WHAT: The 13th annual Burton European Open, presented by MINI, is now underway in beautiful LAAX, Switzerland, and live webcasts of slopestyle and halfpipe semi-finals and finals are scheduled to begin tomorrow on Redbull.tv. In addition to coverage of the competitions, Redbull.tv will also provide live scoring, live chats,live standings, competition rankings and rider bios so the viewer can have a more interactive role.
 
WHO:  Jamie Anderson (USA), Sina Candrian (SUI), Spencer O’Brien (CAN), Enni Rukajärvi (FIN), Gretchen Bleiler (USA), Kelly Clark (USA), Queralt Castellet (SPA), Danny Davis (USA), Mark McMorris (CAN), Stale Sandbech (NOR), Seppe Smits (BEL), Roope Tonteri (FIN), Sebastien Toutant (CAN) and Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI) are just a few of the top riders planning to compete for a piece of the $125,000 prize purse and important TTR and BGOS ranking points.
 
WHEN: The entire event goes LIVEwith webcasts on Redbull.tv during the following times:

LIVE WEBCASTS: U.S. Time Zones (EST) Start Time:
Slopestyle Semi Finals, Wednesday, Feb. 29         05:45 am (EST)
Slopestyle Finals, Thursday, March 1                    03:15 am (EST)
Halfpipe Semi-Finals, Friday, March 2                    04:15 am (EST)
Halfpipe Finals, Saturday March 3                         03:15 am (EST)
 
(NOTE: times subject to change based on weather or other unforeseeable incidents)
 
For anyone who misses the live webcasts, highlights of winning runs and full webcasts will be available for on-demand viewing after the event on www.redbull.com/snowboarding-live
 
All results and further information can be found on www.opensnowboarding.com
 
About the Burton Global Open Series
The Burton Global Open Series events are the pinnacle snowboarding events of the season. Founded by Jake Burton, the Opens have grown from grassroots events to a global competition series, attracting tens of thousands of spectators and riders from around the world. Since the beginning, the Opens have been driven by riders, for riders evolving with snowboarding and riders’ needs over the years. With events held in NewZealand, Europe, Canada and the United States, the Opens set the standard for snowboarding events around the globe. www.opensnowboarding.com