[Gallery] SUP — Burton US Open Super Photo Pass

Comments by Susie Floros/

The longest standing halfpipe & slopestyle contest in snowboarding, the Burton US Open, went off in Vail, Colorado a couple weekends ago. In traditional US Open form it snowed during slopestyle finals and the sun came out in full force during halfpipe finals. Vermont or Colorado, I was thankful to finally get my hands on a SUP pass… the key to the US Open Shooting Kingdom. In-between interviews with top riders competing in their first event since the slushy Sochi world stage I had fun capturing the action. I hope you enjoy the gallery and captions as much as I enjoyed watching Terje “poach” the halfpipe.

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Mark McMorris talks Terje, surfing, and his roller coaster season

Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson— slope queen & all-around good human

Taylor Gold on victory laps, Ross Powers & winning the US Open

Kelly Clark on 30-second cries, digging deeper than ever before & why her Olympic medal really matters