The Burton European Open, Europe's biggest event open to all riders, is the second event in this year's Burton Global Open Series Presented by Motorola. From January 20-27th 2007, more than 500 riders will compete in halfpipe and slopestyle disciplines, uniting rookies, top stars and legends in Laax, Switzerland.
As the BEO is well-known for it's tradition of creating themes and implementing them all through from the contest set-up to the side events to the general look of the event, this will be continued also for the 8th edition of the BEO. The theme for this year's event will be "Mexico"! Be prepared for a very Mexican inspired week!
Nicolas Müller, Burton Global Team rider from Switzerland, says: "The BEO are for snowboarding what the roots are for a tree. When I heard that the new theme is Mexico I simply have to say: Tequila, Shred and watch out for a Benihana!"
The BEO 2007 website is going live any day now, so check out www.burtoneuropeanopen.com to get the latest updates. Riders Online Inscription will start on November 6th, 2006. For accomodation packages and general information look at the hosting resort website www.laax.com .
Schedule for the BEO 2007
- Saturday, Jan 20 – Sunday, Jan 21 Juniors Contests: Slopestyle & Halfpipe
- Monday, Jan 22 – Wednesday, Jan 24 Qualifications Halfpipe & Slopestyle
- Thursday, Jan 25 Slopestyle Finals Women & Men
- Saturday, Jan 27 Halfpipe Finals Women & Men
The BEO is part of the Burton Global Open Series (BGOS), which includes five competitions in five countries around the world. The male and female cumulative-points champions will collect $100,000 each, after competing in slopestyle and/or halfpipe Open events in New Zealand, Switzerland, Japan and the United States during the 2006-07 season. Check out www.opensnowboarding.com.
The BEO is also a 6-star TTR Event (Ticket to Ride World Snowboard Tour) and is one of the key European events for all top riders out there to secure their points for the final TTR Ranking and eventually being crowned as the new TTR Champion at the end of the season. Check out www.ttrworldtour.com.