Burton European Open's 10th Birthday
Wed 17 September 08
In January, they will be filled with confetti, streamers and candles as The Burton European Open (BEO) Snowboarding Championships, the fourth event of the Burton Global Open Series 08/09, will celebrate its birthday in LAAX, Switzerland from January 9-16, 2009
The days are growing shorter, and soon they will turn white. In January, they will be filled with confetti, streamers and candles as The Burton European Open (BEO) Snowboarding Championships, the fourth event of the Burton Global Open Series 08/09, will celebrate its birthday in LAAX, Switzerland from January 9-16, 2009.
Ever since it was born in 1998, the BEO has treated guests to world-class snowboarding competitions featuring creative themes like ‘Airlines’ and ‘Casino’, which are a part of every aspect of the event – from the slopestyle course features to the late-night parties. Guests of the 2009 BEO’s big birthday bash can expect many treats, including some of the season’s most exciting halfpipe and slopestyle competitions, legendary parties and maybe even an extra special party favor - an epic LAAX powder day. LAAX’s designers, shapers and managers will do their best to give the BEO the perfect birthday outfit for its big day.
Top riders, amateurs and youth riders from all over the world will battle for important BGOS championship points and 6Star TTR Ranking Points. Shaun White, Kevin Pearce, Nicolas Müller, Peetu Piiroinen, Jamie Anderson and Mikkel Bang plan to come celebrate with the BEO. In total, More than 400 riders will come to the birthday bash with big bags of tricks for the halfpipe and slopestyle competitions on Crap Sogn Gion at LAAX. Finalists will fight for the biggest piece of the US $125,000 prize-money cake.
The BEO kicks off with the junior competition on January 9 and 10, followed by the men's and women's slopestyle finals on January 15 and the halfpipe finals on January 16. And if you can’t make it to LAAX for the big BEO birthday celebration, you can watch all the action on Go211.com. For more information on the 10th Anniversary of the Burton European Open in LAAX, head to www.opensnowboarding.com.
Thu 18 September 08, Steamboat, USA
US$1m spent on Snowmaking and and 2 new grooming machines make up the bulk of the changes for the new season
Thu 18 September 08, Stratton, USA
2 new trails, new Natural terrain park run in the Emerald Forest glade, the terrain parks & pipes are being moved around a bit, new groomers and a few other enhancements
Thu 18 September 08, Winter Park, USA
No specific on-mountain improvements this season but a new base and open gondola to get you from the carpark to the base
Thu 18 September 08, Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada
Everything is one time and on target for the ambitious project to link the 2 mountains with the huge gondola
Tue 23 September 08
The LG Air Bag Tour kicked of in style last week with massive airs being shown by participants at Norwich and Sheffield. So if you need to work on your Big Air Style or want to huck a backflip of glory, then get yourself along to a stop on the LG freeze Air Bag Tour 2008
9-16 January 09
Its back at Laax for another year