BURLINGTON, VT (April 15, 2009) – The Burton Global Open Series announced dates for its 2009/2010 international snowboard competition series, which will kick off in New Zealand this summer. Below are dates and locations for all 2009/2010 Burton Global Open Series events.

New Zealand Open                     August 11-15, 2009        Cardrona Alpine Resort, New Zealand
European Open                          January 9-16, 2010         Laax, Switzerland
Canadian Open                          February 2-7, 2010         Canada Olympic Park, Calgary, Alberta
Asian Open                               March 2-7, 2010             ALTS Bandai, Japan
US Open                                   March 16-21, 2010         Stratton Mountain Resort, USA

Instead of having two events down under in 2009, Burton has decided to combine the Australian Open and the New Zealand Open into one premier Southern Hemisphere event taking place in New Zealand.

“Heading into a busy Olympic year, we’ve decided to reduce the number of events to free up some room in the global events calendar,” said Liam Griffin, Global Events Director for Burton. “We’re totally committed to the riders who support the series, and are trying to make it easier for everybody to hit all the different events they need to this coming season.”

With events scheduled year-round and in five countries, the Burton Global Open Series boasts the most lucrative cumulative prize purse in snowboarding. All five Burton Global Open Series events offer riders the chance to earn points towards male and female championship titles, which are awarded at the US Open in Stratton, Vermont.

The Burton Global Open Series is also part of the Swatch Ticket To Ride (TTR) World Snowboard Tour, the largest group of independent freestyle snowboard events in the world. The Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour Champions are crowned at the end of the season.

Go211.com is the official webcaster of the BGOS and home to live scoring, standings, rider bios and more for each Burton Global Open Series stop. Check out Go211.com for more information.

For more information on the Burton Global Open Series head to www.opensnowboarding.com. For more information on TTR, visit www.ttrworldtour.com.