Winter News


by Craig Altschul

The 30th annual Burton U.S. Open of Snowboarding returns to Stratton March 4-11. The Open is the final stop of the Burton Global Open Series, as well as the culminating stop on the men’s TTR World Snowboard Tour where the top male will be awarded the TTR World Title. The top male and female in the Open Series will be awarded $100,000 each. Events begin Monday, March 5 with slopestyle qualifiers at 9:30 a.m.; halfpipe qualifiers are March 6 at 1:45 p.m. The weekend features slopestyle and halfpipe finals, as well as a junior jam and halfpipe Sun., March 11. It’s an event like no other whether you’re competing or spectating. Don’t miss it.

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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