The Burton New Zealand Open is the first contest in the Burton Global Open Series. The NZ Open is also an event in the Ticket To Ride Series. It has been steadily growing in its five years of existence to counting over 230 competitors this year from sixteen countries. The contest is split into two disciplines, slopestyle and halfpipe. With an invitational quarterpipe jam taking place on Friday evening of the event. A lot of the big names to be expected at a Burton Open event are here to compete along with lesser-known riders. The 2007 Open once again takes place with all the help and love of the amazing crew at Snow Park.

On August 6th, the eve of the event the Burton team video for the 07/08 season was premiered here in the town of Wanaka. This was the kicker for the week and it has slowly progressed from there. Day one, August 7th, was designated as a practice day, allowing riders to get the feel of the pipe and get those legs ready. The pipe at Snow Park is up to par, meeting Olympic and X Games standards. Day two, August 8th, held all the qualifying rounds for men’s pipe and women’s pipe. Riders competed for 5 spots open amongst the pre-qualified riders. The riding was top notch and it gave a preview to the level that snowboarding is taken to at contests like this. It will be a great event.

TWS Webcasting Live Coverage of the Burton NZ Open

TWS has partnered up with the fine folks at Burton to bring you a live webcast from the Burton New Zealand Open at famed the Snow Park resort just outside the small town of Wanaka. Below you’ll find a schedule of events and a link to our live feed of the action. Make sure you’re logged on and tuned in when it all goes down! —Evan

Webcast Link:Live Coverage of the Burton NZ Open

Burton New Zealand Open Schedule Of Events:

The Burton New Zealand Open Thursday, August 9 — New ZealandWednesday, August 8 — USNZ time:PST:Event:8.00-9.00am 1-2pmTraining Slopestyle Pre-Qualifications MEN9.15-10.15 2:15-3:15pmSlopestyle Pre-Qualifications MEN Heat 1 10.15-10.35 3:15-3:35pmWarm-Up Run Slopestyle Pre-Qualifications 10.45-11.45 3:45-4:45pmSlopestyle Pre-Qualifications MEN Heat 2 11.45-12.00 4:45-5:00pmWarm-Up Run Slopestyle Qualification MEN12.15-12.55 5:15-5:55pmSlopestyle Qualification MEN 13.00-13.45 6:00-6:45pmTraining Slopestyle Qualification WOMEN14.00-15.10 7-8:10pmSlopestyle Qualification WOMEN Friday, August, 10 — New ZealandThursday, August 9 — USNZ time:PST:Event:8.00-9.00am 1-2pmTraining Slopestyle Semi-Finals9.15-10.05 2:15-3:05pmSlopestyle Semi-Finals WOMEN 10.05-10.35 3:05-3:35pmWarm-Up Run Slopestyle Semi-Finals MEN10.35-12.05 3:35-5:05pmSlopestyle Semi-Finals MEN 12.05-12.35 5:05-5:35pm Training Slopestyle Finals12.35-14.05 5:35-7:05pmSlopestyle Finals WOMEN & MENSaturday, August 11 — New ZealandFriday, August 10 — USNZ time:PST:Event:8.00-9.15am 1-2:15pmTraining Halfpipe Semi-Finals WOMEN&MEN9.30-10.30 2:30-3:30pmHalfpipe Semi-Final WOMEN 10.30-11.00 3:30-4:00Training Halfpipe Semi-Final MEN11.15-12.45 4:15-5:45pmHalfpipe Semi-Final MEN12.45-13.15 5:45-6:15pmTraining Finals WOMEN&MEN13.30-15.30 6:30-8:30pmHalfpipe Finals WOMEN&MEN