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Watch the 3rd Annual Burton High Fives


TUNE IN: Watch the 3rd Annual Burton High Fives on burton.com/HighFives on September 19th and 20th

WHAT: Watch the 3rd annual High Fives presented by MINI at Cardrona Alpine Resort webcast at www.burton.com/HighFives, with slopestyle coverage starting at 8:00 PM (NZST) on September 19th, and halfpipe coverage starting at 8:00 PM (NZST) on September 20th. To optimize viewing times for fans around the world, the webcast will air delayed with multiple re-broadcasts based on time zones and include rider interviews and bios, as well as full replays for on-demand viewing at any time. Any schedule updates will be featured on Burton’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

WHO: 60 of the top riders in the world will compete, including halfpipe Olympians Taku Hiraoka (JPN), Ayumu Hirano (JPN), Kaitlyn Farrington (USA), Xuetong Cai (CHN), Queralt Castellet (ESP) and Chloe Kim (USA). The slopestyle competition is equally stacked with the world’s best, including 2014 US Open champion and Olympic medalist Mark McMorris, Olympic medalist and 2013 High Fives winner, Stale Sandbech, as well as Torstein Horgmo (NOR). The women’s slopestyle field includes 2014 US Open champion and Sochi gold medalist Jamie Anderson as well as Silje Norendal (NOR). The line-up also includes invited local athletes from New Zealand, including Carlos Garcia Knight and JJ Raywood, as well as seasoned Kiwi pros and Olympians Rebecca Torr, Shelly Gotlieb, Christy Prior and Stefi Luxton. Finally, Australia is well represented by Olympians Nathan Johnstone, Kent Kalister, brother and sister duo Cameron and Lauren Staveley, along with Matthew Cox, Emily Author and Jess Rich.

WHEN: The entire event will air on www.burton.com/HighFives during the following times:

New Zealand Time Zone Start Time:
Slopestyle Event, Friday, September 19th 8:00 PM (NZST)
Halfpipe Event, Saturday, September 20th 8:00 PM (NZST)
*Special Slopestyle Event rebroadcast on 9/20 at 7:00 AM (NZST); Halfpipe Event rebroadcast on 9/21 at 7:00 AM (NZST)

Australia Time Zone Start Time:
Slopestyle Event, Friday, September 19th 6:00 PM (AEST)
Halfpipe Event, Saturday, September 20th 6:00 PM (AEST)

U.S. (New York) Time Zone Start Time:
Slopestyle Event, Friday, September 19th 4:00 AM (EST)
Halfpipe Event, Saturday, September 20th 4:00 AM (EST)
*Special Slopestyle Event rebroadcast on 9/19 at 3:00 PM (EST) / 12:00 PM (PST); Halfpipe Event rebroadcast on 9/20 at 3:00 PM (EST) / 12:00 PM (PST)

Central Europe Time Zone Start Time:
Slopestyle Event, Friday, September 19th 10:00 AM (CET)
Halfpipe Event, Saturday, September 20th 10:00 AM (CET)

Japan Time Zone Start Time:
Slopestyle Event, Friday, September 19th 5:00 PM (JST)
Halfpipe Event, Saturday, September 20th 5:00 PM (JST)

Don’t forget to check out the High Fives video teaser, and for the most up-to-date rider list and highlights from the team competitions throughout the week, head here. For real-time event news, follow the hashtag #BurtonHighFives. Also be sure to check your local TV listings for the 2014 Burton High Fives highlight show, which is scheduled to air in the U.S. and around the globe later this fall.

A big thanks to MINI for their support of the 2014 Burton High Fives event.

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 world-class sport by creating ground-breaking products, supporting a team of top snowboarders and pushing resorts to allow snowboarding. Today, Burton designs and manufactures industry-leading products for snowboarding and the snowboard lifestyle, including snowboards, boots, bindings, outerwear and layering as well as year-round 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 and @burtonsnowboard on Instagram and Twitter.

About MINI
MINI is involved in action sports around the world through cooperations and sponsoring activities. As a partner of trend-conscious sports, MINI supports young and creative sportspeople and, in so doing, promotes the development of their sport. MINI has been the official presenting partner for the Burton Global Event Series since 2011. For more information, visit www.MINI.com.

About Cardrona Alpine Resort
Cardrona Alpine Resort, located between Wanaka and Queenstown, is a relaxed and family friendly ski area with world-class freestyle facilities. Cardrona has four terrain parks, two halfpipes, a gravity cross course and big air jump. It is home to Australasia’s only World Cup 22-foot halfpipe and World Cup slopestyle course. Cardrona Alpine Resort is a wholly owned subsidiary of Real Journeys, Ltd.

About TTR Pro Snowboarding & World Snowboard Tour
TTR Pro Snowboarding is a non-profit organization that oversees a professional network of events and athletes. Our objective is to develop and showcase the sport of snowboarding through the World Snowboard Tour, while facilitating a fair and open competition environment that includes innovative judging and ranking systems. We encourage riders to develop from rookies into world-class athletes through a 6 Star level rating system; which will be replaced by a new 4-tiered structure from October 2014.

Under the new World Snowboard Tour 2.0, the 4-tiered structure will encompass Elite, International, National, and Regional event levels. Elite events will comprise the WST Pro Series (current working title). The Regional, National, and International levels of the WST 2.0 will make up the WST Qualifying Series (working title). TTR Pro Snowboarding owns the World Snowboard Tour, the TTR World Ranking System and the World Championships of Snowboarding. The World Snowboard Tour includes Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air events, and awards Championship titles in each discipline at the end of each season.


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