The Burton European Open presented by MINI, BEO, part of the Burton Global Events Series, is the only Open Snowboarding Event in Europe, with freestyle competitions in the disciplines Halfpipe and Slopestyle. Innovative Freestyle Snowboarding is a key factor of the BEO, constantly pushing progression of the sport. The BEO is mainly all about bringing the best riders in the world – including Olympic Winners, World Champs and Snowboarding Legends – together with amateur riders at the beginning of their career, kids and juniors from 8-14. So the event addresses both sexes and all age categories. Top riders per discipline are invited and compete with qualified riders from the previously held open contests. More than 300 riders from all over the world, the BEO takes a full week to complete its contest riding, at the same time giving everyone the chance to go freeriding in between. The event venue is compact and easy accessible. Both Superpipe and Slopestyle are constructed around the Crap Sogn Gion mountain, very close to the cable car station. Several on & off-snow activities, Burton demo and MINI test drives are offered additionally to the visitors. The evenings are filled with international live concerts and parties in the Riders Palace and rocksresort. In 2014 the Burton European Open will happen for the 15th time and for the 10th consecutive year in LAAX. High competence and dedication of the organiser Burton Snowboards and the hosting resort LAAX guarantee a top-level event!