A few months ago a rumor started circulating amongst the contest kids that Vail was going to become the new host to the U.S. Open of Snowboarding. Dismissing this as everyone’s wishful thinking on an event that had serious history into something that somewhat sucks I passed on following up on that. Flash forward to yesterday when an email came in from an anonymous source stating that they heard about it from Kelly Clark at her charity golf tournament, I decided to reach out to some of my more credible contacts and see what they had to say.
While no one is officially making statements the general consensus is that something is in the works. My guess is that later this week we’ll hear about it amongst all the big news sources. For now the closest thing I could dig up that might suggest this is true is from the World Snowboard Tour site.
Not anything conclusive but it only states it’s in the U.S. where as the screen shot below lists Stratton as the home mountain.
If this moves is it a turning point in competitive snowboarding history or the death of the biggest event on the east? If any news about this topic comes in we will for sure be keeping you up to date, but for now it’s only in the rumor mill.