WORLD SNOWBOARD TOUR
The Burton US Open is a long time member and supporter of the World Snowboard Tour. As the final 6Star World Tour event of the season, riders earn up to 1000 points per discipline.
Riders who are ranked on the World Ranking List benefit from the "World Tour Rider Protocol" priority system; an automatic qualification system for riders based on their ranking and performance from previous seasons. For the Burton US Open, the rider protocol is as follows:
The top 10 men and 5 women riders on the World Snowboarding Points List for HP and SS as of Nov 29, 2012 received automatic invite to the Burton US Open for the event in which they qualified.
Click here for more information on the World Snowboard Tour and the World Tour ranking list.