03/01/2013 – Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships @ Vail Resort – Vail

The Burton US Open was held this year for the first time in Vail, Colorado. A competition for purely snowboarding, people from all over the world traveled to see these amazing athletes of all ages compete on the Half Pipe and Slopestyle. 303 Magazine captured the Half Pipe on this trip. Taking home the gold on the Half Pipe was legendary snowboarder Shaun White, followed by fourteen year old Ayumu Hirano in second place, and Louie Vito in third. Taking home gold for women's pipe was Kelly Clark, followed by Hannah Teeter in second, and Arielle Gold in third. These athetes not only take home medals, but also pize money in the thousands. Many sponsors attended this event as well such as Mt. Dew, Paul Mitchell, Boarding 4 Breast Cancer, Nokia, GoPro, and many more. Find photos of the athletes competing on the Half Pipe and much more in this gallery!