Powder Mountain Resort To Host New Burton Qualifiers Snowboard Contest On January 23, 2016

January 18 2016

EDEN, UTAH, January 6, 2015 – Powder Mountain Resortannounces that it is part of the most anticipated traveling snowboard tour of the year—the Burton Qualifiers,an all­new contest series debuting this winter with seven stops throughout North America. This one­day contest is coming to Powder Mountain January 23. This FREE series will be open to all riders with a $10,000 cash purse up for grabs as well as the opportunity to win a spot to compete in the 2016 Burton Rail Days event to be held in Asia next fall.

As host of the Burton Qualifiers, Powder Mountain Resort will be stepping up our freestyle offerings with a unique course built around Mystery Hits reflecting the defining quality of our resort. This course will be built exclusively for Burton Qualifiers participants.

The contest is open to the first 100 riders to register on the morning of the event. Registration for this free event at Powder Mountain Resortwill be from 9:00am–11:00am in the Hidden Lake Lodge. Riders will be able to register in either the Open or 15 & Under divisions. The format of the contest is jam style with riders in each division given an hour to impress the judges who will be scoring based on style and trick execution. The top three riders in each division will take home a cash prize and major bragging rights. The top six riders will also earn a spot to compete at the final event at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs resort with more cash prizes and the chance at earning aspot to compete in the 2016 Burton Rail Days in Asia, which offers a$27,000 cash purse on the global stage.

For more info on the 2016 Burton Qualifiers, including a complete list of participating resorts, full results, photos and video edits go to www.burtonqualifiers.comand follow #BurtonQualifiers.

A special thanks to Anon and Snowboarder Magazine for their support of the Burton Qualifiers.

About Burton

In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn and has dedicated his life to snowboarding ever since. Burton has played a pivotal role in growing snowboarding from a backyard hobby to a world­class sport by creating ground­breaking products, supporting a team of top snowboarders and pushing resorts to allow snowboarding. Today, Burton designs and manufactures industry­leading products for snowboarding and the snowboard lifestyle, including snowboards, boots, bindings, outerwear and layering as well as year­round apparel, packs/bags and accessories. Privately held and owned by Jake and his wife,

Burton President Donna Carpenter, Burton’s headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont with offices in Austria, Japan, Australia, California, Canada and China. For more information on Burton, head
to www.burton.com and follow its line at facebook.com/burtonsnowboards, @burtonsnowboards
on Instagram and @burtonsnowboard on Twitter.

About Powder Mountain Resort

Founded in 1972, the resort has steadily grown to be a family resort and premier Cat Skiing area. Widely considered one of the top powder ski destinations in the world, boasting 7,000 acres of terrain. Receiving more than 500 inches of annual snowfall and offers 2,500 inbound vertical feet,144 runs, powder expeditions, cat skiing, and backcountry expeditions, terrain park, and hosting national competitions.

Media Contact:

Jean­Pierre (JP) Goulet, Marketing Coordinator at Powder Mountain Resort

jpgoulet@powdermountain.com

Chelbie Hunger, Public Relations Coordinator at Powder Mountain Resort

chelbie@summit.co 

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