The Burton European Open lands in Laax, Switzerland Feb. 25 to March 3.
Some of the sport's biggest names like Mark McMorris, Kazuhiro Kokubo, Iouri Podladtchikov, Jamie Anderson, Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter are confirmed to compete at this year's Burton European Open.
The 13th Burton European Open, a 6Star TTR event, offers lots of prestigious titles, cash and championship points for participating riders, who will compete for top honors in Women's, Men's and Junior's slopestyle and halfpipe competitions.
A total prize money purse of $125,000 is up for grabs as well as additional cash for the second generation of the Creative Use of Space (CUOS) Award. The male and female rider with the most creative and progressive tricks in the halfpipe and slopestyle will each win $5,000. Additionally, US$ 5.000 will be awarded at the end of the season to the resort shape crew who built the most creative CUOS slopestyle features during the 2011/12 Burton Global Open Series.
Besides next level snowboarding action, the event offers a selection of evening events, including top music acts. Friday, March 2, the 'Space' theme-party will rock the Riders Palace Club with the Turntablerocker DJ set (tickets CHF20). On Saturday, March 3, Trouble Andrew and Reptile Youth will perform live for an unbelievable finale of the 13th annual BEO (tickets CHF30).
BEO Party & Concert Tickets: www.starticket.ch
Highlights from 2011's Burton European Open in Laax: