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This Week Only: The Burton US Open

by Kirsten Dobroth | March 2, 2016

The Burton US Open is back in Vail, Colorado this week, and with some snow (albeit it a little wet and heavy) falling throughout the day, it’s the perfect time to head up i70. For those of you who haven’t experienced an Open, it’s basically a week of incredible snowboarding competition interjected by free, nightly concerts, and capped off with one big party to close things out. Interested? Check out the week’s schedule of events to plan your visit.
TUESDAY, MARCH 1ST
Halfpipe Junior Jam, 10am -12:30pm
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2ND
Women’s Slopestyle Semi Finals, 10am *Cancelled due to weather.
Men’s Slopestyle Semi Finals, 12pm
The Sheepdogs take the main stage at Solaris from 7-9:30pm. Out of Canada, the Sheepdogs are relative newcomers who have been gaining accolades for their classic rock meets Southern blues sound.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3RD
Women’s Halfpipe Semi Finals, 10am
Men’s Halfpipe Semi Finals,12pm
Bust out your best moves for Bright Light Social Hour, at the Solaris Concert Stage from 7-9:30pm. Blending psychedelic rock with dance-able beats, the show marks the group’s first trip to Vail for the Open.
FRIDAY, MARCH 4TH
Women’s Slopestyle Finals, 11:20am
Men’s Slopestyle Finals, 2pm
Don’t miss Big Grams– a mix of OutKast’s Big Boi and indie-electric duo Phantogram- for some electro-funk meets hip hop, taking the stage at Solaris from 6-9:30.
SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH
Women’s Halfpipe Finals, 11:20am
Men’s Halfpipe Finals, 2pm
Head to the stage at Solaris from 6-9:30pm for GriZ, spinning motown meets funk meets electronic mixes that are sure to keep the crowd bumping.
Can’t make the concerts this weekend? Sign up for the Broomball Tournament, and test your skills out on Solaris’ ice rink, or post up at local favorite Yeti’s Grind with a hot chocolate and take in the carnage from a safe distance. Saturday’s concert will be followed by an after party at Dobson Ice Arena, or take your merry making out into the Village, and check out some of Vail’s best late night spots.
Photo Courtesy of Vail Resorts/Daniel Milchev.
 

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