At the BEO, amateurs from around the globe get the chance to challenge the world's top pro riders at the White Arena in Laax, Switzerland, from January 9th to 16th, 2010. Celebrating the 11th annual Burton European Open Snowboarding Championships, event organizers have created a Circus theme to highlight the fun and daring spirit of the sport! Todays and tomorrows stars will dazzle viewers with their bag of tricks and wow you with their performance in the slopestyle and halfpipe. The best riders of this 2nd stop of the Burton Global Open Series and 6Star TTR event will snatch a piece of the US$125.000 prize purse. With 8 days of high level competitions and 400 competitors, the BEO is the biggest snowboard event in Europe.