Announcing The 2017 Burton Qualifiers Snowboard Contest Series Schedule
Burlington, VT (November 15, 2016) – Burton announces dates and locations for the 2017 Burton Qualifiers traveling snowboard competition. Following a successful 2016 debut, the Burton Qualifiers are back bringing local riders together for a jam session with big opportunities and bigger prizes.
The six-stop tour travels to select resorts throughout North America with cash prizes up for grabs and the opportunity to advance to the finals event at Seven Springs, Pennsylvania to compete for part of the $10,000.00 cash purse. This FREE and fun series is open to all riders!
Burton has partnered with six of North America’s most-dedicated snowboard resorts to host the 2017 Burton Qualifiers. These resorts will sculpt and groom their dedicated snowboard parks giving competitors an incredible opportunity to show off their best freestyle skills. Riders can expect to session exciting and unique jumps, obstacles and jibs created by the award-winning park crews with a subtle nod toward state pride built in to the overall event theme.
The Burton Qualifiers series is a FREE event open to the first 100 riders to register for the five semi-final events. Riders have the option of competing in two divisions—Open and 15 & Under. This jam-style snowboarding competition allows riders in each division an hour to impress the judges who are scoring based on two categories: style and trick execution. The top three riders in each division take home a cash prize, with the top six riders earning a spot to compete at the final event at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs resort. The exciting finals event concludes the series with top competitors coming together to battle it out for a piece of the $10,0000.00 cash purse and major bragging rights. The Burton Qualifiers is the event of the season offering local riders a chance to come together for a fun day of riding, cash prizes and the opportunity to go all the way to the finals!
“Last year’s Burton Qualifiers series was all time!” says Burton Brand Ambassador Alex Andrews. “A gathering of friends thrashing to see who takes the top spots. This year will be no different— count me in!”
Burton Qualifiers Schedule
Saturday, December 17th: Trollhaugen, WI
Saturday, December 31st: Loon Mountain, NH
Saturday, January 14th: Mountain Creek, NJ
Saturday, January 28th: Boreal, CA
Saturday, February 4th: Beaver Valley, ON (CAN)
Saturday, March 18th: Seven Springs, PA (FINALS)
Registration for each stop will be from 9:00am–11:00am on the day of the event, please arrive early to register as participation is capped at 100 riders per stop. Find out more details including specifics on the registration for each location, plus full results, photos and video edits dropping immediately after each event at burtonqualifiers.com and by following #BurtonQualifiers.
The Burton Qualifiers are brought to you with the support of anon, Snowboarder Magazine and Clif Bar.