Burton New Zealand Open Attracts Phenom Snowboard Talent

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 11, 2009 12:18 pm


Starting tomorrow, Wednesday August 12th, some of the hottest snowboarders in the world will gather together in Lake Wanaka, New Zealand to com

pete in the Burton New Zealand Open. If you’re looking to watch some sick shredding, this is where it’s at. Amongst the talented athletes competing are some Olympic hopefuls—we’re talking the USA’s very own Kelly Clark (left) and Mason Aguirre, along with Japan’s Ryo Ao

no, China’s Jiayu Liu, Canada’s Justin Lamoureux and Switzerland’s Sina Candrian. They’ll go toe to toe (and heel to heel I guess) with some of New Zealand’s best including Mitchell Brown, James Hamilton and Ben Stewart. The manager of the event, Reuben Yeoman is amped up about the quality athletes they’ve got this year, saying ” the talent on display will be a real treat for spectators and will produce extremely tough competition conditions. It is a big year for the athletes and I am looking forward to a top quality event”. The men’s and women’s Slopestyle qualifiers start Wednesday, and the Halfpipe final ends the event on Saturday, August 15th. The Burton New Zealand Open is held at the Cardrona Alpine Resort in New Zealand, and you can check out the semis and the finals on go211.com.  Let’s hope our guys and gals do us proud!