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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When is the Burton US Open Snowboard Championships presented by MINI?
March 3rd - 8th, 2014 (click here to view the full event schedule)

Is there a fee to attend the 2014 Burton US Open and its events?
All Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships events, including the Olympic Athlete Celebration, Solaris concerts and the Dobson closing party are free and open to the public. If you wish to access event viewing areas via Vail’s chairlifts, lift tickets and skiing/riding equipment are required. For advance purchase lift ticket information and the best price guarantee, visit www.vail.com or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245). Complimentary tickets will be required to enter the US Open Closing Party at Dobson Arena on Saturday night; tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at Vail’s two Burton stores as well as the sponsor village at Golden Peak and the Apres All Day Lounge in Solaris Wednesday – Saturday (March 5-8)

Where will the competitions take place?
Golden Peak, Vail, Colorado
Click here for a map of Vail Mountain

What are the competition categories?
Men’s/Women’s Halfpipe
Men’s/Women’s Slopestyle
Each event will have practice, semi-final and finals rounds

Who are the invited athletes?
Click here to see the full list of invited athletes in each discipline.

What other activities will be happening in Vail as part of the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships?

• Free Concerts at Solaris in Vail Village
o Big Gigantic Friday, March 7 6-9:30pm
o Capital Cities Saturday, March 8 6-9:30pm

• Burton US Open Closing Party at Dobson Ice Arena (21+)
o Artists TBD Saturday, March 8 10:00pm-1:30am

• Sponsor Villages
o Golden Peak Wednesday, March 5 11am-4pm Thursday – Saturday, March 6-8 9am-4pm
o Solaris Plaza – Apres All Day Lounge Wednesday – Saturday , March 5-8 11am-6pm

• Satellite Viewing Areas
o Solaris Plaza Wednesday – Saturday, March 5-8 9am-5pm
o Eagle Bahn Lift - Lionshead Wednesday – Saturday, March 5-8 9am-5pm
o Larkspur Wednesday – Saturday, March 5-8 9am-5pm
o Tavern on the Square Wednesday – Saturday, March 5-8 9am-5pm
o Red Lion Wednesday – Saturday, March 5-8 9am-5pm
o Garfinkles Wednesday – Saturday, March 5-8 9am-5pm

• Riglet Park
o Eagle Bahn Lift - Lionshead
Wednesday – Thursday, March 5-6: 10am-12pm and 2-4pm
Friday – Saturday , March 7- 8: 10am-12pm, 1-3pm, and 4-6pm

What is the USO Apres All Day Discount Card?
The USO Apres All Day Discount Card is a unique perk program designed exclusively for the 2014 Burton US Open in conjunction with Town of Vail bars and restaurants as a way for spectators and participants to get a deal.

HOW IT WORKS
Before the Open Check out the Apres All Day for a list of participating Town of Vail bars and restaurants and the deals they are offering during the event.

During the Open Stop by the Vail Village and Lionshead Welcome Centers, the USO Info tent at Golden Peak, or either of the Burton stores in Vail to pick up a FREE USO Apres All Day Discount Card.

Take advantage of great deals throughout Vail Village, Solaris and Lionshead during the competition (Wednesday - Saturday, March 3-8).

Where do I park?
For all Burton US Open Snowboarding Championship events, parking is available in the Vail Village, Lionshead or Solaris parking structures on South Frontage Road. Street parking is not permitted until all public parking facilities are completely full. Town of Vail and Eagle County offer extensive public transit systems. For additional parking and public transportation information, visit www.vailgov.com/parking.

There is no parking available at Golden Peak.

As a spectator, how can I best watch the Burton US Open competitions?
Half Pipe
Spectators may watch from the base of the half pipe and from the Half Pipe walls. These areas can be accessed by walking from the base of Golden Peak or by riding Chair #6 Riva Bahn halfway and skiing/riding down to the pipe (lift pass and proper equipment required for lift access). Note: Chair #12 Gopher Hill Lift does not allow access to the half pipe. Note that the path up to the Halfpipe is over snow and will be slippery. Be sure to wear proper footwear – i.e. boots and/or yak tracks.

Slopestyle Course
Spectators may view the slopestyle competitions from the base of the course at Golden Peak.

In addition to watching the events from the snow, live feeds of all competitions will be available at the Golden Peak base area, Solaris Plaza Eagle Bahn Lift in Lionshead, as well as at Larkspur, Tavern on the Square, Red Lion, and Garfinkles.

