03/02/2013 – Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships @ Vail Resort – Vail

Vail Mountain's momentous first US Open exceeded all expectations, with the best snowboarders in the world treating a record-breaking crowd to some of the most progressive riding in the history of the sport. Shaun White put together an unbeatable second run at the US Open with a top score of 95.58, earning him his fifth US Open men’s halfpipe victory. Fourteen-year-old phenom Ayumu Hirano secured second place at the US Open with his game-changing style. Kelly Clark in women's comps earned an unprecedented sixth US Open halfpipe championship title. White and Clark both pocketed $45,000. Not a bad day for boardin! Legendary Jake Burton, founder of Burton joined the awards ceremonies. Spectators cheered on their favorite athletes and took part in the festivities in town. Check out the gallery to take part in all the action! Photography: Brent Andeck