Eric, Nick, and I jumped on a call with George to talk about the return of Rider Rally the pros/cons of the Rally vs National Academy. I always enjoy the energy Rolls and Alfieri bring to our group podcasts! Check it out
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What are you doing March 5-10? Hopefully your plans include the Burton US Open, my favorite event of the season.
This year is the 36th Burton US Open, the longest running competitive snowboard event, and following the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics it should be a pretty awesome show.
Here’s the event schedule, hit the Read More button to see the full press release from Burton. You can also download the 2018 Burton US Open App here: https://www.burton.com/blogs/the-burton-blog/its-time-download-2018-burton-usopen-app/
2018 Burton U.S. Open Competition Schedule:
Tuesday, March 6th: Halfpipe Junior Jam
Wednesday, March 7th: Men’s and Women’s Slopestyle Semi-Finals
Thursday, March 8th: Men’s and Women’s Halfpipe Semi-Finals
Friday, March 9th: Men’s and Women’s Slopestyle Finals
Saturday, March 10th: Men’s and Women’s Halfpipe Finals
When we brainstormed the return of Rider Rally at Team Training last fall, all we really knew was that we wanted to revive this core event and bring together riders from across our organization.
The idea was one that the snowboard team rallied around, and so we spent the last 6 months planning on teleconferences and over beers at other events, talking to resorts and hitting the jackpot with Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, asking sponsors for whatever they had left in their swag drawers, promoting Rider Rally at every resort we visited, designing graphics and creating messaging, building the community on Facebook, and working with PSIA-AASI staff to help organize registration.
And then 60 snowboarders from all over the world showed up at Arapahoe Basin! This is the final group photo, taken at about 3:30 on Friday. Still 50 strong and many of the riders in this group went on to bounce and jump at Woodward Copper for the next 3 hours.