After a short break in the 2014-2015 season, the World Snowboard Tour will be back in September presenting the Southern Hemisphere events.
On the 5 Star level the tour will continue with the 3rd edition of the Burton High Fives in Cardrona, New Zealand from September 14-20, with Slopestyle and Halfpipe competition for men and women taking place on the last 2 days. The webcast will show the entire competition and will be accessible via www.burton.com/HighFives which is also the portal for the latest details on the event. An $80.000 prize purse will be up for battle. #BurtonHighFives
The third annual 2014 Burton High Fives presented by MINI returns once again to Cardrona Alpine Resort in Wanaka, New Zealand from September 14 – 20th. This six day invitational event kick starts the 2015 Burton Global Event Series. On top of being a truly one of a kind event, this event provides opportunity for international athletes to earn 5 star World Snowboard Tour points as well.
This year’s unique competition brings together 60 of the world’s top pro and rookie snowboarders for halfpipe and slopestyle contests, along with Kiwi-inspired adventures throughout the Wanaka area. New for this year, much more importance will be placed on the results from the entire team, more to come on that. Here’s a brief rundown of what these invited riders can expect at Burton High Fives:
2014 Burton High Fives presented by MINI Competition Schedule
Sunday, September 14th: Rider Arrival & Registration
Monday, September 15th: Team Selection
Tuesday, September 16th: Team Activities
Wednesday, September 17th: Slopestyle & Halfpipe Practice
Thursday, September 18th: Slopestyle & Halfpipe Practice
Friday, September 19th: Slopestyle Finals
Saturday, September 20th: Halfpipe Finals
We kick things off on Monday, September 15th with the 3rd edition of the infamous High Fives team selection. Once the teams are formed, we’ll roll into day two with some off-hill activities around the Wanaka area. In true High Fives fashion, we’ll be keeping the specifics of these first two days under wraps so that the riders are pleasantly surprised when they see what sort of challenges lay before them.
Next up, classic snowboarding events will take center stage with riders competing in a world-class slopestyle and halfpipe competition from September 19th - 20th. Riders will be competing for a $80,000 USD prize purse. Not planning a trip to New Zealand anytime soon? Be sure to catch all the on-hill action, as Burton High Fives presented by MINI is broadcast via webcast across the globe!