Industry News 2/27/2013

SNOW: Tune-In to the 2013 Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships Presented by MINI

Tune-In to the 2013 Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships Presented by MINI

Vail, CO – Starting tonight through March 2nd, tune-in to watch world-class slopestyle and halfpipe snowboarding competitions at the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships presented by MINI. The 31st annual Burton US Open takes place at Vail Mountain and will draw over 100 top riders, including Shaun White, Mark McMorris, Iouri Podladtchikov, Ayumu Hirano, Kelly Clark, Enni Rukajärvi, Jamie Anderson and many more.

Burton is rolling out five hours of live programming on Universal Sports and NBC Sports Network, plus an additional 22 hours of original live coverage on so viewers around the world can watch the most anticipated snowboarding event of the season. programming includes “The Board Room,” a new online talk show about snowboarding. If you can’t make it to Vail, below is a complete broadcast schedule by date, time and network. Times and events listed are Mountain Time (MT) and are subject to change, so please consult your local listings.

Where to Watch the 2013 Burton US Open:

Wednesday, February 27:
8:45am – 3:15pm Men’s & Women’s Slopestyle Semi Finals

Thursday, February 28:
8:45am – 3:15pm Men’s & Women’s Halfpipe Semi Finals

Friday, March 1:
9:35am – 2:45pm Men’s & Women’s Slopestyle Finals
10:30am – 12:00pm Universal Sports Network Men’s Slopestyle Finals
1:30pm – 2:30pm Universal Sports Network Women’s Slopestyle Finals

Saturday, March 2:
9:35am – 2:45pm Men’s & Women’s Halfpipe Finals
10:30am – 2:00pm NBCSN Men’s Halfpipe Finals
1:30 – 2:00pm Universal Sports Network Women’s Halfpipe Finals

Sunday, March 10:
8:30am – 9:00am Universal Sports Network US Open Slopestyle Highlight Show
1:30pm – 2:00pm Universal Sports Network US Open Halfpipe Highlight Show

Tuesday, March 5:
8:30pm – TBD Universal Sports Re-Air: US Open Qualifiers

Sunday, March 17:
3:00pm – 3:30pm Universal Sports Network US Open Lifestyle Show

For the entire broadcast schedule, including additional airings of the above programs, go to In addition to coverage of the competitions, you can also check out US Open preview videos, find live scoring, live chats, real-time standings, run replays, tour rankings, rider interviews and bios as well as full webcasts for on-demand viewing at And remember to follow our line throughout the US Open at, #BurtonUSOpen, and @burtonsnowboard on Instagram.

A big thanks to the following partners for their support of the 31st edition of the Burton US Open: MINI, Vail Resorts, Mountain Dew®, Town of Vail, Nokia, Paul Mitchell, 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation, GoPro, G-SHOCK, Shiseido, Matador, Clif, Transworld, Snowboarder, Analog, anon. and the World Snowboard Tour.