Burlington, Vermont—Check out the numbers below and you’ll see why this year’s Burton US Open, taking place at Stratton Mountain, Vermont March 17-19, is adding up to be the best event in the contest’s 24-year history.
1 snowboard contest has been run by snowboarders, for snowboarders for over 24 years — The US Open.
2 is the number of all-new Volvo C70 Convertibles that will be given away at the US Open — one car to the best female and male rider at the US Open.
3 is the number of new handset styles (RAZR, PEBL and SLVR) Motorola will have on display at the HELLOMOTO lounge in the US Open sponsor village.
4 is the number of US Open halfpipe contests Danny Kass has won.
5 Burton Open Snowboarding Championships currently take place around the world — one in Switzerland, one in Japan, one in the United States, one in New Zealand and one in Australia.
6 SoBe Sick Trick awards worth $1000 each will be awarded during Friday night’s Quarterpipe contest.
7 current and past Olympic medalists will compete at the Open, including Shaun White, Hannah Teter, Ross Powers, Kelly Clark, Danny Kass, Gretchen Bleiler and Markku Koski.
10 is the number of consecutive snowboard events Shaun White has won this season alone — the Open could be his eleventh.
13 is Burton’s lucky number.
22 feet is the height of this year’s superpipe — the biggest in the event’s history.
35 feet is how high the hand-dug quarterpipe walls will be.
38 is the number of kids from 14 cities across North America that Chill, a non-profit intervention program that teaches disadvantaged kids to snowboard, will bring to the US Open.
52 Nintendo systems will be available to play the latest and greatest games at the US Open.
200 is the number of limited edition US Open t-shirts that will be given to the first people to show up at the Open on Saturday, March 18 outfitted in their best backwoods gear.
250 GORE-TEX® gloves and 100 GORE-TEX jackets are made exclusively for the Open.
373.84 is the number of points top-ranked female Ticket To Ride (TTR) leader Natasza Zurek has earned so far in the TTR World Snowboard Tour, which culminates at this year’s US Open.
420 hours is the amount of man time Stratton has put in to creating the US Open halfpipe, which is 450 feet long.
550cc is the displacement of the new 2007 Ski-Doo Freestyle Back Country snowmobile that will be awarded to both the female and male US Open Rookie Award winners.
848.55 is the number of points top-ranked male Ticket To Ride (TTR) leader Risto Matilla has earned so far in the TTR World Snowboard Tour, which culminates at this year’s US Open.
1983 is the year Stratton Mountain, which has hosted the Open for 22 years, opened its trails and lifts to snowboarders.
2007 Burton boards, boots and bindings will be available to demo at the US Open — six months before they arrive in stores.
3,000 April issues of FHM magazine featuring the US Open special-section will be given out at the event.
$5,000 is the amount of cash Snickers will give to each male and female rider who pulls off the best trick in the slopestyle contest.
7777 Paul Mitchell product samples will be given away at the Open.
220,000 people will join Myspace.com during one day of the US Open.
$250,000 is the total amount of money and prizes awarded to winning riders at the Open — one of the only snowboard events in the world to offer equal prize money to men and women.
28,800,000 gallons of water have been used by Stratton to produce 144.4 acres of snow for this year’s event.
110 million households can get NBC, which is broadcasting the Burton US Open on April 15, 2006 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. EST.