Burton U.S. Open Pipe and Slopestyle Recap

March 06, 2017

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  • Drew Zieff

The Burton U.S. Open went down this past week in Vail, CO (March 1-4, 2017). A storied contest, the U.S. Open has been a testing ground for pro snowboarders for 35 years. Given the current state of snowboarding and the nonstop onslaught of mind-blowing progression with new tricks hitting the internet every other day, we knew that the U.S. Open was going to be awesome. 

We just didn’t know it was going to be this awesome. 

Men’s Halfpipe Finals

At this point, Shaun White is an elderly statesman in the pipe, but he’s still managing to school the young bucks on how it’s done. From amplitude to trick variation, no one can debate that Shaun’s got the pipe dialed. 

  1. Shaun White
  2. Scotty James
  3. Chase Josey

Women’s Halfpipe Finals

Women’s snowboarding is insane right now—and Chloe Kim’s first place run exemplifies exactly why that is. 

  1. Chloe Kim
  2. Elena Hight
  3. Maddie Mastro

Men’s Slopestyle Finals

A creative slopestyle setup with multiple line options had the stacked lineup of competitors going  absolutely huge. Mark McMorris responded to the pressure and set the bar high, taking home his third win in Vail. 

  1. Mark McMorris
  2. Michael Ceccarelli
  3. Sven Thorgren

Women’s Slopestyle Finals

Anna Gasser’s winning run will go down in slopestyle history—thanks largely to an enormous Cab double underflip. 

  1. Anna Gasser
  2. Jamie Anderson
  3. Spencer O’Brien

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