The Burton US Open History iPad app
The opening screen to the Burton US Open History app | Check out the app
It’s been 30 memorable years that the Burton US Open has been around. As the longest running competition in snowboarding, Burton has paved the way for all other freestyle snowboard competitions out there.
It wasn’t always perfectly cut 22-foot halfpipes and chiseled kickers that riders were treated to. The year was 1982 as the first US Open, headed up by Paul Graves and a tight group of snurfers and snowboarders, went down at Suicide Six – a small resort in Central Vermont. Riders, outfitted in G type racing suites, competed in downhill and slalom. The equipment was not what you would expect but at the time this stuff was revolutionary. There were no snowboard boots; ropes still decorated the front of the board and riders basically hung on as they sped down the icy hill racing for first place glory.
30 years later we have one of the most coveted snowboard competitions ever. It finishes off the competition calendar with a bang. From insane, groundbreaking riding to huge parties with some of the best people in the industry, this year will be one of the best as Burton celebrates 30 successful years.
A board preview from the first year of competition | Check out the app
In light of this momentous occasion Burton has taken their history in the sport and pulled it all together in one beautifully designed iPad app that will give you the low down on all 30 years.
From the very first start gate made out of an upside down kitchen table to Terje Håkonsen’s signature style and Danny Kass defying gravity to win multiple halfpipe titles; the Burton US Open History app is chalk full of fun snowboarding facts.
But the app doesn’t stop there. Burton goes above and beyond with iconic photography, board history, event recaps, course evolution and full results from 30 years of US Open.
If you dig snowboarding as much as we do, this is an app you have to check out. The greatest part – it’s free!