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Burton New Zealand Open

When:

Tue 29 Jul 2008–Sat 2 Aug 2008, 10:00am–10:00pm

Where: Snow Park NZ, Cardrona Valley, Wanaka

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Nicole Fairweather

The world’s top snowboarders will return to the giant superpipe and slopestyle courses at Snow Park NZ in Lake Wanaka for five days of world-class snowboarding action during the Burton New Zealand Open Snowboarding Championships.

The Burton NZ Open is the pinnacle of snowboarding competition in the Southern Hemisphere and attracts the world’s top professional riders including X Games champions, Olympic gold medallists and world champions, all competing for the largest title payout in snowboarding.

The male and female cumulative-points champions will each collect US$100,000 after competing in the New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan and USA events, and New Zealand is the first port of call on the international circuit.

The Friday night will see awe-inspiring massive air in the invitational quarterpipe under floodlights with live music from top New Zealand DJ’s. Spectators can watch all the action for free from a specially created grandstand carved out of snow.

All eyes will be on the Superpipe Semi-finals and Finals on Saturday August 2.

Pic Credit: Miles Holden