Rachel Oakes-Ask of OnTheSnow.com brings news of the upcoming Burton Global event being held at Perisher Blue in New South Wales Australia.
The Burton Global Open Series comes down under from September 2 to 5 when the world’s elite snowboarding names will descend upon Perisher Blue ski resort for this annual competition that is also a 5Star event on the Swatch TTR World Tour.
The Australian Open is the second destination after New Zealand on the six country Burton global tour. Perisher Blue resort in New South Wales is known for it’s world class terrain parks and halfpipes and makes the perfect host resort for this exclusive event.
The competitor lineup is just as impressive with Kevin Pearce, the men’s current Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour Champion joining Chas Guldemond, the current TTR World number one from the USA as well as New Zealand Open slopestyle winner Mikkel Bang from Norway on Perisher’s Front Valley. Joining them will be Charles Reid from Canada and Markus Malin from Finland.
Hot from her win in the halfpipe and slopestyle in the New Zealand Open is Jamie Anderson, the current TTR World Snowboard Tour Champion and X Games slopestyle gold medalist. She will be battling it out in the women’s competition with Olympic gold medalist Hanna Teter from the USA to create a star studded line up for snowboarding fans in Australia.
Those able to make it to Perisher Blue can watch the halfpipe qualifiers kick off on September 2 followed by the slopestyle on September 3 and the halfpipe on September 4 semi finals and finals. The total prize money for the event is AU$50 000 with the slopestyle finals completing the event on September 5. For those unable to be there, Go211.com will be broadcasting the semi finals and the finals live on the web.