Burton NZ Open 2009

11-15 August 09, Cardrona, New Zealand

After three years at Snow Park NZ, the Burton NZ Open will step back across the valley to where it all began

The festivities will kick off on Monday, August 10 with a free opening party featuring Sunshine Soundsystem in Queenstown, NZ at the Skyline Gondola, followed by an after party at Rattlesnake Bar.

Competition will get underway on Wednesday, August 12 with men’s slopestyle prequalification and qualifications, followed by the women’s slopestyle qualifiers. On Thursday, August 13, the men’s halfpipe prequalification and qualification rounds will go down, followed by women’s halfpipe qualifications. The Gravis Open Sessions will also kick off on August 13 with music from Black Sun Empire (NL), State of Mind and Truth at the Lake Wanaka Center, followed by an after party at Post Office Lane.

All eyes will be on the slopestyle course on Friday, August 14 for men’s and women’s slopestyle semifinals and finals. Later, the action will move to Wanaka for the first annual “Fight Night” at the Lake Wanaka Center, where riders will duke it out UFC-style for the title. An after party will follow at Post Office Lane.

The 22’ superpipe at Cardrona Alpine Resort, the same size halfpipe that will be featured at the 2010 Winter Olympics, will be the locale for the men’s and women’s halfpipe semifinal and final competitions on Saturday, August 15. In the evening, Tiki Live and DJ Reno will wrap up the week’s festivities with the final act of the Gravis Sessions, taking place at the Lake Wanaka Center followed by an after party at Post Office Lane.

There will be live webcasts on Go211.com and for more information visit www.opensnowboarding.com

Cardrona, New Zealand