Since its infancy in 1982 when Doug Bouton ripped down the slopes of a Vermont mountain dubbed “Suicide Six” to win the inaugural National Snowboarding Championships, Vermont has reigned as the snowboarding capital of the United States. After moving around the state in its early years, what is today known as the Burton U.S. Snowboarding Open made Vermont’s Stratton Mountain its home in 1985. In the 30 years since Vermont native and snowboarding pioneer Jake Burton started sponsoring the Open, America’s premier snowboarding competition hasn’t seen fit to leave home — until now. In 2013, the U.S. Snowboarding Open will be held in Vail, Colorado which has been trying to wrest the crown from Vermont for years.
Known world-wide for its skiing, Vail also boasts a formidable reputation as a snowboarder’s paradise. With more than 5,000 acres, Vail offers endless terrain variety and the opportunity to discover unridden powder even weeks after a snowfall. Vail’s renowned terrain park offers 12 challenging runs and 3 halfpipes designed to test the mettle of even the most expert boarder. While Vail attracts the sport’s pros, its slopes offer plenty of action for novice snowboarders; and excellent lessons are easy to find if you’ve never tried the sport.
Golden Peak in Vail will host the Burton U.S. Snowboarding Open from February 25 through March 2, 2013 when slope conditions should be excellent for snowboarding. During the Open, Vail vacationers can expect to see the world’s greatest snowboarders in thrilling action and maybe even rub shoulders with some of the sport’s greatest athletes.
Charming Vail rental cabins, chalets, condos and vacation homes put you in the center of the action so you can enjoy the excitement on the slopes as well as the after-hours partying in downtown Vail. Don’t miss a moment of snowboarding action. Schedule your Vail vacation rentals on iTrip.net today.