Vail, CO (March 4, 2014) — Beginning Wednesday, March 5th, the 32nd Annual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships Presented by MINI, will be broadcast live at Burton.com/USOand on FOX Sports 2 from Vail Mountain. With more than 50 Olympians ready to take the stage, it’s lining up to be the best Burton US Open yet. Watch as Mark McMorris, Jamie Anderson, Stale Sandbech, Danny Davis, Kaitlyn Farrington, Kelly Clark and many more, compete for their chance at the Burton US Open slopestyle and halfpipe titles.
Here's where you can tune in. FOX Sports 2 will air five hours of live coverage during the finals on Friday, March 7th and Saturday, March 8th, with additional events on FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports Regional Networks. In addition, Burton.com/USO will premiere 18 hours of entertainment beginning during the semi-finals on Wednesday, March 5th through Saturday, March 8th.
If you are unable to catch the action in person, check out the full broadcast schedule listed in the attached release. Times and events are posted in Eastern Time (ET), and subject to change, so please check your local listings.
In addition to the live webcast, highlights of winning runs, full webcast replays, contest recaps and more can be found at the US Open website. Also check your local listings to watch the US Open Lifestyle show, and Men's and Women's Slopestyle and Halfpipe highlight shows on FOX Sports 2.
For more information on the 2014 Burton US Open and a full list of invited competitors, follow head to www.Burton.com/USO and follow #BurtonUSOpen.
A big thanks to the following partners for their support of the 32nd annual Burton US Open: MINI, Vail Mountain, Mountain Dew®, Town of Vail, Garmin, Nokia, Paul Mitchell, 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation, G-SHOCK, Pacifico, Bear Naked® granola, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Shiseido, Clif Bar & Company, CHILL, anon, Analog and the World Snowboard Tour.
About the Burton US Open
The world's best snowboarders will come together in Vail, Colorado from March 3rd – 8th 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 32nd edition of the Burton US Open: MINI, Vail Mountain, Mountain Dew®, Town of Vail, Garmin, Nokia, Paul Mitchell, 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation, G-SHOCK, Pacifico, Bear Naked® granola, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Shiseido, Clif Bar & Company, CHILL, anon, Analog and the World Snowboard Tour.
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 future 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. www.vail.com.