Burton US Open comes to Vail this week

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  • March 3, 2015

If you just came to Vail Feb. 1, or only come rarely, then the answer is no, we don’t have big-time athletic events absolutely all the time. This five-week stretch is special.

After the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships dominated the valley in the first half of February, the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships will take up the first week of March.

Sure to Dazzle

Until Saturday, Burton Snowboards will host dozens of the sport’s best, and best-known athletes in slopestyle and halfpipe who will dazzle in-person, TV and Web-streaming audiences. As you’d expect with a big-time event in the Vail Valley, the on-slope action at Golden Peak will be augmented by concerts. Performers include Andy Thorn & Friends, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Moon Hooch and Girl Talk.

There will be awards ceremonies, and Burton is hosting “Apres All Day” events at several bars in Vail Village, Golden Peak and Lionshead. New this year is a broomball tournament on the ice rink at Solaris.

Wednesday, March 4
Slopestyle Semi Finals:
9:00am – 9:45am MST Women’s Practice at Golden Peak
10:00am – 11:10am MST Women’s Slopestyle Semi Finals
11:10am – 12:15pm MST Men’s Practice at Golden Peak
12:30pm – 3:00pm MST Men’s Slopestyle Semi Finals at Golden Peak

Halfpipe Practice:
10:00am – 12:00pm MST Men’s & Women’s Practice at Golden Peak
1:00pm – 3:00pm MST Men’s & Women’s Practice at Golden Peak

Entertainment:
4:30pm – 7:00pm MST US Open Broomball Tournament at Solaris Ice Rink
7:00pm – 8:30pm MST Pickin’ at the US Open Kickoff Party with Andy Thorn & Friends at Solaris Concert Stage

Thursday, March 5
Halfpipe Semi Finals:
9:00am – 9:45am MST Women’s Practice at Golden Peak
10:00am – 11:10am MST Women’s Halfpipe Semi Finals
11:10am – 12:15pm MST Men’s Practice at Golden Peak
12:30pm – 3:00pm MST Men’s Halfpipe Semi Finals at Golden Peak

Slopestyle Practice:
10:00am – 12:00pm MST Men’s & Women’s Practice at Golden Peak
1:00pm – 3:00pm MST Men’s & Women’s Practice at Golden Peak

Entertainment:
4:30pm – 8:00pm MST US Open Broomball Tournament at Solaris Ice Rink

Friday, March 6
Slopestyle Finals:
10:00am – 11:15am MST Women’s Practice at Golden Peak
11:30am – 12:30pm MST Women’s Slopestyle Finals at Golden Peak
12:45pm – 1:45pm MST Men’s Practice at Golden Peak
2:00pm – 4:00pm MST Men’s Slopestyle Finals at Golden Peak

Halfpipe Practice:
10:00am – 12:00pm MST Men’s & Women’s Practice at Golden Peak
1:00pm – 3:00pm MST Men’s & Women’s Practice at Golden Peak

Entertainment:
6:30pm – 6:45pm MST Men’s and Women’s Slopestyle Awards at Solaris Concert Stage
6:00pm – 10:00pm MST FREE Concert with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at Solaris Stage

Saturday, March 7
Halfpipe Finals:
10:00am – 11:15am MST Women’s Practice at Golden Peak
11:30am – 12:30pm MST Women’s Halfpipe Finals at Golden Peak
12:45pm – 1:45pm MST Men’s Practice at Golden Peak
2:00pm – 4:00pm MST Men’s Halfpipe Finals at Golden Peak

Entertainment:
6:30pm – 6:45pm MST Men’s and Women’s Halfpipe Awards at Solaris Concert Stage
6:00pm – 10:00pm MST FREE Concert with Moon Hooch and Girl Talk at Solaris Stage
10:00pm – 1:30am MST US Open Closing Party at Dobson Ice Arena
Artists:
Grandtheft
DJ Maseo
Ali Shaheed Muhammad