Watch the Australian Open LIVE

Wed 03 September 08

There's a live webcast (and highlights if in N.Hemisphere and you like to sleep) on live event webcasts of the 2008 Burton Australian Open Snowboarding Championships. Webcasts will feature the men's and women’s slopestyle and halfpipe semi-finals and finals taking place on September 4 – 5, 2008 at Perisher Blue, Australia.

With the entire webcasts produced in Flash, provides cool interactive technologies (live scoring, live standings, competition rankings and rider bios) that allow the viewer to take a more active role. This is the first time a live webcast has ever been broadcasted from the remote area of Perisher, Australia

LIVE WEBCASTS: European Time Zone

Thursday, September 4
Morning Show 1:00 – 1:15 (CET)
Halfpipe Semi-finals: Women 1:15 – 1:55 (CET)
Halfpipe Semi-finals: Men 2:30 – 3:40 (CET)
Halfpipe Finals 3:50 – 5:20 (CET)

Friday, September 5
Morning Show 1:00 – 1:15 (CET)
Men’s and Women’s Slopestyle Semi-finals 1:15 – 3:45 (CET)
Men’s and Women’s Slopestyle Finals 4:00 – 6:00 (CET)

(NOTE: webcast times subject to change based on weather or other unforeseeable incidents.)

For anyone that misses the live webcasts, both highlights of the winning runs and the full webcasts will be available for on-demand viewing soon after the event is over on

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