A very special thank you to all of our sponsors!
MINI and Burton are carving mountain roads and slopes once again during the 2015 Burton Mountain Festival and US Open Snowboarding Championships. Don't miss the party at a resort near you this winter for a chance to check out tons of new Burton gear and experience the bigger, all-wheel drive MINI Countryman. Catch some sweet giveaways, prizes and live entertainment that are sure to warm you and your entire crew up.
Coveted as one of the largest ski resorts in the world with more than 5,200 acres of skiable terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, and the most groomed terrain on the planet, Vail has been an extraordinary winter vacation destination for passionate skiers and snowboarders for more than 50 years. It is home to world-class athletes during the U.S. Ski Team early-season training sessions in Golden Peak, the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships and the upcoming 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships. Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, friends and families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is exceptional, from the Vail Ski & Snowboard School to events, activities and festivals, shops and spas, abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail's founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail is a mountain resort like nothing on earth.
Town of Vail
Welcome to Vail! The new home of the Burton US Open in 2013 and beyond, Olympic Alpine Champions Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin, and the Legendary Back Bowls, Vail is universally held as North America's top ski resort.
The 2012-2013 season marked Vail's 50th anniversary. Since its auspicious founding in 1962, Vail has grown to become an extraordinary year round world-class destination. The premier resort brand in North America and arguably the world, Vail attracts a diverse guest base who are cosmopolitan, adventurous and active. They come to Vail from the major metropolitan centers of North America and from around the world. Vail's diverse guests are bound together by a shared purpose: a desire for a resort experience characterized by a sense of adventure, a sense of expansiveness, and a certain edginess underscored by a rich and dynamic experience both on and off the mountain.
Matching the incredible mountain experience, Vail year-round is characterized by a rich culinary scene, summer season events from adventure sports to classical music and jazz, family activities and everything in-between.
Vail also offers world-class lodging from the high end luxury hotels to practical condominiums and vacation rentals. On the culinary front, the same world-class offerings abound. From five courses to five-minute bites, Vail has a bounty of options and flavors. Other alternatives include cozy pubs, family-friendly eateries and everything else across the culinary spectrum.
Located in pedestrian friendly outdoor environments set to the backdrop of the beautiful Gore Range and Vail Mountain, take a stroll around the town with the whole family. Convenient in-town bus routes allow you to explore both base villages within a matter of minutes. Enjoy.
Without cars, the expansive mountain deployed in front as you walk leisurely down the cobble-stone streets, the town of Vail runs the gamut from elegant shopping, to quick café latte's, fine dining, and everything in-between.
Between Lionshead and Vail Village, Vail offers hundreds of shops from boutiques to outdoor gear to art galleries. Find the perfect cowboy boots or ski boots, jewelry and cocktail dresses, apparel and art.
The nightlife in Vail, CO has as many trails as the mountain. Whether your day was on the steeps, the corduroy or the massage table, you'll find your comfort zone. Microbrews, patios, karaoke, clubs. Just hope you get your second or third wind, because you never know what you'll find!
Après is the highlight of many ski and ride vacations! After you get off the slopes grab a spot on the world famous Garfinkel's patio in Lionshead. Or join in the fun with the crowd at the Red Lion and sing along with your favorite bar tune. Maybe hit the newly opened Solantro's or one of the locals favorites, Los Amigos or Vendetta's, in Vail Village... and after Après stick around town for some live music, dancing, or hit the bar scene. Options abound and the night is yours!
Welcome to Vail! For more information please visit www.vail.com.
Garmin is proud to sponsor the 2015 Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships and excited to show off the exciting new VIRB line of HD Action Cameras. We are in awe of what the amazing athletes at the Championships can achieve and are inspired by them and everyone who pushes the limits of what is possible, and what makes a good video.
That's why the VIRB line of HD Action Cameras is rugged and durable right out of the box, with longer battery life and better performance in extreme conditions. Editing your footage with the free VIRB Edit software allows you to grab data from the camera like GPS position, speed, barometer and altimeter and from compatible sensors (ex heart rate monitor) and then add overlays to your video as dials and gauges. You can even customize what those overlays look like. And, VIRB action cameras wirelessly connect to compatible Garmin devices so you can use them as remote controls or use their tracking and fitness features in your video.
