain, Michigan, USA
  • Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington, USA
  • Big Sky Resort, Montana, USA
  • Avoriaz, France, Europe
  • Absolut Park, Flachauwinkl, Austria, Europe
  • Copper Mountain/Woodward Copper, Colorado, USA
  • Boreal/Woodward Tahoe, California, USA
  • LAAX, Switzerland, Europe
  • Cypress Mountain, Vancouver, Canada
  • Stratton Mountain, Vermont, USA
  • Bear Mountain, California, USA
  • Madonna Di Campiglio, Italy, Europe
  • Seki Onsen Resort, Nigata, Myoko, Japan

We would like to reach out and personally invite you, your colleagues, friends and families to join us all on this day for Jake.

More information for you about the day:

  • Pre-registration is required at the event website for a free lift ticket and lift tickets are for snowboarders only. Registration ends on March 8th.
  • Snowboarders around the world are also invited to independently celebrate A Day for Jake by simply getting out and riding anywhere on March 13th and sharing their experience on social media. Let’s load those mountains up with as many snowboarders as we can.
  • Day For Jake armbands and stickers are available at Burton Stores and downloadable at A Day For Jake. They will also be distributed on March 13th to all registered participants in the resorts mentioned above.
  • Share your A Day For Jake experience using the hashtag #RideonJake.

In honor of Jake, Burton Stores will be closed on March 13. As an industry and as a community we will come together for this day to remember, reflect and ride together. It will continue on as a tradition to carry Jake’s spirit forward, to share our love of snowboarding and the joy of a perfect turn. We hope you think this is as special as we do.

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Burning Boots Banked Slalom to take place 7th – 8th March 2020

Burning Boots Banked Slalom is back this season for another set of mayhem turns and good times. The event will take place at Munich’s home resort Brauneck (just 70 km from the city) from the 7th to the 8th March 2020.

The event is special not only because of the location close to the city of Munich, but also because of the number of grommets you meet at the start. There is a well-working cooperation with Snowboard Germany, BSV and the Shred Kids to support the next generation of snowboarders. This is a unique thing for a banked slalom which makes Burning Boots a speciality within the snowboard races in the area.

Last season saw the second edition of Burning Boots and there were already 120 riders from 10 different nationalities participating which took the event to the international level. More riders are expected at this year’s edition, so don’t hesitate and get more information on the official website.

The starting fees are: 20€ / adult and 10€ / kid (under 15 years of age). You can register here.

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The 33rd Annual Burton US Open in Vail

The Burton US Open presented by MINI announces a world-class field of riders slated to compete in Vail, Colorado from March 4–7th. Confirmed riders for this year’s event include 2015 X Games gold medalists Danny Davis (USA), Mark McMorris (CAN), Chloe Kim (USA) and Silje Norendal (NOR); four-time Olympian Kelly Clark (USA), 2015 Burton European Open slopestyle gold medalist Stale Sandbech (NOR) and halfpipe Olympic silver medalist Ayumu Hirano (JPN). As the grand finale of the competitive snowboarding season, the legendary US Open gives riders one final chance to take home a major title, and spectators get to watch all the action for FREE.

“The US Open is one of those events that everyone respects and looks forward to,” says back-to- back defending US Open slopestyle winner Mark McMorris. “There’s such good vibes and it really wraps up the year for me.”


The 33rd annual US Open kicks off on Wednesday, March 4th with men’s and women’s slopestyle semi-finals featuring defending US Open champion Mark McMorris (CAN), 2015 X Games silver medalist Stale Sandbech (NOR), Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson (USA), 2014 Olympic silver medalist Enni Rukajärvi (FIN) and 2015 X Games gold medalist Silje Norendal (NOR), along with Maxence Parrot (CAN), Roope Tonteri (FIN) and Darcy Sharpe (CAN).

Next, the highly anticipated halfpipe semi-finals take place on Thursday, March 5th in Vail’s 22-foot superpipe featuring back-to-back X Games gold medalist Danny Davis (USA) and seven-time US Open champion Kelly Clark (USA). Brothers Ben and Gabe Ferguson (USA) as well as Olympic gold medalist Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI) and Olympians Christian Haller (SUI), Ayumu Hirano (JPN) and Greg Bretz (USA) are also set to compete in this legendary event steeped in snowboarding history.

Kelly Clark is really looking forward to the Open and says, “The US Open is one of the best events of the season—everyone has been riding all season and they get to showcase their efforts. If there ever was a peak in riding during the year, it’s at the Open.”

Then on Friday and Saturday, it all comes down to the finals when 10 men and 6 women compete for equal prize money in slopestyle finals on March 6th followed by halfpipe finals on March 7th.

