Vail, CO (February 26, 2013) – Starting tomorrow through March 2nd, tune-in to watch world-class slopestyle and halfpipe snowboarding competitions at the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships presented by MINI. The 31st annual Burton US Open takes place at Vail Mountain and will draw over 100 top riders, including Shaun White, Mark McMorris, Iouri Podladtchikov, Ayumu Hirano, Kelly Clark, Enni Rukajärvi, Jamie Anderson and many more.
Burton is rolling out five hours of live programming on Universal Sports and NBC Sports Network, plus an additional 22 hours of original live coverage on Burton.com/USO so viewers around the world can watch the most anticipated snowboarding event of the season. Burton.com programming includes "The Board Room," a new online talk show about snowboarding. If you can't make it to Vail, below is a complete broadcast schedule by date, time and network. Times and events listed are Mountain Time (MT) and are subject to change, so please consult your local listings.
Where to Watch the 2013 Burton US Open
Date/Time Network Event
Wednesday, February 27: Burton.com/USO Men's & Women's Slopestyle Semi Finals
8:45am – 3:15pm
Thursday, February 28: Burton.com/USO Men's & Women's Halfpipe Semi Finals
8:45am – 3:15pm
Friday, March 1:
9:35am – 2:45pm Burton.com/USO Men's & Women's Slopestyle Finals
10:30am – 12:00pm Universal Sports Network Men's Slopestyle Finals
1:30pm – 2:30pm Universal Sports Network Women's Slopestyle Finals
Saturday, March 2:
9:35am – 2:45pm Burton.com/USO Men's & Women's Halfpipe Finals
10:30am – 2:00pm NBCSN Men's Halfpipe Finals
1:30 – 2:00pm Universal Sports Network Women's Halfpipe Finals
Sunday, March 10:
8:30am – 9:00am Universal Sports Network US Open Slopestyle Highlight Show
1:30pm – 2:00pm Universal Sports Network US Open Halfpipe Highlight Show
Tuesday, March 5:
8:30pm – TBD Universal Sports Re-Air: US Open Qualifiers
Sunday, March 17:
3:00pm – 3:30pm Universal Sports Network US Open Lifestyle Show
For the entire broadcast schedule, including additional airings of the above programs, go to Burton.com/USO. In addition to coverage of the competitions,you can also check out US Open preview videos, find live scoring, live chats, real-time standings, run replays, tour rankings, rider interviews and bios as well as full webcasts for on-demand viewing at www.burton.com/USO. And remember to follow our line throughout the US Open at facebook.com/burtonsnowboards, #BurtonUSOpen, twitter.com/burtonsnowboard and @burtonsnowboard on Instagram.
A big thanks to the following partners for their support of the 31st edition of the Burton US Open: MINI, Vail Resorts, Mountain Dew®, Town of Vail, Nokia, Paul Mitchell, 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation, GoPro, G-SHOCK, Shiseido, Matador, Clif, Transworld, Snowboarder, Analog, anon. and the World Snowboard Tour.
In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn and has dedicated his life to snowboarding ever since. Burton has played a pivotal role in growing snowboarding from a backyard hobby to a world-class sport by creating groundbreaking products, supporting a team of top snowboarders and pushing resorts to allow snowboarding. Today, Burton designs and manufactures industry-leading products for snowboarding and the snowboard lifestyle, including snowboards, boots, bindings, outerwear and layering as well as year-round apparel, packs/bags and accessories. Privately held and owned by Jake and his wife, Burton President Donna Carpenter, Burton's headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont with offices in Austria, Japan, Australia and California. For more information, visit www.burton.com. Follow our line at: facebook.com/burtonsnowboards, twitter.com/burtonsnowboard and @burtonsnowboard on Instagram.
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
Celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout the 2012-2013 season and coveted as the largest ski resort in the United States with more than 5,200 acres of skiable terrain and seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation destination. Under blue skies more than 300 days each year and with more groomed terrain than anywhere on the planet, families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is world class, from the Vail Ski & Snowboard School to the events, activities and festivals, the 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 can still credibly lay claim to being a resort like nothing on earth www.vail.com.