Visit us in the Garmin booth at the Sponsor Village and check out the VIRB family of action cameras.
Did you know Paul Mitchell is the longest-standing sponsor of the US Open? We are stoked to continue our partnership with Burton and, once again, be a part of one of the sickest snowboard events of the year. Some people might be scratching their domes thinking, "What does a haircare company have to do with a snowboard event?" Well, the connection is simple: Professional Stylists and Snowboarders are all about style, creativity and freedom of expression; they just work off different canvases.
Paul Mitchell will be at the Open, keeping the crowds entertained in their MITCH Mancave at Festival Village handing out free samples of fresh new products to help keep helmet head under control and style points up. It's going to be one big party, so come along for the ride because remember - style isn't born. It's groomed.
3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation
3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation, the Official Outerwear Insulation Supplier to Burton Snowboards, is sponsoring the US Snowboarding Open for the fourth straight year.
Burton and 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation have collaborated over the past five years to bring the best insulated outerwear for riders requiring ultimate mobility and comfort. Burton outerwear incorporating 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation, an insulation constructed from unique, high-loft microfibers for increased warmth with less bulk. Breathable, water-resistant and durable, it's proving that less really is more.
For more than 30 years, 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation has been the trusted brand to deliver warmth and comfort for those who are out in the cold. From its initial launch in 1978, it has become one of the world's most recognized brands in outerwear, footwear and accessories.
To find out more about 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation and how it works in Burton outerwear, visit us at the US Snowboarding Open.
As the Official Watch Company and proud sponsor of the 2015 Burton US Open of Snowboarding, G-SHOCK invites you to stop by their booth at Vail's Golden Peak to see the collection of Shock & Water-resistant watches. A favorite of some of the world's top athletes who rely on G-SHOCK's core value of Shock Resistance, to help them reach their potential. G-SHOCK remains an icon of Absolute Toughness. Be sure to stop by the booth and see the newest watch collections including our new women's line of watches.
Pacifico returns to the slopes for the 2nd year as the Official Beer Sponsor of the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships. Since surfers first imported it from Baja in the 1970s, Pacifico has been "La Surfeza" for those who seek adventure - the ones who live for their passion. It's more than a beer; it's a mindset built on the belief that where the map ends, the journey truly begins. That's what Jake Burton believed when he paved the way for snowboarding by inventing a way to ride the snow like a wave, which makes Pacifico the perfect beer for when you surf the mountain. Discover Responsibly.™ Imported by Crown Imports LLC, Chicago IL 60603.
At an altitude of 9,000 feet, sun protection is more important than ever this year at the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships in Vail, Colorado. Shiseido suncare products offer long-lasting UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection in SPF's from 16 to 50. In addition, Shiseido's exclusive WetForce™ technology is the world's first technology that changes the way water and sunscreen interact, boosting UV protection in water and during perspiration. Beloved by active sports enthusiasts from the sea to the summit, Shiseido sunscreens are highly resistant to perspiration, moisturizing even under the most extreme conditions and recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation. An eight-time sponsor of the U.S. Open, Shiseido is one of the oldest cosmetic companies in the world. The brand began as the first Western-style pharmacy in Japan and is now distributed in over 89 countries and regions, offering a complete collection of beauty, skincare, suncare and fragrance items for women and men. We invite you to stop by Shiseido's tent at Vail's Golden Peak to sample our suncare products and learn more about how to care for your skin while enjoying the competition. For additional information about Shiseido, please visit us at www.shiseido.com. #Shiseidoburton
As an athlete, you need nutrition for sustained energy. CLIF Bar can help. CLIF Bars taste great and are made with a nutritious blend of organic rolled oats and wholesome ingredients to keep you feeling and performing your best. Convenient, nutritious, and delicious, CLIF Bar is the essential gear you need for before and during your adventures. Whether its sessions in the park or fresh tracks at dawn, CLIF Bar helps you Meet the Moment. Stop by the CLIF Bar booth at the Burton US Open for a sample!