In addition to world-class competition, there’s also plenty of action to enjoy off the hill, with three nights of live music on the Solaris Concert Stage, including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros following slopestyle finals on Friday, and Girl Talk following halfpipe finals on Saturday.

And if you can’t experience the US Open in person, catch all the action online via the live webcasts at And be sure to tune in to the men’s and women’s slopestyle and halfpipe competition live shows on FOX Sports 2. Check out the complete broadcast schedule to get air dates.

All upcoming events of the World Snowboard Tour 2014/15 including the WST Pro Series can be found on

About the Burton US Open
The world’s best snowboarders will come together in Vail, Colorado from March 2nd – 7th to partake in the longest running, premier snowboarding event, the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships presented by MINI. By day, experience world-class halfpipe and slopestyle competition, then at night keep the momentum high with FREE concerts, events and activities for all-ages. A big thanks to the following partners for their support of the 33rd edition of the Burton US Open: MINI, Vail Mountain, Mountain Dew, Town of Vail, Garmin, Paul Mitchell, 3M Thinsulate® Insulation®, G-Shock, Pacifico, Shiseido, Clif Bar & Company, CHILL, anon., Analog and World Snowboard Tour.

About MINI
MINI is involved in action sports around the world through cooperation and sponsoring activities. As a partner of trend-conscious sports, MINI supports young and creative sports people and, in so doing, promotes the development of their sport. MINI has been the official presenting partner for the Burton Global Event Series since 2011.

About Vail Mountain
Coveted as one of the largest ski resorts in the world with more than 5,200 acres of skiable terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, and the most groomed terrain on the planet, Vail has been an extraordinary winter vacation destination for passionate skiers and snowboarders for more than 50 years. It is home to world-class athletes during the U.S. Ski Team early-season training sessions in Golden Peak, the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships and the upcoming 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships. Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, friends and families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is exceptional, from the Vail Ski & Snowboard School to events, activities and festivals, shops and spas, abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail is a mountain resort like nothing on earth.

About TTR Pro Snowboarding and the World Snowboard Tour
TTR Pro Snowboarding strives to promote competitive snowboarding in representing the interests of a professional network of events, athletes, national sport associations and industry partners. A Non-Profit organization, TTR Pro Snowboarding owns the World Snowboard Tour, the World Championships of Snowboarding in partnership with the WSF, and the widely respected global ranking system – the World Snowboarding Points Lists (WSPLs). By offering a fair, unbiased, global ranking platform, and through maintaining global competition course-build, safety and judging standards, TTR brings transparency to the sport, across the freestyle disciplines of Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air. Through TTR’s four-tiered Regional to Elite level tour structure, it encourages, develops and supports rider progression from rookies to world-class athletes, where the Elite level, WST Pro Series events are the ultimate pinnacle of snowboarding.

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Stale Sandbech and Christy Prior win the Slopestyle Finals at the Burton European Open

Eventhough at times, riders were struggling with speed issues; all sixteen ladies were riding strong in finals. Christy Prior, dropping in second-to-last, was able to achieve a confident score of 84.00 already in her first run, consisting of a Frontside 540 Nosetap to Half Cab, Frontside 50-50, Straight Air to Frontside 540, Cab Underflip Melon, Frontside 720 Melon off the Toes and a Backside 540 Indy, which locked herself in the top spot for the rest of the competition. Christy wins the BEO for the first time and takes the lead on the new WST Pro Series Slopestyle ranking. Jamie Anderson (USA) came in second, Enni Rukajärvi (FIN) ended up on rank three.

Burton European Open 2015

Find the full results and more information on the Burton European Open in the new BEO App.

As the first event of the WST Pro Series, the final results of the Burton European Open presented by MINI determine the current WST Pro Series ranking, which only includes results from the WST Elite Level events and will designate the Pro Series Champions of this season. The WST Pro Series combines the best riders in the world with the three most relevant snowboarding events on the planet. After today’s Slopestyle finals Stale Sandbech and Christy Prior are on top of the Slopestyle ranking on their way to the next two stops of the WST Pro Series: The Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix in Mammoth, California and the Burton US Open presented by MINI in Vail, Colorado.

Burton European Open 2015

Off to the States for the second stop of the World Snowboard Tour Pro Series

Immediately after the Burton European Open presented by MINI in Laax, Switzerland, the WST Pro Series will continue with its second stop at the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix in Mammoth, California, U.S. With an exceedingly large rider field of just under 160 competitors, the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix is one of the most important events for the top international Slopestyle and Halfpipe riders and it marks the first Pro Series event on the North American continent. For those unable to become part of this highly esteemed competition in the world-famous Unbound Park, Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix will be streamed live, presenting finals of both Slopestlye and Halfpipe on Friday and Saturday next week.

All upcoming events of the World Snowboard Tour 2014/15 including the WST Pro Series can be found on