BURLINGTON, VT (Oct 2, 2007) — Online competitor registration is now open for the first ever Burton Canadian Open, taking place from December 3-9, 2007 at CODA’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta. The third stop on the 2007/2008 Burton Global Open Series and a four-star Ticket To Ride event, the Canadian Open will include slopestyle and halfpipe competitions, offering riders this season’s largest snowboard event prize purse in Canada.

Here’s how to register to compete:

Head to www.opensnowboarding.com, go to the Canadian Open homepage and click on Registration. Registration for the men’s and women’s slopestyle and halfpipe pre-qualifiers will be processed through a lottery. All potential competitors are welcome to sign up for the lottery through November 1, 2007. If your name is selected from the lottery, we will notify you by e-mail on or before November 10, 2007. Once you receive your email notification you will be charged a non-refundable CAD $75 registration fee per discipline in which you want to compete. If your name is not selected through the random lottery, you will be added to the waitlist. Top pros will receive special invites to compete. For complete details/rules on the registration process, visit the Canadian Open home page on opensnowboarding.com.

With events scheduled year-round and in six countries, the Burton Global Open Series boasts the most lucrative cumulative prize purse in snowboarding. All six Burton Global Open Series events offer riders the chance to earn points towards a male and female championship title, each worth $100,000, currently the largest single payout in competitive snowboarding. Following this summer’s New Zealand and Australian Opens, Mason Aguirre (USA) and Elizabeth Beerman (USA) are in the lead for the $100,000 Burton Global Open Series Championship title.

The Burton Global Open Series is also part of the Ticket To Ride (TTR) World Snowboard Tour, the largest group of independent freestyle snowboard events in the world. TTR ranks riders based on their results at participating competitions and crowns a TTR World Champion at the US Open.

For more information on the Burton Global Open Series head to www.opensnowboarding.com

For more information on TTR, visit www.ttrworldtour.com