Will there be food and beverages available to purchase at Golden Peak?
Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the Slopestyle finish area, the base of the Half Pipe, at the Golden Peak Lodge and Larkspur. Food and beverage at the Half Pipe and Slopestyle base areas will be available on a cash-only basis. ATMs are available throughout Vail Village.

What can I expect to find at the Sponsor Village at Golden Peak and Solaris?
The Sponsor Village at Golden Peak will be open from 11 am to 4 pm Wednesday, March 5 and from 9am-4pm Thursday-Saturday, March 6-8. Guests can expect to find numerous interactive experiences from US Open parters including product sampling, demos, and giveaways. Also be sure to stop into the Burton Stone Hut to shop for exclusive US Open Gear as well as all the latest year round gear from Burton.

The Apres All Day Lounge at Solaris will be open from 11am-6pm, Wednesday-Saturday. This unique interactive zone located on the Solaris Ice Rink will feature activations from US Open partners, an outdoor beer garden, live performances from a variety of DJs, a Burton pop-up shop with exclusive US Open merchandise, and other fun activities for kids, families, and adults.

What is the Riglet Park?
The Burton Riglet program is a snowboard learning experience geared towards kids ages 3-6. A Riglet Park has the allure of a bouncy castle and is as safe as one too. Mellow rollers, small berms and ground level features allow young riders to feel the balance they need to ride—and they do it while they’re riding. Two feet strapped in, being pulled through a zone set up just for them with safety, fun and learning in mind. From the kids to the instructors, everyone wins.

We will have a Free Riglet park setup in Lionshead village right next to the Eagle Bahn lift. Stop in with your child to experience everything they’ll need to get started riding. We’ll provide free demos of board, boots, and bindings designed specifically for the youngest kids, as well as Burton’s specialized Riglet reel. Certified instructors will be on hand to teach kids the basics and get them having fun standing sideways. This program is free and open to the public. Sign ups will take at the Riglet tent near the Eagle Bahn lift in Lionshead.

RIGLET OPERATING HOURS

Wednesday, March 5
10am – 12pm
2pm – 4pm

Thursday, March 6
10am – 12pm
2pm – 4pm

Friday, March 7
10am – 12pm
1pm – 3pm
4pm – 6pm

Saturday, March 8
10am – 12pm
1pm – 3pm
4pm – 6pm

Is Golden Peak open for skiing and riding?
Golden Peak will remain open for public snowboarding and skiing during normal mountain operating hours. Guests can continue to access Vail Mountain’s 5,289 acres of snowboarding and skiing terrain through the Golden Peak portal for the duration of the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships. Vail’s Golden Peak terrain park will continue to offer guests everything from beginner to advanced lines and features.

Is Vail’s Ski/Snowboard School at Golden Peak open during the Burton US Open?
The Golden Peak Ski & Snowboard School will continue to offer its full range of private and group lessons during the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships. This is a tremendous opportunity to let Vail’s ski and snowboard pros teach you the skills you need to take your skiing and snowboarding to the next level.

What are the details for the headliner concerts?
Big Gigantic Solaris Plaza Friday, March 7:  6 - 9:30pm
Capital Cities Solaris Plaza Saturday, March 8:  6 - 9:30pm

Both concerts are free and open to the public; no tickets are required. All ages are welcome.

The concerts will take place at Solaris, located at the crossroads of East Meadow Drive and Willow Bridge Road. As both concerts are completely outdoors, all attendees are encouraged to dress warmly and appropriate for the weather. The concert venue is standing room only – no seating is available. There is an ADA approved viewing area at the Solaris concert venue. For more details, please contact 970.476.6797.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the concerts on a cash-only basis. There will be no ATM at the venue, but there are numerous ATMs throughout Vail Village.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to enjoy alcoholic beverages. All persons planning to consume alcohol at the concerts will be carded, so please be sure to have your ID with you. Patrons without proper ID, no matter their age, will not be served alcoholic beverages.

Event promoters remind and encourage everyone to drink responsibly.

What are the details for the Burton US Open Closing Party at Dobson Ice Arena
Artists To Be Announced Soon Dobson Arena Saturday, March 8 10:00pm - 1:30am

The Burton US Open Closing Party at Dobson Ice Arena is free and open to the public, but tickets will be required. Complimentary tickets can be picked up, while they last, at either Burton store in Vail Village or Lionshead during normal business hours during event week, as well as at the Burton pop-up stores in Golden Peak or Solaris. All ages are welcome.

