2012: Snowboarding's Year In Review

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U.S. Open moves to Vail

Photograph By SKYE

After 20 years spent in Vermont, the birthplace of Burton snowboards and also of the U.S. Open, Burton announced that snowboarding's longest-running contest will be moving to Vail, Colorado in 2013. Will it be better or worse, bigger or smaller, more or less important in its new home? Only time will tell. In the meantime, one thing is for certain: we have definitely reached the end of an era.