Your Guide to the 2020 Burton U.S. Open

ABOUT

The 38th annual Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships are heading back to Vail and bringing world-class riders including Red Gerard, Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, Scotty James, Maddie Mastro, Raibu Katayama, Chloe Kim, Sven Thorgen, Julia Marino, and more to the slopes of Golden Peak February 24 – 29, 2020. Brought to you by the company that built the world's first snowboard factory, the Burton U.S. Open is considered the premier event in the competitive circuit. Elite riders going head-to-head for the prestigious Burton U.S. Open title and an impressive $373,000 prize purse. While the tricks, style, and flare may vary, the athletes continually defy gravity while creatively showcasing the latest in riding in both the slopestyle and halfpipe events.

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WHAT’S NEW

The 2020 Burton U.S. Open is kicking the decade off with new slopestyle and halfpipe course designs that will define the next chapter of the world's greatest and longest-running snowboard event. Based on rider input, these new features move to promote creative and expressive freedom. This year's slopestyle course will be composed of urban rails, wall rides, a 13-foot radius transition jump, a 22-foot radius transition jump, high-speed rails, and a traditional booter to wrap things up. The reimagined Burton U.S. Open halfpipe will feature a 13-foot mini pipe with 6-foot tombstones that transitions into a standard 22-footer. Halfpipe riders should expect to get three hits in the first section and three to four more in the second section. Fans agree, the 2020 courses are expected to be bigger and better than ever.

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SPECTATING

Spectators can enjoy the free event from the base of Golden Peak or make it a ski day watch intermittently from the sidelines of Ruder’s Run before heading into Vail Village for apres-ski, free concerts, a festival village, the Dobson Ice party, activities for kids like the Burton Girls Ride Days and the learn-to-ride Riglet park and, of course, the awards ceremonies. Come early in the week to enjoy practice sessions or join on Friday and Saturday to see who takes it all. No matter the day, be sure to arrive early to secure the perfect vantage point to witness all the courage and talent it takes to be amongst the best.

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WHERE TO STAY

Stay in the heart of it all at The Sebastian - Vail which radiates an eclectic confluence of approachable chic and high-mountain comfort with luxury Vail accommodations ranging from guest rooms to residences plus exceptional amenities. The Vail Village doors open to the main pedestrian thoroughfare offering a convenient 3-minute walk to the concert stage, a 10-minute walk to the base of Golden Peak, and access to the many boutique shops and restaurants of Vail Village. Hotel guests visiting for the Burton U.S. Open frequently enjoy a full day on Vail Mountain, with all the luxuries of our slopeside, Base Camp, located steps away from Gondola One before returning home for apres-ski in Frost bar, Signature Hot Chocolate, a CBD Body Recovery Massage in Bloom Spa, or Elk Osso Buco at Leonora. Once rejuvenated and satiated, free concerts and lively nightlife await just around the corner in Vail Village.

Whether you’re here to ski or snowboard the legendary back bowls, snowshoe, dine, ice skate, shop, spa, or spectate, Vail has something for everyone to enjoy. Learn more about winter activities in Vail or see our Vail vacation specials to save on your next mountain getaway.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Monday, February 24, 2020
SLOPESTYLE & HALFPIPE RIDER TRAINING
10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m., Golden Peak

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
JUNIOR JAM HALFPIPE presented by CLIF BAR
10:00 a.m., Golden Peak

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
SLOPESTYLE SEMI-FINALS
Women 10:00 a.m. / Men 12:30 p.m., Golden Peak

FREE BURTON CONCERT SERIES & AWARDS: LUKE MITRAINI & GHOST LIGHT
6:00pm, Solaris Stage

CHILL FUNDRAISER PARTY presented by NOKIAN TYRES ($35 donation at the door)
8:00pm, Colorado Snowsports Museum

Thursday, February 27, 2020
HALFPIPE SEMI-FINALS
Women 10:00 a.m. / Men 12:30 p.m., Golden Peak

FREE BURTON CONCERT SERIES: THEOPHILUS LONDON & THUNDERCAT
6:30 p.m., Solaris Concert Stage

Friday, February 28, 2020
SLOPESTYLE FINALS
Women 11:00 a.m. / Men 2:00 p.m., Golden Peak

FREE BURTON CONCERT SERIES & AWARDS: BIG FREEDIA & ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
6:00 p.m., Solaris Concert Stage

Saturday, February 29, 2020
HALFPIPE FINALS
Women 11:00 a.m. / Men 2:00 p.m., Golden Peak

FREE BURTON CONCERT SERIES & AWARDS: EVAN GIIA & BIG WILD
6:00 p.m., Solaris Concert Stage

BURTON U.S. OPEN CLOSING PARTY: DJ CRE-8, 99 NEIGHBORS & J ESPINOSA
10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., Dobson Ice Arena

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