Burton announces dates and locations for the six-stop 2018 Burton Qualifiers amateur snowboard contest series coming to a resort near you. Now in its fourth season, North America’s biggest amateur snowboard competition features the largest amateur prize purse with $20,000.00 up for grabs. All levels and ages of riders are invited to participate in this FREE event encouraging healthy competition, progression, camaraderie and fun!
Burton has once again partnered with six of North America’s most-dedicated snowboard resorts. These hand-picked resorts will be rolling out the white carpet, delivering ideal park conditions including hand-sculpted transitions, custom-built jibs and rails, as well as exciting one-off features unique to each resort. In addition to a great competitive venue, every stop of the Burton Qualifiers will include live event announcing, a handpicked panel of judges, complete online event coverage, and of course, cash prizes!
The Burton Qualifiers series is composed of five semi-final events with the opportunity to advance to the final event at Seven Springs, Pennsylvania. The FREE series is open to the first 100 riders to register for the five semi-final events, with $2,000 dollars up for grabs at each semi-final stop. Riders will have the option of competing in two divisions—Open and 15 & Under. Riders in each division will compete in an hour-long, jam-style format. Judging is based on style, trick execution and creative use of the course. The top-three riders in each division win cash prizes, with the top six riders earning an invitation to advance to the finals event to compete for a piece of the $10,000.00 cash purse.
Congratulations to our 2017 Burton Qualifiers Final winners—Trollhaugen’s own Benny Milam, who earned first place in the Open Division, and Boyne Mountain’s Jack Coyne, who owned the 15 & Under overall spot. The slate is wiped clean for the 2018 series—will you be the next overall Burton Qualifiers champion?
In addition to the opportunity to win cash prizes and bragging rights, complete competition coverage of each tour stop including video and blog posts will be featured online in partnership with Snowboarder Magazine! 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!
2018 Burton Qualifiers Schedule
Saturday, December 16th: Trollhaugen, WI
Saturday, December 30th: Loon Mountain, NH
Saturday, January 6th: Brighton, UT
Saturday, January 27th: Boreal, CA
Saturday, February 3rd: Horseshoe, ON (CAN)
Saturday, March 24th: Seven Springs, PA (FINALS)
Registrations for each stop will be from 10:00am–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 drop after each event at burtonqualifiers.com and by following #BurtonQualifiers.
The Burton Qualifiers are brought to you with the support of Burton, anon, and Snowboarder Magazine.
In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn and has dedicated his life to snowboarding ever since. Burton has played a pivotal role in growing snowboarding from a backyard hobby to a world-class sport by creating groundbreaking products, supporting a team of top snowboarders and pushing resorts to allow snowboarding. Today, Burton designs and manufactures industry-leading products for snowboarding and the snowboard lifestyle, including snowboards, boots, bindings, outerwear and layering as well as year-round apparel, packs/bags and accessories. Privately held and owned by Jake and his wife, Burton CEO Donna Carpenter, Burton’s headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont with offices in Austria, Japan, Australia, Canada and China. For more information on Burton, head to www.burton.com and follow our line at facebook.com/burtonsnowboards, twitter.com/burtonsnowboard and @burtonsnowboards on Instagram.