09.11.13 / Watch the Second Annual Burton High Fives snowboarding competition LIVE on www.burton.com/HighFives on September 12 and 13

WHAT: The second annual Burton ‘High Fives’ presented by MINI snowboarding competition, is now underway at Cardrona Alpine Resort in Wanaka, New Zealand. A live webcast of the slopestyle and halfpipe competitions will be on www.burton.com/HighFives with the slopestyle coverage starting 11:00 am (NZST) September 12, and halfpipe coverage starting 8:45 am (NZST) September 13. For viewers, the webcast will include live scoring, real-time standings, run replays, tour rankings, rider interviews and bios, as well as a live webcast schedule and full replays for on-demand viewing.

WHO: 60 of the top riders in the world from over 15 countries will compete including 2014 Olympic halfpipe hopefuls Kelly Clark (USA), Ayumu Hirano (JPN), Kohei Kudo (JPN), Danny Davis (USA), Arielle Gold (USA), Elena Hight (USA), Ellery Hollingsworth (USA), Gretchen Bleiler (USA) and Cilka Sadar (SLO). The sloplestyle is also stacked with riders including 2012 High Fives Slopestyle Champion Mikkel Bang (NOR), Jamie Anderson (USA) Silje Norendal (NOR), Tyler Nicholson (CAN) and Charles Reid (CAN), as well as local favorites Cameron Stavely (AUS), Rebecca Torr (NZL), Christy Prior (NZL), Shelly Gotlieb (NZL) and Stefi Luxton (NZL).

WHEN: The entire event goes LIVE with webcasts on www.burton.com/HighFives during the following times:

LIVE WEBCASTS: New Zealand Time Zone           Start Time:

Slopestyle Event, Thursday, September 12                  11:00 am (NZST)

Halfpipe Event, Friday, September 13                           8:45 am (NZST)

LIVE WEBCASTS: U.S. Time Zones (EST)               Start Time:

Slopestyle Event, Wednesday, September 11               7:00 pm (EST)

Halfpipe Event, Thursday, September 12                      4:45 pm (EST)

LIVE WEBCASTS: Central Europe Time Zone        Start Time:

Slopestyle Event Thursday, September 12                   1:00 am (CET)

Halfpipe Event, Thursday, September 12                     10:45 pm (CET)

LIVE WEBCASTS: Japan Time Zone                       Start Time:

Slopestyle Event, Thursday, September 12                  8:00 am (JST)

Halfpipe Event, Friday, September 13                          5:45 am (JST)

Also be sure to check your local TV listings for the 2013 Burton High Fives highlight show, scheduled to air in the U.S. and around the globe later this fall. Get daily updates about the event at facebook.com/burtonsnowboards, twitter.com/burtonsnowboard and @burtonsnowboard on Instagram – hashtag #BurtonHighFives.

A big thanks to MINI and Nokia for their support of the second annual High Fives event.