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Burton Qualifiers set for throwdown at Boreal Mountain

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The Burton Qualifiers are free to the public. Registration opens at 10 a.m. at Woodward Tahoe and is capped for the competition's two divisions at 100 riders.
Courtesy of Jake Pollock / Boreal Mountain California

One of the premier amateur contests for up-and-coming snowboarders will make its only stop in the Western U.S. this Saturday.

For the third straight year the Burton Qualifiers touch down at Boreal Mountain California for an hour-long jam session, offering hundreds of athletes a chance to walk away with cash prizes and claim invitations to the finals at the end of March in Pennsylvania.

The Burton Qualifiers feature an open format jam session, emphasizing creativity and progression. Riders have an hour to get in as many runs as possible while looking to impress judges with trick execution and style.

Registrations for the event at Boreal is free and open to the public, and is capped at 100 riders apiece for the competition’s two divisions — 15-and-under and open. Registration for the competition opens at 10 a.m. at Woodward Tahoe.

Practice will run from 11 to noon. The 15-and-under event will get underway at 12:30 p.m.

The top six finishers in each division qualify for the final event at Seven Springs. First place in 15-and-under division receives $500, and $1,000 goes to the winner of the open division.

The stop at Boreal is the fifth of six events before the finals at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania.