Burton European Open to Announce Confirmed Riders
Thu 20 December 12
It’s dumping all over Europe, LAAX is celebrating 50 years of Crap Sogn Gion Mountain and the contest season kicked off too.
With the 14th annual Burton European Open (BEO) presented by MINI only a few weeks away, it’s time to get ready for Europe’s biggest on-snow event from February 4th – 9th, 2013 in LAAX, Switzerland.
First Top Riders confirmed
First rider confirmations are rolling in and the crème de la crème can be found among them, including BEO 12 Slopestyle winner Aleksander Ostreng (NOR), Men’s Overall World Tour Champion 11/12 Stale Sandbech (NOR), Peetu Piiroinen (FIN), who just earned a 2nd place at the Air&Style in Beijing and Seppe Smits (BEL), another regular to podiums across the world. Best female riders of the planet have also confirmed their presence, including Slopestyle Tour Champion 11/12 and defending BEO Slopestyle Winner Jamie Anderson (USA), record-winner Kelly Clark (USA) who had an incredible winning series of 16 events in a row as well as Finland’s Enni Rukajärvi, no stranger to podium’s. All invited riders are seeded directly into the Semi-Finals where they will meet all riders who made it through from the qualification rounds. All of them will battle for a portion of the US$ 125.000 prize-money.
Rider registration is open only until Dec. 21st, 2012 on www.register-for-events.com. Secure your spot now to battle with the world’s top riders. Also the youngest shredders have their platform to showcase their skills with Junior events in both Halfpipe and Slopestyle. Many of today’s stars including Peetu Piiroinen, Mikkel Bang and Christian Haller have been BEO Junior winners in the early days of their careers.
Action on Crap Sogn Gion Mountain
All the action will take place again on Crap Sogn Gion Mountain – home of the Halfpipe since many years. The Slopestyle is happening like last year on Ils Plauns,where an innovative Slopestyle course can be expected. The MINI Creative Use of Space obstacle will be integrated again and the shape crew in LAAX is keen on defending their title from last year for the most creative obstacle.
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