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Come See Whats New At The 29Th Annual 6Star Burton Us Open


The Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships, held at Stratton Mountain Vermont every March, has been home to the best competitive riding for 29 consecutive years – longer than any other snowboard event in the world. And this years Open, taking place March 7-13, is shaping up to be all that and more. With nearly three decades of snowboard history and tradition to claim, the 2011 US Open will be the best ever, and this year, it features a festival vibe that includes a weekend full of live music, parties, free giveaways, great food and good times…and of course the chance to see the best snowboarders in the world compete live. Heres a sneak peek of whats new at the 2011 Burton US Open, presented by MINI. New Dates & Competition ScheduleTraditionally held the third weekend of March, the US Open is one week earlier this year from March 7-13 at Stratton Mountain Resort in Vermont. Also new, semi-finals for both halfpipe and slopestyle will take place on different days than the finals, giving spectators another two days of killer competition to watch. Heres a breakdown of the competition schedule: Wednesday, March 9 – Slopestyle Semi-FinalsThursday, March 10 – Halfpipe Semi-FinalsFriday, March 11 – Slopestyle Finals and Rail Jam FinalsSaturday, March 12 – Halfpipe FinalsSunday, March 13 – Junior Jam New Halfpipe, Slopestyle & Rail Jam LocationsThe halfpipe and slopestyle have moved down the hill towards the sponsor village at the Sun Bowl base area of Stratton Mountain, making it easier than ever for fans to see their favorite riders throw it down live. The Friday night Rail Jam will be in the main base area of Stratton with some brand new features like a bridge and tunnel combo, double quarterpipes, an urban wallride and of course…rails. New BandsAs if the riding wont be entertaining enough, this year, the US Open will once again feature two free live concerts. On Friday after the Rail Jam, Flosstradamus will play a free show in the main base area of Stratton. Flosstradamus, the oft-mentioned Chicago DJ duo comprised of J2K (Josh Young) and Autobot (Curt Cameruci), has been dominating the party scene nationwide with their tag-team DJ sets (3 turntables, 2 mixers) for over 5 years. In addition, right after halfpipe finals on Saturday afternoon, Swedish New Wave band