The Burton US Open of Snowboarding is the longest running snowboarding event in history and us at Yellowbelly are thrilled they made the decision to move to Vail a few years ago. For starters the event is always sure to bring the best riders in the world to compete in Slopestyle and Halfpipe in Vail’s Golden Peak Terrain Park.
Watching Japan’s Taku Hiraoka win gold in the Men’s Pipe final on a perfect sunny day was an awesome finish to 2 great days of competition.
Vail Village was packed with partygoers, fans, and the regular mix of vacationers taking advantage of some great concerts and festivities. This year’s headliners, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (Friday) and Girl Talk (Saturday) had things rocking at the Solaris main stage.
(You may have even been luck enough to witness a very special Yellowbelly bachelorette party dancing in the crowd on Saturday night, but we won’t name any names.)
Mother Nature always seems ready to cooperate with Burton too and this years was no exception. Days before the US Open started Vail filled up with over 2 feet of fresh powder. As the weekend rolled in, the clouds moved out and we were treated to sunny “bluebird” conditions.
The Vail team was stoked to see some of our favorite riders make it into the shop along with plenty of happy fans. We’re already looking forward to the 2016 Burton US Open coming back to Vail, you might want to start planning your next mountain adventure too.