3. Burton European Open

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BEO: Seppe Smits stomps a backside 1080. Photo: Blazek.
BEO: Seppe Smits stomps a backside 1080. Photo: Blazek.

Like its American counterpart, the Burton European Open is the only Open Snowboarding Event in Europe, and it’s a key player in pushing the progression in halfpipe and slopestyle. The open brings the best riders in the world – including Olympic Winners, World Champs and Snowboarding Legends – together with amateur riders at the beginning of their career, kids and juniors from 8-14.

Set in Laax Switzerland from January 13th-19th this year’s even will be the last big event before the Sochi Olympics. Conveniently, event number 2 in this list is…

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