Seven Springs to host U.S. Open Qualifiers
SEVEN SPRINGS, Pa. Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pennsylvania’s premiere four season resort, is honored to host the 2013 Burton U.S. Open Qualifiers and the U.S. Revolution Tour, Feb. 1-7.
This dual event, in partnership with Burton Snowboards, U.S. Snowboarding and MINI, will bring the country’s best amateur skiers and snowboarders one step closer to competing at the U.S. Open in Vail and possibly on to the Olympic Trials. Athletes will compete in halfpipe, slopestyle and cross for both freeskiing and snowboarding.
“Hosting the U.S. Open Qualifiers and the U.S. Revolution Tour presents an opportunity for Seven Springs to showcase our mountain, our region, our team, and our dedication to the growth and development skiing and snowboarding. It’s awesome to think that the next Shaun White, Gretchen Bleiler, Kristi Leskinen or Tom Wallisch could earn their stripes here at Seven Springs,” said Anna Weltz, Seven Springs Communications Manager.
At the conclusion of U.S. Open Qualifiers, the top five women and top 10 men in each discipline will earn a spot to move on to the semi-finals at the prestigious U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships, taking place at Vail Mountain from Feb. 25-March 2. In addition to scoring a spot at the U.S. Open in Vail, top placing riders will earn a piece of a $20,000 prize purse, 4Star World Snowboard Tour points and U.S. Revolution Tour points.
Finally, guests at Seven Springs will have no shortage of excitement during the U.S. Open Qualifiers weekend. In addition to watching the competition, guests can also enjoy the Burton Mountain Festival, which offers riders a full day of on-snow activities, including Burton 2013 product demos, live music, sponsor giveaways and a traveling terrain park designed for the smallest snowboarders.
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Seven Springs Mountain Resort, located in Seven Springs, Pa., is the perfect place for family vacations that create lifelong memories. Each year the family-friendly resort hosts more than one million overnight and day guests. Located within 200 miles of the major metropolitan areas of Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cleveland and Washington D.C., Seven Springs is easily accessible from either exit 91 or 110 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Since 2004, Seven Springs has been committed to developing and growing its Terrain Parks, halfpipes and Olympic-size superpipe. Now, Seven Springs has seven terrain parks of varying difficulty and progressions with more than 80 features in all. Changing the game of urban snowboarding, Seven Springs Mountain Resort is proud to present The Streets at Seven Springs – a park dedicated to urban snowboarding, featuring an on-mountain replica of urban riding at its best. Pulling inspiration from the surrounding area of Pittsburgh, The Streets brings a whole new meaning to urban snowboarding. The resort’s hard work and dedication towards these efforts have been nationally recognized for three consecutive years including the 2012-2013 selection as the No. 1 parks and pipe on the East Coast by TransWorld SNOWboarding magazine.
For the latest in additions to available slopes and trails, please stay tuned to the Snow Report at www.7springs.com or by calling (800) 523-7777. Or follow Seven Springs on Facebook or Twitter!
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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 President Donna Carpenter, Burton’s headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont with offices in Austria, Japan, Australia and California. For more information, visit www.burton.com.
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