Slopestyle competition starts Wednesday at the Burton US Open

Slopestyle competition starts Wednesday at the Burton US Open
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By John LaConte

VAIL — Golden Peak is now Golden Peaks, with three mountains of snow set up to test the world’s best snowboarders beginning today at the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships.Those snow mountains, visible from much of town, are actually jumps in a slopestyle course of Olympian proportions, which snowmakers in Vail have been preparing for all season. The jumps measure 55 feet, 65 feet and 75 feet from takeoff to landing. Preceding them is a section of rails, some measuring longer than 30 feet.Slopestyle riding starts Wednesday at Golden Peak with semifinals beginning at 10 a.m. A field of 16 …

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