This week marks the 33rd Annual Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships taking place in Vail, Colo. The event touts itself as the world’s greatest snowboard event, attracting some of the biggest names in the sport. This year, the Open will take place from March 2-7, with the first two days set aside for practice.
With the competition set to kick off tomorrow—here’s how to watch.
The first U.S. Open Snowboarding Championship was held in 1982 at Suicide Six in Vermont. Jake Burton Carpenter, U.S. snowboarder and founder of Burton, was at the first competition. By 1986, the competition had begun gaining popularity, as more than 200 competitors showed up for pre-qualifiers. By 1996, snowboarding was making its debut in the Winter Olympics and the U.S. Open was more popular than ever before. Through the years and countless changes to the competition, the Open has held its esteem throughout the snowboarding community. This year’s event is set to be one of the most exciting and well attended events in U.S. Open history.