The venue at Dobson Ice Arena offers standing room only on the main floor.

Coat check will be available. Event organizers are not responsible for lost items.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the show on a cash-only basis. ATMs will be available on-site.

This is event is strictly 21+. All guests will be carded, so please be sure to have your ID with you. Patrons without proper ID, no matter their age, will not be allowed access.

Event promoters remind and encourage everyone to drink responsibly.

What am I allowed to bring into the competition venues, concerts and party at Dobson?
Please leave the following at home, as attendees will be denied entry should any attempt be made to bring them into event venues: large bags/backpacks, coolers, alcohol/drugs, bottles/glass containers, cans, dogs, chairs, weapons of any kind (including, but not limited to firearms and knives), laser pointers of any kind, signs attached to a stick or pole, recording devices, professional still cameras and video cameras. Please note that event management retains the right to make the final decision on prohibited items. Furthermore, specific concert or event security policies may create additions to the list above. All guests entering the venues are subject to search by metal detecting wands and/or pat downs. Additionally, all small bags and purses are subject to search at venue entrances. Attendees will see an increased security and police presence both inside and outside the concert venues.

How can I get more information on the event?
Visit www.burton.com/uso
Call Burton Rider Services at 1-800-881-3138
Stop into either of the two Burton stores in Vail

I am interested in volunteering for the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships.
Please contact:
Dylan DeGarmo
degarmodylan@gmail.com

I am a member of the media and I am interested in getting a press credential to cover the event.
A US Open media credential is your ticket for media-only access to competition areas, (a media cred doesn't give automatic access to parties) and resort chairlifts. To apply for a US Open media credential, please click here and complete the form. After you apply, you’ll receive an email about the status of your credential within a few business days.

I am interested in becoming a sponsor of the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships.
Please contact:
Nick Sargent
Nicksa@burton.com
802.660.3285

Where can I find more information about lodging during the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships?
Please visit the lodging section at Vail.com for more information on making reservations in town during the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships. (http://www.vail.com/lodging-and-dining/lodging/lodging.aspx)

Who are the sponsors of the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships?
Burton – www.burton.com
MINI – www.MINIUSA.com
Vail Mountain – www.vail.com
Mountain Dew – www.mountaindew.com
Town Of Vail – www.vailgov.com
Garmin - http://www.garmin.com/en-US
Nokia - http://www.nokia.com/us-en/phones/phone/lumia-icon/
Paul Mitchell – https://www.facebook.com/PaulMitchellSports
3M™ Thinsulate™ - www.thinsulate.com
G-Shock – www.gshock.com
Pacifico – http://www.stateofpacifico.com
Bear Naked – www.bearnaked.com
Chipotle – www.chipotle.com
Shiseido – www.shiseido.com
Clif Bar - http://www.clifbar.com/
Anon – www.anonoptics.com
Analog – http://www.analogclothing.com
World Snowboard Tour – www.worldsnowboardtour.com

Will I be able to find the Burton US Open on TV or on the web?
USO programming can be found live in the US on Fox Sports 2 and globally on Burton.com/USO. Also, check your local listings for USO highlight shows that will be airing around the world.

Wed, Mar 5: Burton.com/USO Men’s & Women’s Live Slopestyle Semis
11:45am – 3:45pm MST

Thur, Mar 6: Burton.com/USO Men’s & Women’s Live Halfpipe Semis
11:45am – 3:45pm MST

Fri, Mar 7: Fox Sports 2 Women’s Slopestyle Finals Live
11:30am – 12:30pm MST

Fox Sports 2 Men’s Slopestyle Finals LIVE
2:00-4:00pm MST

Burton.com/USO Men’s & Women’s Slopestyle Finals
11:15am – 4:15pm MST

Sat, Mar 8: Fox Sports 2 Women’s Halfpipe Finals
11:30am – 12:30pm MST

Fox Sports 2 Men’s Halfpipe Finals
2:00-4:00pm MST

Burton.com/USO Men’s & Women’s Halfpipe Finals
11:15am – 4:15pm MST

TBD:  Fox Sports 2 US Open Slopestyle Highlight Show
Fox Sports 2 US Open Halfpipe Highlight Show
Fox Sports 2 USO Lifestyle Show