Burton European Open January 20 - 27, 2007
Photo: © Burton Snowboards
European Open Laax, Switzerland- The Burton European Open, BEO, is the only Open Snowboarding Event in Europe, with freestyle competitions in the formats superpipe & slopestyle. Innovative Freestyle Snowboarding is a key factor of the BEO, constantly pushing the sport to new frontiers. The BEO is mainly all about bringing the best riders in the world – including Olympic Winners, World Champs & Snowboarding Legends – together with the very grass roots, kids & juniors from 8-18. So the event addresses both sexes & all age categories. Top 24 riders per format are invited & compete against 24 qualified riders from the previously held open contests. With over 400 riders from all over the world, the BEO takes a full week to complete it's contest riding, at the same time giving everyone the chance to go freeriding in between. The event venue is compact and easy accessible. Both superpipe & slopestyle are constructed on Crap Sogn Gion, very close to the mountain cable car station. Of course the evenings are filled with international live concerts & kick-ass parties in the Riders Palace, meanwhile a standard at the swiss resort Laax. Finally the organiser Burton & the hosting resort Laax are knowingly the leaders in their field. High competence & devotion guarante e a top level event!
All snowboarding events are free to the public to view.